Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of the double album Incantations by Mike Oldfield.
About this copy: This copy of Incantations is a 1978 UK pressing on the Virgin label.
The cover is VG+ with light general wear, mostly at the corners and edges.
Sides 1, 3 and 4 are M- and look unplayed. Side two is VG+ with two light inaudible marks.
A nice copy of a scarce LP that wasn’t issued in the U.S.
Background: Released in 1978, Incantations was the fourth album by Mike Oldfield.
The album reached #14 on the UK album chart.
Allmusic.com gave Incantations a 3 star review:
After a two-year pause following the release of Boxed, Mike Oldfield returned with a new epic project, this one spread over four vinyl sides and devoted to Native American themes rather than hewing once more toward the Celtic end of the spectrum. Included was Oldfield’s musical adaptation of “The Song of Hiawatha,” grandiose but empty; there was a nice sense of the dramatic when it came to dynamic range, but no sense of time — the piece ran far too long as Oldfield searched for enough musical ideas to prop the whole thing up. After this, Oldfield avoided album-length concepts for quite some time.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1978|