Mike Oldfield - Man On the Rocks (Limited Super Deluxe Edition) 3CD
Rock, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197:24 min | 475 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Virgin Records | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2014-03-01
"Let me out, I can't breathe/ Gotta get out of this concrete hole," are the first words on Mike Oldfield's first album in six years – a cri de coeur accompanied by a video shot on a beach in the Bahamas, where he has lived since 2009. His concrete holes, clearly, are not as others'. But that doesn't impair the listening experience – if you accept that Man on the Rocks is the pop equivalent of a historical re-enactment society, it's oddly engrossing. The sound recreated here is the 1970s rock of Toto and the Steve Miller Band: all amiable, mid-tempo guitar amblings underscored by wistful thoughts about escape and freedom.