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The Millennium Bell
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on 18 July 2017
The music:
This is my least favourite "Bells", but I do respect it, being highly experimental and fresh. Some of the tracks are brilliant (1,2,3,&10) and some hit the wall with a thud and fall down with a splat, like Track 4. This performance-poetry version of Amazing Grace is over-acted and annoying, and a far cry from the epiphanous nature of the original masterpiece. If you're a serious Mike Oldfield fan, toss a coin to decide whether you should buy it or not, or, decide beforehand that it will sound nothing like anything else you know from the Mike Oldfield collection, and be open-minded.

The vinyl:
I had two problems with the disc: (1) It was not "Brand New" as advertised - it had been opened, and (2) it sounded a bit dull. This could have been due to either the disc being played before, on a system with stylus weight set far too high, or it could have been due to it being from a digital master, rather than analogue. In the end, sending it back would cost half as much as the record, so I might as well keep it, albeit with a frown and a grumble.
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on 1 February 2014
Another recording from Mike with the Bell in the title, not a bad album but not his best work here. Some of the vocals are ok and some not so depends on what you like. Music wise if it had been just an instrumental release i would have given it 5 stars because i know that Mike delivers every time. A colourful cover for the album which looks very pleasing to the eye, but could have been much better.
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on 1 August 2017
have most of MO albums. This one has not grown on me so far.
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on 8 February 2016
Have been listening to Mike Oldfield for the last 45 years and have never been disappointed with anything that this musical genius has done including The Millennium Bell.
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on 3 May 2018
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on 22 October 2015
Bought to replace older formats of the same album in my collection - it was always going to get 5 stars!!
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on 28 May 2016
Quick delivery - product meets my expectations.
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on 23 February 2016
oldfield at his best
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on 18 January 2016
Great disc
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on 18 April 2015
good product good price
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