Ratings and Reviews
Let's correct a few things. This is NOT the 1975 version of Ommadawn, even though iTunes has that date on it, plus an old review of the original album. Just goes to show how much iTunes knows about music. This is a completely new recording, and it is magnificent. If you loved the original, this new, completely different "Return" will blow you away. Amazing.
Mike Oldfield at his best
I'm a huge Mike Oldfield fan. Although I love many of his more recent releases, my heart is really with his older stuff. This is magnificant and had me in tears as I listened for the first time. This is all him - he wrote, produced, engineered and played every instrument on the album. Itunes shows it was released in 1975, but the was the original Ommadawn. This is his Return to Ommadawn and is a masterpiece.
I just listened to this album today. It's very well executed and is what you expect from Mike Oldfield. It's a very good sequel to the original Ommadawn. I used to listen to Ommadawn when I was a kid and the new album is a flashback to my childhood world.