Yes, the performance is as always exemplary, but with Oldfield at the time beginning to wear out the path he was repeatedly walking, the need for strong compositions was even greater than on preceding albums. The feature track Is the four part "Platinum", which occupies the whole of side one of the LP. The piece has the usual variety of themes, but I found the links between them somewhat more jarring than usual. Oldfield appears at times to be on cruise control when playing guitar. There is some variation from the norm in the Chicago like brass, and a rather jazzy piano interlude leading up to the "Ommadawn" like ending, with non-lyrical vocals.
Overall though, it is just a bit too dull and Oldfield by the numbers like. Side two is an eclectic mix of mismatched songs. Apart from the aforementioned "Guilty", there is the crooning George Gershwin cover "I got rhythm". Read more about the condition. Business seller information. Contact details.
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Now i have searched for the name of the album again, as i cant the CD case anywhere, and somehow still remember the name after so many years which is unlike me. Hung Medien. When Oldfield was in New Punkadiddle - Mike Oldfield - Music Wonderland (Cassette) City recording Platinum and "Guilty" he recorded a disco arrangement of his first album, Tubular Bellsbut he decided not to release it. Oldfield brought in many accomplished musicians, including a number from the then current line up of Gong. This came as part of a deal in which Oldfield's Virgin albums were transferred to the label. The second side of the LP gives the impression that Oldfield is running short of inspiration, even reverting to a rare cover version to fill the time. Skip to main content. Side A Great.
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