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Great choice if you love Mike Oldfield and Vinyl Records
on 6 July 2017
I have always loved Songs of Distant Earth, and hearing it on vinyl for the first time in decades was very special. The recording quality is very good, and the record is nice and heavy. The printing on the cover is slightly pixelated - I'm not sure if it was like that on the original 1994 covers, but I buy records to listen to, not to look at.
Musically, this is, in my opinion, one of MO's best albums. Some of his other albums are great, but then it gets spoiled by a sudden burst of frivolity, much like some of Mozart's music. Songs of Distant Earth, however, has a very nice, steady character - not too serious and heavy, not too light and cheerful. Apart from being true listening music (i.e. that's all one does - sit with a glass of something and enjoy the music) it also makes nice evening/ background/ candle-lit dinner music.