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Mike Oldfield
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Exposed
Review by Steve Alspach
I suppose the main question anyone would want to ask regarding this CD is whether or not Mike Oldfield could pull off a live version of some of his larger works such as Incantations or Tubular Bells.
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Hergest Ridge
Review by John Pierpoint
Ah! The difficult second album! When your first album becomes an unexpected hit and makes you an international star, how do you follow it up?

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Incantations
Review by Steve Alspach
"Incantations," released in 1978, may have been Mike Oldfield's most ambitious work to date.
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Ommadawn
Review by John Pierpoint
Completing the trilogy of early albums that began with Tubular Bells and continued with Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn manages to trump both earlier efforts with its sheer power and innovation.

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Platinum
Review by John Pierpoint
After a string of successful instrumental albums (Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn and Incantations), Mike Oldfield’s eagerly awaited next album Platinum came as something of a surprise to many.

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Songs of Distant Earth
Review by Gary Hill
This album is apparently based on an Arthur C. Clarke book.

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Tubular Beats
Review by Gary Hill
This album is made up of remixes of Mike Oldfield’s music.

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Tubular Bells
Review by John Pierpoint
It's now 40 years since this classic and genre-busting album was first unleashed on the world.

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Tubular Bells 2003
Review by Steve Alspach
There's an old joke that goes "Why does a dog lick himself? Because he can." Some may credit the same reason as to why Mike Oldfield has remade Tubular Bells.
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DVD Reviews
Mike Oldfield - Live at Montreux 1981 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I'd have to say that the first thing that caught my attention on watching this video is how young Mike Oldfield looks here. Now, mind you, I understand that it is now 25 years later, and I'm not referring to his youth in comparison to today.

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Mike Oldfield - The Space Movie DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This movie is a questionable inclusion at Music Street Journal. On the surface, it doesn’t qualify as music related.
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