Gotta try Ommadawn then!I listened to the CD for the last couple days to get familiar with the music; after a couple listens to the surround mix, I can say I like the mix better in 5.1 than in stereo (I can also see how anyone familiar with the stereo might notice big differences... no problem for me, though). Lots of discrete activity in the rears; fidelity sounds really good... and so far, this is my favorite Mike Oldfield album (over the other two I've heard, Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge). 9.
Yes Mike does seem to have taken a totally revisionary take on the 5.1 s very Marmite approachOn the disc I got, in 5.1, the beautiful intro to Orabidoo was completely missing. It was there in the new stereo mix and old stereo mix. Such a shattering error, it's been sent back.
Awesome, and welcome! :51banana:I've been sitting on my deluxe copy for the last four 4 years having totally ignored the 5.1 mix, but that was until I read this thread late last night. So I dug out my copy today and span the DVD disc for the first time this afternoon on my underused 5.1 system... yep, its certainly a thing of beauty and casts a completely different light and opened my eyes on an album I've known for 35 years. Its encouraged me to dig out all of my other Mercury re-released Oldfield back catalogue and I can't believe what I've been missing... 8/10 for me