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#12756 - Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:52:00 Is Turbulence any good?
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I was looking at Steve Howe's "Turbulence" album in a second hand shop today. Is it worth picking up? Billy's playing on almost all of the tracks, but I'm afraid of including an album filled with Yes-style guitar solo's in my collection laugh How much does Billy "colour" the tracks with his playing?

I really like the "Transportation" album (which Howe plays on), is "Turbulence" similiar to that in style?

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#12757 - Thu, 20 Apr 2006 21:42:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Its been a while since I played mine but I remember being pleasantly surprised by it. I'm not a Yes fan by any stretch but the album is pretty listenable overall. More Transportation than Yes but not soundling like a Billy Currie album (if that makes sense). smile

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#12758 - Fri, 28 Apr 2006 23:10:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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I was back in that shop today and I couldn't resist picking up the CD wink

It's an OK enough album I guess, it should appeal to fans of Mike Oldfield I would say. But Billy's not making much of himself I'm afraid, the producer has put his playing in the back of the mix cry

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#12759 - Sat, 29 Apr 2006 01:07:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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That would make sense really - I'm a fan of Mike Oldfield...

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#12760 - Sat, 29 Apr 2006 03:36:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
That would make sense really - I'm a fan of Mike Oldfield...
Yeah, same here smile I like a lot of Yes stuff too, but mostly I'm a synth-pop freak wink

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#12761 - Sat, 29 Apr 2006 04:28:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Woah - 2 people admitting to liking Oldfield...on the same forum..! bemused wink biglaugh

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#12762 - Fri, 05 May 2006 02:15:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Flip Martian:
<strong>Woah - 2 people admitting to liking Oldfield...on the same forum..! bemused wink bemused )and Earth Moving in particular), but for the most part he delivers the goods. I really like his latest album "Light and shade", nice honest chill out stuff smile

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#12763 - Fri, 05 May 2006 05:57:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Bonnie Tyler was a scary moment certainly...! I DO actually like the Earth Moving album - dunno why, its not my usual style of music - it just "works" for me. I played it a lot when it first came out. Haven't heard much recent stuff to be honest (I think the last I bought was TB3). 5 Miles Out is still a favourite of mine though.

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#12764 - Fri, 05 May 2006 14:48:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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I'm a big Mike Oldfield fan too. Got all of his albums up to and including Millenium Bell. Found that tad disappionting and got sick of umpteen reissues/remasters/re-recordings of Tubular Bells!! May still buy his last two albums at some point. Prefer his longer tracks to his shorter poppier ones. Bonnie Tyler - I ask you !!
Andy

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#12765 - Sat, 06 May 2006 01:16:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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And then there were 3... smile

I installed the demo of his game thingy on my PC last year (Maestro? Can't remember...). Never solved the demo but the soundtrack was really cool.

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#12766 - Sat, 06 May 2006 01:39:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Don't know "Turbulence", but just wanted to join the Mike Oldfield fans smile .
Okay, I'm no real FAN, but I really like some of his music. And he is a real guitar maestro, with his very own style!

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#12767 - Sat, 06 May 2006 07:11:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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That'll do nicely... 4! smile

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#12768 - Sun, 07 May 2006 08:33:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Make that 5 laugh

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#12769 - Sun, 07 May 2006 17:44:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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I'm also I fan of Mike Oldfield's early stuff. For me there's only one Tubular bells and that is the original release on vinyl, which is now long lost. I have his first CD release when I went though a phase of changing most of my vinyl to CD's many years ago.
Peter smile

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#12770 - Sun, 07 May 2006 18:13:00 Re: Is Turbulence any good?
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Welcome to Louise and Peter as well then! smile At this rate we'll have enough to ask for a Mike Oldfield category on the board... biglaugh

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