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also by Mike Oldfield:
This short album couples a side-long instrumental piece with a few short pop songs. I can't have been the only one to wonder why Mike Oldfield had such a high and squeaky voice after hearing "Moonlight Shadow" on the radio in the 80s. (Of course its actual singer, Maggie Reilly, was Oldfield's most frequent guest vocalist from this period) This hit tune has a pleasingly folky lilt, but if you thought it was drippy, then stay far away from "Foreign Affair". That throwaway ditty is made even worse by some awful lyrics.
July 22, 2004