Mike Oldfield – Discovery (1984/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mike Oldfield – Discovery (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:29 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Q0buz | © Universal Music GmbH

Originally released in June 1984, the UK Top 20 album contains two songs which Oldfield would later include on Two Sides his career best of – ‘The Lake’, an expansive instrumental reflection on Lake Geneva and ‘To France’, a classic folk-pop ballad featuring Maggie Reilly. Featuring the newest remaster.

With 1984’s Discovery, Mike Oldfield seems to be back on track, utilizing the vocal power of Maggie Reilly and the drum playing of Simon Phillips to create some rather appealing selections. “The Lake” is a simply gorgeous instrumental inspired by Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, the location in which the album was recorded, while “To France” is a powerful pop/rock tune based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Both Reilly and Barry Palmer share the vocal duties throughout the tracks, signifying Oldfield’s subtle emergence into a more pop-infused atmosphere. “Tricks of the Light” is a wonderful instrumental that relies on the keyboard to give it energy, while even so-so efforts like the title track and “Poison Arrows” come off as upbeat and inspired. Discovery peaked at number 15 in the U.K., and even though it didn’t garner much attention elsewhere, it serves as one of Mike Oldfield’s most entertaining releases from the decade.

01 – To France
02 – Poison Arrows
03 – Crystal Gazing
04 – Tricks Of The Light
05 – Discovery
06 – Talk About Your Life
07 – Saved By A Bell
08 – The Lake
09 – To France [Extended Version, Bonus Track]10 – In The Pool [Bonus Track]11 – Bones [Bonus Track]12 – Afghan [Bonus Track]13 – Tricks Of The Light [Instrumental, Bonus Track]