Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge 50th Anniversary?


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Mar 8, 2021
Dark Side Of The Moon
This somehow underrated fantastic album was released at 28th August 1974.

Wouldn't it be great to have another Atmos release like Tubular Bells last year? I enjoy the David Kosten mix.
So this would be another SDE Blu-Ray candidate for sure. It could contain:
  • Original stereo mix
  • New stereo mix
  • The old quad mix, discrete 4.0 and lossless
  • Oldfields 5.1 in uncrippled lossless format
  • New Atmos Mix, done by David Kosten as example?
There are some month left...

Don't forget: Ommadawn was released at 21. October 1975...

What do you think?
It certainly would be nice to have a definitive release of this title. It's the only one of the three that I don't have a copy that I'm totally satisfied with. My old vinyl copies have groove wear, and even though I don't dislike the 5.1 mix, I think the original stereo is my favorite. I haven't heard the quad mix presented in quad though, so that would certainly be nice.
I haven’t heard of that one - my bad! I have Music of the Spheres and, of course, several Tubular Bells, but any Mike Oldfield is a winner by me.
Yes! Hopefully a reissue campaign will ensure! They did it with several deluxe versions a while back (the aforementioned DVD-Videos with surround mixes). Those are quite valuable now; I have a few of the titles.
Desperately need an upgrade on those DVD-Vs for Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn, both of which offered only paltry, lossy Dolby Digital 448 Kbps 5.1

I would buy them on Blu-ray in a heartbeat even if it was just an upgrade to lossless 5.1, but new Atmos mixes would definitely sweeten the deal and increase the excitement.