Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop
Sort of a Late Pop Follow Up to Water Bearer, as Some of the Songs from that Album Form the Base of a Few Songs on this One. Rooted in Mor Pop, Tracks Include Three Rings / Digging for Gold / the Blessing /Summer of Love /... more »
Sort of a Late Pop Follow Up to Water Bearer, as Some of the Songs from that Album Form the Base of a Few Songs on this One. Rooted in Mor Pop, Tracks Include Three Rings / Digging for Gold / the Blessing /Summer of Love / Healing Light and More.
Not her best, but still not bad...
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame that so few of Sally Oldfield's recordings are in print-- and even a bigger shame that the easiest-to-find one, "Three Rings", is also her least impressive effort. Essentially, "Three Rings" is an unremarkable album of music in a style that used to be called 'adult contemporary'... which really is slang for light melodic pop that plays it safe and breaks no boundaries. That's a pretty apt description of this album. It's not bad by any means-- and it's certainly pleasant to listen to, but it's not all like some of Sally's groundbreaking music from the late 70s and early 80s (e.g. "Water Bearer", "Playing in the Flame"). It's more comparable to her other recent efforts like "Natasha", "Femme", and "Instincts", but is perhaps even more bland. Even more sadly, the best song on this-- the title track, in fact, is actually just a watered-down version of the "Nenya" part of "Songs of the Quendi" (from her 1st album) with altered lyrics. Still, when all's said and done, this is a very listenable adult pop album, and is certainly better than a lot of dreck out there. But, it's by no means her best album-- not even remotely."
Reminiscence of 1978
Andrea | Palermo, Italy | 05/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We can consider Three Rings as the remix of Water Bearer. Words and music seems to be a new version of that wonderful album, but, of course, the result is different. The Blessing, Survival, Summer In My Hand are very beautiful songs, and Digging For Gold or Summer of Love are commercial track released as singles. Is a good album but not the best 90's work for Mrs Oldfield."