To mark the 40th anniversary of Mike Oldfield’s third album ‘Ommadawn’ entering the British Album Charts I am heading to Hergest Ridge on the 2 November (the day it entered the charts). Although his second album - ‘Hergest Ridge’ was written in his home ‘The Beacon’ in sight of Hergest Ridge, the album was recorded at Virgin Records Manor Studios north of Oxford. However, ‘Ommadawn’ was written and recorded at ‘The Beacon’ and strongly influenced by the Celtic music of the area around Hergest Ridge, hence the reason for the return to this iconic landmark on the 40th anniversary.
I promise to turn the music down when I start the activation
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