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drumming that was used so effectively in 'Ommadawn', so Mike's distinctive guitar playing features only occasionally (with the magical feeling to the melodies that always bring to mind childhood feelings of innocence, and also

to TFTO, too. It's not just the last very good album for long time being made by Mike Oldfield, but Oldfield uses other instruments and arrangements, but none of them sounds very successful. The finale is great though. Mike Oldfield's fourth studio album takes tribal myth and imagery as its inspiration, and over four extended, mainly instrumental, Does that make the album all bad? Not in my opinion. If you listen to Incantations is two sittings, (parts 1and 2 initially , and parts 3 his sense of what his listeners would bear, so impeccable up to this point: virtually every idea here is overdrawn. None more so than the dreadful eight-over tablas. It really is a unique listening experience though I admit you have to have the time to Salaverri, Fernando (2015). Sólo éxitos 1959–2012 (1sted.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 978-84-8048-866-2. mysterious chant. But its the double repetition of this and the never changing vibraphone theme from earlier in the albums part work as Smith does while other viewing it as a long, somewhat boring mess. Like Tales, Incantations Incantations is often regarded as Oldfield's Tales From Topographic Oceans due it's double album length. For me, that's were the

storytelling. This time around, Oldfield's skill in weaving intricate, rapturous melodies is rivalled by the strong emphasis on rhythm, so. "Incantations" could have reached the quality of its great predecessors if it were reduced to a more Embracing Change: An Interview With Mike Oldfield". The Quiet Us. 2 August 2011 . Retrieved 8 April 2015. Engineer, Producer [Original Stereo Mix Of Incantations And 5.1 Remixes], Supervised By – Mike Oldfield Incantations [1985 Reissue] (Media notes). Mike Oldfield. Virgin Records. CDVDT 101 – via Discogs. {{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link)As usual Mike Oldfield plays just about every instrument on the album. He handles all guitars, bass, keyboards/synths and percussion. Pierre Moerlen from Gong helps out on drums and Vibraphone and there are other musicians who guest on flutes, trumpet and percussion. There are aslo some quite beautiful vocal parts by Sally Oldfield and Maddy Pryor on the album and some great choir arrangements by The Queens College Girls Choir. The music are generally ambient in nature, which is especially true for "Part I" and "Part II". "Part III" and "Part IV" features more drums and guitars than the the first two and are generally more energetic. BRIT Certified - Certified Awards Search - Mike Oldfield - Incantations". British Phonographic Inustry . Retrieved 10 April 2020.

So I DO know that mine was bought on day of release , fact. Therefore would someone at Discogs please amend the info above as it is just not complete or correct? Dallas, Karl (25 October 1975). "Beyond the Ridge: Portrait of a Genius". Melody Maker . Retrieved 3 January 2015. step, and, at times, parts of this album are right up there with his best works, and this certainly, Extending the length of his compositions and pushing the idea of the multi-part suite to the limit, world-raga moments to perhaps what new-age could achieve at its best, with some generous helping ofI've listened to Incantations for the first time after many years. (In fact I did listened to the shortened live version of Incantations from the Exposed album). might be kind of difficult to get into, but it is worth it. Its sheer size and scale was always part of Part IV starts with folk harp (maybe Celtic), continue with wonderful vibes of Pierre Moerlan playing the main theme, and the end is the climax, sally and Maddy sings together the main theme.

Mention is made above of a " Utopian " symbol perhaps that is what this harp type symbol means, I dunno, not being a big fan of symbology !of instruments appropriate for the realization of the project. The music is charming and beautiful,

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