Tubular Bells was my first foray into Progressive music, and it has stayed with me ever since. Mike Oldfield's 1973 classic Tubular Bells set a new precedent for soundtrack music, and walked so many different stylistic lines that it appealed to an enormous cross section of the record-buying public. AllMusic Review by Mike DeGagne. Better off sourcing on older 1992 pressing to be on the safe side. To date, this is the most recent album from the Tubular Bells series. I'm delighted to have this CD in my library and filling my home. RATING. Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album Tubular Bells is arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. The album’s title, Tubular Bells II, is rather apt in this case, because in many ways, the album itself follows closely the broad themes and musical progression featured on the original Tubular Bells. Tubular Bells For Two uploaded and added to Video Blog at Edinburgh Fringe 2012 7 years ago 6:18 Video Blog Ep2 - Tubular Bells for Two in Edinburgh - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds. Helpful. Genres: Progressive Rock. Comprising two distinct, yet cohesive parts that each occupied an entire side of a long-playing record, it gained worldwide attention after its hypnotic opening piano theme became synonymous with the classic demonic-possession horror film The Exorcist, released at the end of that same year. Genres: Progressive Rock. Genres: Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock. Released 28 August 1998 on Warner United Kingdom (catalog no. Genres: Progressive Rock. 4.0 out of 5 stars The vinyl was dirty with so much dust on it. REVIEW. Tubular Bells III, an Album by Mike Oldfield. Released 8 June 2009 on Mercury. If you have read my review of Ommadawn you will already know that the 2010 re-mix of Ommadawn suffers from this same 'flatness' problem as pointed out here. I've tried about 6 copies from eBay / Amazon and all demonstrate this fault. Tubular Bells II is a music studio album recording by MIKE OLDFIELD (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1992 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Review scores; Source Rating; Allmusic: Tubular Bells 2003 is an album by Mike Oldfield, released in 2003 by Warner Music. A number of recent (2018) pressings have a defect within the first minute of track one. Tubular Bells (review) See all of Tubular Bells, there are 2 more in this node. Add Review. The music of Mike Oldfield is simply spectacular. Tubular Bells was the first LP released by Virgin Records and was a gamble that paid off handsomely for Oldfield and Branson, becoming a surprising hit as amulti-million selling album. It really is hard to describe the beautiful emotions one experiences whilst listening to Tubular Bells. Everytime I heard TUBULAR BELLS on the radio it rattled me to the soles of my shoes. However, masterful a work though it may be, that is not to say that it is for everyone. Tubular Bells: The Ultimate Edition, an Album by Mike Oldfield. Post. Tubular Bells was issued in the UK on 25th May 1973, just 10 days after Oldfield's 20th birthday. 270 354-1; CD). I realise this review is kind of half-assed, but I don’t really know what to say about this album. Tubular Bells II is the update and/or sequel to Mike Oldfield's landmark 1973 new age recording Tubular Bells, which will resonate forever as the haunting theme to The Exorcist. Tubular bells part two, sounds more like a song that someone would play on a picnic or a barbecue in the backyard, like a perfect soundtrack for a beautiful sunny day talking and laughing with family and friends, the atmosphere here is different but equally enjoyable. The Theme from the greatest horror film of all time. Released 25 May 1973 on Virgin (catalog no. I originally owned it on vinyl. As such, much of the charm from the original is lost. Released 8 June 2009 on Mercury (catalog no. Rated #84 in the best albums of 1973, and #2250 of all-time album.. Tubular Bells, an Album by Mike Oldfield. by waverider37: Sat Aug 20 2005 at 13:47:44 "Tubular Bells" was the first album released by a man called Mike Oldfield. Although composed of 14 songs, a great deal more than the original’s 2, there is nonetheless a feeling of comfortable déja vu as one listens to the tracks. 3984243492; CD). This review is based off the mastered version of the original recording as it appeared on its debut; i.e Two songs, entitled Part 1 and Part 2. Oldfield started this project in effort to make a polished version of the original,losing all of the out of tune instruments, buzzing guitar, and generally greatly improving the fidelity. Tags: TUBULAR BELLS; TUBULAR; BELLS; Share: Email; Facebook; Twitter; WhatsApp; You might also like: NEW Tubular Bells (5.0) 30K | Electronic. It is a complete re-recording of Oldfield's 1973 album debut Tubular Bells, which had been released 30 years earlier. V2001; Vinyl LP). Tubular Bells III is a record quite similar to Mike Oldfield's second update of the original classic, recorded just six years prior. Tubular Bells, an Album by Mike Oldfield. So I went in pursuit of Tubular Bells. This album is a landmark in the history of rock, it's a beautifully crafted piece of enchanting prog. Register or Sign in to PHONEKY. L'histoire de Tubular Bells: 17 ans, Mike Oldfield commence à composer des bribes de ce qui deviendra Tubular Bells et enregistre une maquette avec un magnétophone Bang & Olufsen prêté par Kevin Ayers. That collection is long gone. I've been listening to music via MP3 and computer of late, so when I dug out and updated my old hi-fi equipment; I re-learned how enjoyable music is: straight from the CD. crazyman50000 January 6, 2019 Report; edited about 1 year ago referencing Tubular Bells II, LP, Album, RE, 180, 2564623323. Tubular Bells Chorus [Bootleg] – Manor Choir Chorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield Drums – Steve Broughton: 23:26: Credits Producer – Mike Oldfield; Barcode and Other Identifiers Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): HAL 44116-1F 0 COLUMBIA NY; Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): HBL 44116-1B 0 COLUMBIA NY; Barcode: 07464441161; Other Versions (5 of 440) View All. Tubular Bells 2003 is a re-recording of 1973's Tubular Bells, released just after the binding 30 year contract had ended. 0 Comment Report abuse Nima. Les autres Tubular Bells méritent aussi une oreille attentive (le II, le III et aussi The Millenium Bell), Mike Oldfield nous emmène dans des directions très différentes de celle de l'oeuvre original, mais on garde un esprit progressif très puissant au travers de sonorités modernes qui sont souvent décriées pour ne pas être sensées détenir ce pouvoir. Mike Oldfield – ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson October 13, 2003 ‘ Tubular Bells 2003 ’, the updated version of Mike Oldfield’s seminal instrumental album will be released by Warner Music Group as a DVD-Audio disc, complete with a newly-created multi-channel mix, and as a DVD-Audio/Video anniversary box set, sometime in early 2004. The production methods are a bit more polished and the tone is more serious, but the music remains dreamy, somewhat overevocative new age-with-a-beat music, quite similar to Enigma-- thanks to the Eastern textures of vocalist Amar on three tracks. 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