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on 24 February 2013
This budget CD comes from Universal Music's "Icon" series which aims to feature the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favourites of the most popular artists in music history - not that this is explained anywhere in the CD information.

If I didn't know better, I'd have thought this was a bootleg. Budget CDs don't have to be quite as cheaply thrown together as this. The album doesn't even feature a title, and has a pretty uncomplimentary mugshot of Oldfield on the cover.

The obligatory inclusion of Tubular Bells is severely edited, and nobody spotted the missing "P" in the title of the last track which now reads as "Incantations Art Four". The booklet contains no information about Oldfield, where the tracks have been sourced from or the reason for inclusion on this CD - and although it lists every musician playing in the orchestra for the tracks taken from "Music of the Spheres" it can't be bothered to credit Maggy Reilly or any of the other musicians on "Moonlight Shadow", and claims that Viv Stanshall wrote "Sailor's Hornpipe"!

This seems to be a rather random and unncessary compilation, with sloppy and amateurish packaging, even given the low price. 2 stars - because at least most of the music itself is OK.
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on 19 August 2012
Don't bother. Total rubbish. Go and get the new 'best of' - 'Two Sides'.. Goodness knows why this was released. They didn't even do a spell check on the sleeve notes...
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on 10 June 2013
this CD was thrown together (thrown being right) I will never know? It is an insult to Mike Oldfield and all the wonderful music and albums he has created over the last 40 years. In my opinion Mike Oldfield should be feeling ashamed to be associated with the album. It is cheap and nasty and insults the intelligence of all true Oldfield fans (such as me). As others have pointed out, the sleeve notes were not even spell checked and the cover photo is awful! If you are unsure about buying the album, forget it and put your money towards one or more of Oldfield's classic albums (Tubular Bells 1 and 2, etc).
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on 26 December 2012
I am prejudiced. I loveMike Oldfield and have most of his albums (not all the duplicates) Not to everyones taste but I love them. This is a glympse from the start of earlier recordings. A must for Olfield fans
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on 7 March 2015
Excellant arrived on time just great
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on 14 February 2016
very satisfactory
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on 23 November 2014
Perfect
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