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I'd nearly forgotten how much I loved this album
on 5 October 2015
I got the vinyl version of QE2 when it first came out, and nearly wore it out. Now I've finally got the CD version, I find myself playing some of the tracks over and over again just as I did all those years ago. I wouldn't claim that this album is in the same league as Tubular Bells, Ommadawn or Hergest Ridge (the latter being Oldfield's very best work to my ears) but.. there's something really accessible and addictive about some of the tracks, and I'd say it's got a more uplifting vibe than his earlier work. At the same time it still plays more like a continuous body of music than the albums that followed it.
I just can't believe it took me so long to get this in CD form after I ditched all of my vinyl. Still, better late than never.