Tres Lunas

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Released in 2002 after a series of high-toned concept recordings, Tres Lunas is a bit of a return to straight-up, new age mood music for Mike Oldfield. The musician/composer once again spins carefully layered guitar and keyboard performances into a seemingly endless stream of space-age lullabies supported by the faintest of beats -- most of which rarely exceed the intensity of a weak pulse. "No Man's Land" and "Turtle Island" have the most character in this set, but a record like this should be taken in as a whole. A nifty "Music VR" video game is included that allows fans to explore 3D landscapes on their computer while listening to the disc. Of course, to "unlock" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Released in 2002 after a series of high-toned concept recordings, Tres Lunas is a bit of a return to straight-up, new age mood music for Mike Oldfield. The musician/composer once again spins carefully layered guitar and keyboard performances into a seemingly endless stream of space-age lullabies supported by the faintest of beats -- most of which rarely exceed the intensity of a weak pulse. "No Man's Land" and "Turtle Island" have the most character in this set, but a record like this should be taken in as a whole. A nifty "Music VR" video game is included that allows fans to explore 3D landscapes on their computer while listening to the disc. Of course, to "unlock" the software, users have to pay a little extra cash. The music of Tres Lunas is the soundtrack for the game, which is the actual focus of this project. This premise doesn't set-up well for standard tension-and-release song elements; however, Oldfield fans shouldn't expect traditional compositions from the man anyway. Since most of the conceptual tinkering that went into Tres Lunas was focused on the computer game, not the music, Oldfield doesn't overwork his arrangements, which leaves them fresh and leaner than many of his late-'90s offerings.
New Age Voice - T. Cox
Oldfield journeys into realms of smooth jazz, pop new age, new age vocals and even retro sounds of early rock.... A fascinating cutting edge offering from the highly acclaimed new age pioneer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2002
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 809274589224
  • Catalog Number: 745892
  • Sales rank: 52,249

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Misty (3:59)
  2. 2 No Man's Land (6:08)
  3. 3 Return to the Origin (4:38)
  4. 4 Landfall (2:19)
  5. 5 Viper (4:32)
  6. 6 Turtle Island (3:40)
  7. 7 To Be Free (4:21)
  8. 8 Fire Fly (3:46)
  9. 9 Tres Lunas (4:35)
  10. 10 Daydream (2:15)
  11. 11 Thou Art in Heaven (5:22)
  12. 12 Sirius (5:47)
  13. 13 No Man's Land (Reprise) (2:56)
  14. 14 No Man's Land (3:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Music VR -- 3D Interactive PC Game (8:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Oldfield Primary Artist
Sally Oldfield Vocals
Amar Vocals
Jude Sim Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Oldfield Producer, Creation
Philip Lewis Percussion Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent CD- one of the best of 2002!

    From the opening notes of "Misty" you'll recognize this as an Oldfield classic. A most beautiful album, he's calling it his Chill Out style. "To Be Free" sung by Sally Oldfield is a wonderful song. This is Oldfield's best recent work, at least since since "Voyager". Just one amazing tune after another, and it keeps getting better each time I listen to it. Totally accessible, hauntingly beautiful. Comes with a MusicVR-3D Interactive PC Game demo. The full game can be downloaded from his web site. I recommend this album to all Oldfield fans and to anyone who enjoys laid back music with intricate textures and pleasant melodies.

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