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Light & Shade

This has to be the most radical change I have ever heard from Mike, the album is the first one where I can honestly say i like everything i hear. The texture of the music is really clever and clear, his use of drum loops is greatly enhanced by the brilliance in the guitars, balance of the bass and use of vocals. I've found the whole balance of this album inspiring and thought provoking. Its a sort of Mike Oldfield meets other groups of that genre, but with his obvious touches, I love the album and listen to it daily, I'd highly recommend it to anyone even if you've not heard of him before, its worth a listen!

The Bell Banger Does it Again

Anyone worth their Bells in Tubular Fashion knows that Mike has done it again, simply superb. His flow of precision music gliding and the awesome journey you are taken, all his music has the same dream quality and this one does not let you down. Im a life long fan and know of no other artist that can make the hair stand up on the back of the neck with that classic Guitar riff that never gets old. Please do more concerts Mike, your a living legend !

Classic Oldfield

In 1974 I walked past a door in a dorm and heard a ping and then another and another. Not knowing what it was, but loving what I heard, I had to investigate. I asked a total stranger who made this sound and voila I got hooked on Mike Oldfield. After now 32 years I still love Oldfield and Light and Shade belongs there with the best. Classic Oldfield.


Born: 15 May 1953 in Reading, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Composer Mike Oldfield rose to fame on the success of Tubular Bells, an eerie, album-length conceptual piece employed to stunning effect in the film The Exorcist. Born May 15, 1953, in Reading, England, Oldfield began his professional career at the age of 14, forming the Sallyangie folk duo with his sister Sally; a year later, the siblings issued their debut LP, Children of the Sun. By the age of 16, he was playing bass with Soft Machine founder Kevin Ayers' group the Whole World alongside experimental...
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Light & Shade, Mike Oldfield
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  • £10.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, New Age, Rock
  • Released: 01 January 2005

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