- Audio CD (30 July 2012)
- Number of Discs: 6
- Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
- Label: Mercury / Universal UMC
- ASIN: B008298NZA
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,920 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Classic Album Selection (Six Albums 1973-1980) Box set, Original recording remastered
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The Classic Album Selection series offers a range of superb original albums by some of the most groundbreaking artists of all time. The Mike Oldfield selection presents his first six albums in replica card sleeves housed in an attractive slipcase. It features the most recent remasters of the legendary albums Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations, Platinum and QE2. It provides a complete overview of the first seven years of Mike Oldfield’s illustrious career.
Top Customer Reviews
This box set contains the first six studio albums by mike Oldfield and bonus tracks.
mike Oldfield's single and sailor's hornpipe
in dulce Jubilo (for Maureen) and Spanish tune
in dulce jubilo, first excursion, arguers and Portsmouth
platinum live, north star(2012) and blue Peter.
Polka, Wonderful land and Shiva.
I will also not go into the music on this box set as most people who are looking at this will know of mike Oldfield and there are also many good reviews for these albums over the web. I will just talk about the box itself.
The 6 albums come in a thick card box that is rather sturdy and will protect the single album cases easy. Each album comes in a rather thin card case the same as the original LP cases. These cases fold open to contain photos or artwork. The card is ok its a little thin but its one of the best for this type of packaging I have seen. Some albums have the same artwork they have since there creation and some are brand new such as incantations. Inside the cases there is either pictures of mike himself or old cover art or replicated sleeve art from the original LPs. The CDs in the box set have been re designed with general colours i.e. tubular bells is blue and QE2 is red and the disk also gives what tracks are on the disk and a small photo of the CD cover. This box set is the basic box set as it has no booklets with the albums of 1 big one about them all which I would have liked to have had but it's still worth it.
Over all the box set is nice and good for the money. I agree with what allot of people are saying even if you already have a mike Oldfield CD or 2 or have the LPs you can't use this is a good box to pick up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good quality box set, but 0.2% lack, because, wide is little more longer than high.Published 18 months ago by seung-do Hong
Some tracks are better than others, but not having collected any of these albums individually this was an excellent value to get much of Mike Oldfield's back catalogue in one... Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by C. Schroeder
Pity that Hergist Ridge has lost the howling dog, I bought this collection on the basis of that. Searched through all the relevant discs but found it had been removed from the... Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2013 by L. B. Pilley