Saturday, April 21, 2012

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 16 - Taurus II (Mike Oldfield)

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 16:-

Mike Oldfield - Taurus II

"Five Miles Out" introduced me to the music of Mike Oldfield long before I first listened to his famous Tubular Bells for the first time, and the one track which stands out for me is the very first one from the album, "Taurus II".  As with most of Mike's earlier work (Tubular Bells, Incantations, Ommadawn etc.), this track is one long, continous track (24 minutes) made up of several different melodies and styles.

I remember my sister copying it on to an old C90 for me in the mid 1980's...  I still have the tape!  (Sssssshhhhhhh.... although I've bought several CD releases since, so that kind of makes up for having a naughty copy when I was a child!)

If you've never heard it before, give it a go...  Modern chart musicians can only dream of producing music of this quality.  As a big fan of Mike Oldfield, I still find this one of his best albums ever.

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