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Earth Moving


Download links and information about Earth Moving by Mike Oldfield. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to New Age, Rock genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 41:21 minutes.

Artist: Mike Oldfield
Release date: 2006
Genre: New Age, Rock
Tracks: 9
Duration: 41:21
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No. Title Length
1. Holy (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:38
2. Hostage (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:09
3. Far Country (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:25
4. Innocent (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:30
5. Runaway Son (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:07
6. See The Light (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:59
7. Earth Moving (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:04
8. Blue Night (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:48
9. Nothing But/Bridge To Paradise (2000 Digital Remaster) 8:41



Earth Moving was one of the last installments in Mike Oldfield's series of pop experiments, and the record does sound as if the musician was running out of patience with the genre. Many listeners have written off this period, but there were interesting moments that passionate fans still appreciate. Oldfield commits completely to the pop/rock format on Earth Moving by excluding the kind of long intro piece that he often used to kick off other '80s recordings. Instead, the composer puts a sprawling but focused (by Oldfield standards) eight-minute number, "Nothing But/Bridge to Paradise," at the end of this 1989 release. The musician/composer displays a more deft pop hand throughout this offering, which probably isn't such a good thing. The quirkiness of discs like Crisis is exactly what makes them interesting. Unfortunately, songs like "Hostage" are so conventional, they sound unimaginative: almost — no, exactly — like bad '80s soundtrack numbers. Not just casual fans, but even Oldfield loyalists will have trouble with Earth Moving, one of the artist's lesser albums.