Mike Oldfield – Hergest Ridge – 8XV2013


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Condition: Good

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“This cart is in good condition. All labels are complete. A previous owner has applied some type of see through protector cover over the labels. This has not prevented some bubbling on the front and back labels. This cart is complete with the colour sleeve, which for the age, is in acceptable condition. Please check the photos.”

Artist: Mike Oldfield
Type: Album
Format: 8-Track Cartridge
Record Label: Virgin
Year: 1974
Release Title: Hergest Ridge
Genre: Rock

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Hergest Ridge is the second studio album by English musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1974. It is a concept album inspired by the landscape of Hergest Ridge, a hill in Herefordshire, England.

The album is divided into two parts, “The Rising of the Moon” and “The Spirit of the Trees.” The music is mostly instrumental, with Oldfield playing a variety of instruments, including guitar, synthesizer, and mellotron. The album also features some vocals, provided by Oldfield and his then-wife Sally Cooper.

Hergest Ridge is a landmark album in the history of progressive rock. It is a sprawling, ambitious work that showcases Oldfield’s virtuosity as a musician and composer. The album is also notable for its use of synthesizers, which were relatively new at the time.

Hergest Ridge was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK album charts. It was also well-received by critics, who praised its originality and ambition. The album has since been recognized as a classic of progressive rock.


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