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Hergest Ridge (CD)
Like Tubular Bells, the album is divided into two movements, but unlike its multi-themed and rapidly-changing predecessor, Hergest Ridge involves economic use of the various themes and with more sophisticated musical development. Oldfield is also innovative with Hergest Ridge in the novel way in which he builds up textures, commonly involving multiple layers of electric guitar recorded by first amplifying heavily (to achieve a sustained organ-like quality) and then reducing the volume greatly. Textures are extended further using various organ timbres and the use of voice as an instrument (the voice is never treated prominently and is deliberately reduced as much as possible and thus permitted largely for textural effect).
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Similar artists: 10 CC, ANNIE HASLAM, AQUAPLAN, SALLY OLDFIELD
Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1974
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Label: UME IMPORTS
Country: US
Item No: 532675-5
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Track List
01 Hergest ridge part one [2010 mix previously unreleased] [#] - 19:22
02 Hergest ridge part two [2010 mix previously unreleased] [#] - 18:47
03 In dulce jubilo (for maureen) - 2:46
04 Spanish tune - 3:11
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