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Five Miles Out
Mike Oldfield
Five Miles Out
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

Japanese digitally remastered limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.


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All Artists: Mike Oldfield
Title: Five Miles Out
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Plate Caroline
Original Release Date: 1/1/1982
Re-Release Date: 8/15/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046185325


Album Description
Japanese digitally remastered limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork.

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Unique and impressive material!
Karl Glanville | Mosta, MALTA | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Reading a lot of reviews about Tubular Bells being the highest score in Oldfield`s career, makes me a lot disagree. Perhaps after the also excellent and refined Tubular Bells 2, Oldfield`s material became rather modern stuff, shaped to suite todays sounds, which made his recent records a bit less adventorous than the previous ones.
FIVE MILES OUT, is my favourite album. The 25 minute Taurus II is of epic proportions. Played loud in a capable hi-fi system will leave you breathless, and leaving you think that you`ve just heard to the best pieces of music one might ever hear. Taurus II, is perhaps the reply to those who say that Mike`s efforts in improving his work over Tubular Bells has been in vain. The progressive and varying rock theme is simply stunning and unique.
Orabidoo, is also another unique material, making (together with Taurus II) FIVE MILES OUT a unique material even in Mike discography. Mount Teidi offers some refined timpani work, while pop sound is exploited in Family Man and in the title track.
This is an album which one must buy without hesitation! Simply outstanding!!"
Five stars out of Five for "Five Miles out"
Mike Chadwick | Gdynia,Poland | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"after more sober and celtic influenced "Qe2" mike rearanged his style adding a lot of heavy guitars and hard drumming and returned with "FIve Miles out" - propably his best album from eigthies.
the opening almost half hour long "Taurus II" is a suprising continuation of QE2 main long track."Taurus II" starts with a heavy main guitar riff and eveloves suddenly into great progressive rock suite with celtic elements,disco beat and a lot of great is one of the best Mike's moments in his whole career.
"Family man" is a ironic fast catchy pop song (Maggie Reilly on vocals) that was a big hit across the europe - later covered by Hall and Oates synth pop duet.
"Orabidoo" is another great hypnotic track with a transe drums and vocoder voice singing mysterious lyrics about flying over Katmandu.the coda with piano riff repeated by other instruments is one of the most moving and exciting melodies from his longer tracks."Orabidoo" ends with irish song sung by Maggie.
"Mount teide" is nice instrumental with lovely guitar solo.drums played by mr.Palmer from Emerson,lake and palmer band!!!
finally the title song "Five miles out".intriguing sytnh-pop hit.Maggie's sweet voice sings along with more agressive and angry Mike's singing (i always wondered why he is singing so rarely,he is a really good vocalist).title song is based on Taurus II guitar riff and features some amusing parts (Mike's growling voice - "lost in static 18...") but also very pathetic and memorable of my favourite songs.
The album is one if his most extraordinary and interesting items from discography.Mike creates here really rich and colourfull paintings using a lot of instruments and of course his beloved electric album which you can't leave behind!"
One great album
Chevymaster | Michigan USA | 02/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Born in 85 i wasn't really able to enjoy this music at it's peak, howeve my mom had it on lp and it rocked the house and as i got older i thought that i just have to get this on cd and i was right the whole cd is spectacular my favorite track is of course the 25 minute Taurus II followed by Family man and of course Five Miles Out"