I’ve just been given Tres Lunas by Mike Oldfield as a (late) Christmas gift. I went straight to the CD player and I listened to the music while I cooked dinner. I’ve been listening to Mike Oldfield’s music for 21 years and he still manages to stir something inside me.
The vocal tracks are extremely good, 9/10. The instrumentals are good but average for him, 7/10. At some points the music seems to be about to degrade into an elevator tune but the feeling goes away immediately.
Tres Lunas is not Mike Oldfield’s best album, but probably the best since Amarok in tight competition with Tubular Bells III. Strongly recommended.