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ARTIST : Mike OldfieldTITLE : Hergest RidgeLABEL : UniversalGENRE : Progressive RockBITRATE : LAME v3.97 VBR V2SOURCE : CDSIZE : 165 MBSTORE DATE : 2010Track List----------CD #101. Hergest Ridge (Part One) (2010 Stereo Mix) [19:18]02. Hergest Ridge (Part Two) (2010 Stereo Mix) [18:47]03. In Dulci Jubilo (For Maureen) [2:47]04. Spanish Tune [3:11]CD #201. Hergest Ridge (Part One) (1974 Stereo Mix) [21:30]02. Hergest Ridge (Part Two) (1974 Stereo Mix) [18:42]03. Hergest Ridge (Part One) (1974 Demo Recording) [20:19]04. Hergest Ridge (Part Two) (1974 Demo Recording) [18:10] http://www.mikeoldfieldofficial.comThis 2010 Deluxe Edition features versions of the original record, remasteredfor a modern audience, unheard demo versions, plus the mixes found on the vinylversion first released in 1974 - along with DVD footage to accompany both partsof Hergest Ridge.Departing from the choppy mix of prog and folk-based influences explored forthe first time on Mike Oldfield's debut Tubular Bells, Oldfield's muchanticipated follow up, Hergest Ridge develops for itself a unique charmentirely its own. Softer and calmer, atmospheric and haunting, Hergest Ridge isa lament to the soothing environment Oldfield enveloped himself in directlyafter his debut's overwhelming success.With sounds evoking imagery of rolling Welsh hills and pure, pastoral scenery - drawing influences from a genuine British nature spot - Hergest Ridge servesas a retreat from Oldfield's inner trauma as much as it does a journey into thewild desolation of nature. Signature guitars, mixed in with delicate woodwindand crashing brass deliver the insights into a mind which has grown harsher andcolder in the face of public acrimony.Comments Oldfield "I know I'm very unstable, and I probably always will be, butthe point is that I've accepted that about myself. Hergest Ridge, on the otherhand, is smooth, uncluttered. There are no tube trains, very few car doors,lots of open countryside, smooth hills, a general feeling of smoothness andwellbeing and non-hysteria, just a much nicer environment."