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Water Bearer

Artist: Sally Oldfield
Type: Album
Release date: 1978
Run time: 42:31
My Rating: 8

  1. Water Bearer (6:26)
  2. Songs of the Quendi (12:46)
  3. Mirrors (3:29)
  4. Weaver (3:37)
  5. Night Of The Hunter's Moon (3:26)
  6. Child Of Allah (3:18)
  7. Song Of The Bow (3:37)
  8. Fire And Honey (2:37)
  9. Song Of The Healer (3:12)


This 2004 remaster has a sound quality so excellent I would have sworn it was recorded in 2004 if it were't for the style: Ambling folk music with use of early synthesizers. Included is Sally Oldfield's first majorly successful single "Mirrors", and a 7-part Lord of the Rings piece ("Songs of the Quendi") which I felt cheated a bit in that it recycles music from the other songs on the album.

Sally's brother Mike turns up to play mandolin on "Child of Allah", and a lot of chorus parts are similar in sound to those on some of Mike's 70s albums...

After hearing the job they did on this one, I hope they're intending to release more remasters of Sally's older albums!

[Cover - please do not remote link]

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