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Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn album review

Album Review

Returning to the place that’s a “state of mind” as much as a musical concept, this work of quiet intensity mirrors the creator’s personal tumult

Mike Oldfield’s third album, 1975’s Ommadawn, was recorded in the wake of his mother’s death. He was, in his own words, “barely communicating with my father”, and was struggling with

the stresses – manifesting as panic attacks – induced by the colossal success of his 1973 debut album Tubular Bells.


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