Vinyl condition: Side 1: NM Side 2: NM Dynamic Range: Official DR value: DR14 Equipment: Okki Nokki RCM Dual 505-3 Benz Ace L Supa 3.0 w. PS8S power supply Tascam US144-2
Oehlbach NF-1 interconnects 0,5m Cartridge aligned with Stevenson protractor Pre-amp loaded at 1200Ohm
Recorded in Audobe Audition @ 24bit 96kHz ClickRepair 3.4.1 – Settings: level 15 automatic, pitch protection, reverse, wavelet, no decrackle Izotope Rx for redbook conversion No noise removal Foobar2000 for tagging & testing
Track list :
A1 Crises 20:40 B1 Moonlight Shadow 3:37 B2 In High Places 3:33 B3 Foreign Affair 3:53 B4 Taurus 3 2:25 B5 Shadow On The Wall 3:08 [/center]
Review by Vincent Jeffries
Following a long-established production pattern, Mike Oldfield assembled some relatively simple pop- and rock-flavored numbers following one long introductory piece on his 1983 Disky release, Crisis. The 20-minute opening title-track is a quintessential Oldfield texture study that consists of sparkling synth washes with edgier material weaving in and out. A fine setup, this track cleanses the aural pallet, preparing the listener nicely for the tunes that follow. Yes fans who can adjust to the sugary highlight "In High Places" will enjoy Jon Anderson's springy vocal work on the track. The energetic guitar romp "Taurus 3" will also appeal to most prog and art rock fans. Those in search of more ethereal Oldfield material should be aware of this record's pop leanings, but open-minded listeners will have a good time exploring Crisis, one of Oldfield's better releases of this type.