Off topic: Mike Oldfield’s Hergest Ridge has been given the super-deluxe reissue treatment.
Here’s what they have to say about the new Hergest Ridge release:
Digitally remastered deluxe two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of the British guitarist’s 1974 album including bonus original demos, new artwork plus a DVD that features 5.1 surround sound mixes by Oldfield.
Hergest Ridge was the follow-up Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking debut, Tubular Bells. It gave Oldfield his first UK #1 album, and was actually knocked off the UK top spot by Tubular Bells itself.
It is another lengthy suite, reflecting the glory of the countryside Oldfield had secluded himself in following his early global success.
If you’re a fan of classic progressive instrumental music, Hergest Ridge is a must have, part of Oldfield’s amazing trilogy of early 70’s albums, along with Tubular Bells and Ommadawn.