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Six original CD's from Mike Oldfield including:
Tubular Bells (with Viv Stanshall as the narrator), Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations and more.
I've got all of these on vinyl but this is superb value for playing in the car!
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#1
Same price at Amazon
#2
A great collection well worth the 12 quid.
#3
Excelent price for these.
#4
If you like repetitive music, this is for you!

Stick on an endless loop tape and go to sleep.

Cold
#5
Oh, now I have these on vinyl, cassette tape and now on CD !
#6
Yuck, the pits. Tubular Balls; Branson was made because of this rubbish. Henry Cow and Slapp Happy FTW.
1 Like #7
Great Deal , great music .................I also have these on wax cylinder's , 78s ,33s ,8 track , cassette's and I'll order these on CD .
cheers
#8
loiterer
Yuck, the pits. Tubular Balls; Branson was made because of this rubbish. Henry Cow and Slapp Happy FTW.

You do need to hear it before criticising. Someone bought Incantations for me c.1980 when I had no interest in this kind of music (still don't really, I don't have Tubular Bells for instance), but I think it's a great piece of music and still play it regularly.

Edited By: pauljameswright on Jul 31, 2012 22:06: -
#9
talkshop
If you like repetitive music, this is for you!

Stick on an endless loop tape and go to sleep.

Cold

Maybe you should try Music in 12 parts
#10
talkshop
If you like repetitive music, this is for you!

Stick on an endless loop tape and go to sleep.

Cold

Not as repetitive as a lot of the rubbish around now.
At least he's a proper musician.
Heat added
#11
talkshop
If you like repetitive music, this is for you!

Stick on an endless loop tape and go to sleep.

Cold

You clicked on this just to add that comment?

If you don't like the music don't open the thread - Simple

But don't vote the deal cold because if this you ****!!!!
#12
talkshop
If you like repetitive music, this is for you!

Stick on an endless loop tape and go to sleep.

Cold
Why is it cold? Just because you do not like this kind of music does not make it a bad deal.
I wish people would stop slating deals just because it does not suit their personal preference.
#13
Any deal like this is good these days. Ordered & heat added.
#14
Tubular bells is now 39 years old. It was composed when Mr Oldfield was just 17. It is a classic album. But maybe those who have this on vinyl/tape might consider the updated versions as they are all being re-released by Mercury during the next few years?
#15
I'm holding out for some good quality, high definition, surround sound releases. Still, it's a good price for some classic albums.
#16
I wonder how many artists these days could play all the musical instruments used to produce tubular bells. The story goes that the initial recording of TB was done all by Mike in his bedsit, using a single cassette recorded with the erase head covered over. He the played each instrument and overlaid it onto the previous recording.
It was then used as the launch title that gave us one of our most successful entrepreneurs.

Love or hate you can't fault the ingenuity and success this brought.

£12 for 6 Albums is a great deal and any cold voters should in Mike's own words
"HEALTH WARNING - This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately" - Amarok
#17
Just bought this from Amazon for £12. Got an email afterwards saying that I've got a £1 credit for a music download. So you could sort of say it cost £11. Bargain!
#18
Oneday77
I wonder how many artists these days could play all the musical instruments used to produce tubular bells. The story goes that the initial recording of TB was done all by Mike in his bedsit, using a single cassette recorded with the erase head covered over. He the played each instrument and overlaid it onto the previous recording.
It was then used as the launch title that gave us one of our most successful entrepreneurs.

Love or hate you can't fault the ingenuity and success this brought.

£12 for 6 Albums is a great deal and any cold voters should in Mike's own words
"HEALTH WARNING - This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately" - Amarok

All I can hazily recall from the one time I heard Tubular Bells was a repetition of about five notes played on a dozen instruments. No virtuosity and the composition was dreadful. My school music teacher, a flamboyant American called Roland Kirchill, who introduced us to many fine composers and musicians, was moved to mention TB in a music class saying "Avoid this cr*p at all cost" before passing around cigarettes and moving us on to Sgt. Pepper's. I believe, from what little I heard, that MO's other attempts at music production were no more than tinkering. That he kick-started our air-head, Bransons' fortunes, is a wonder...but then if you had met Branson, as I had during Virgin Street Festivals, and saw what lack-lustre musicians he promoted to a particular middle-of-the-road week-end Hippyesque audience (and still does) I shouldn't have been that surprised.


Edited By: loiterer on Aug 03, 2012 13:30: because
1 Like #19
It's still 5 notes more than modern artists are capable of and without Autotune.

So now we know your music teachers opinion, do you have one of your own?

loiterer
Oneday77
I wonder how many artists these days could play all the musical instruments used to produce tubular bells. The story goes that the initial recording of TB was done all by Mike in his bedsit, using a single cassette recorded with the erase head covered over. He the played each instrument and overlaid it onto the previous recording.
It was then used as the launch title that gave us one of our most successful entrepreneurs.

Love or hate you can't fault the ingenuity and success this brought.

£12 for 6 Albums is a great deal and any cold voters should in Mike's own words
"HEALTH WARNING - This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately" - Amarok

All I can hazily recall from the one time I heard Tubular Bells was a repetition of about five notes played on a dozen instruments. No virtuosity and the composition was dreadful. My school music teacher, a flamboyant American called Roland Kirchill, who introduced us to many fine composers and musicians, was moved to mention TB in a music class saying "Avoid this cr*p at all cost" before passing around cigarettes and moving us on to Sgt. Pepper's. I believe, from what little I heard, that MO's other attempts at music production were no more than tinkering. That he kick-started our air-head, Bransons' fortunes, is a wonder...but then if you had met Branson, as I had during Virgin Street Festivals, and saw what lack-lustre musicians he promoted to a particular middle-of-the-road week-end Hippyesque audience (and still does) I shouldn't have been that surprised.



Edited By: Oneday77 on Aug 03, 2012 14:35
#20
Brill, i've been listening to tubular bells since the opening ceremony :-)
#21
Nice one, he's going to do well off the olympics.
#22
Big fan of The Songs of Distant Earth. Some of his stuff is too out there for me, but in parts his music is just awesome. Give it a try...you might like it.
#23
Oneday77
It's still 5 notes more than modern artists are capable of and without Autotune.

So now we know your music teachers opinion, do you have one of your own?

There are plenty of musicians around today who write far more interesting music than MO ever did. Tape loops... Try Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards), for one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tune-Yards
My music teacher mentioned how dire MO's TB was after I had already suffered it at an acquaintances house.


Edited By: loiterer on Aug 03, 2012 21:36
#24
One of my favourite musicians of all time. Heat added!
banned#25
There was an acid house tune from about 1989 that used a Tubular Bells sample. Id love to hear that track again.
5 notes played repetitively was kind of the point. Philip glass made a career out of it
#26
loiterer

All I can hazily recall from the one time I heard Tubular Bells was a repetition of about five notes played on a dozen instruments. No virtuosity and the composition was dreadful.
Odd criticism, given western scales are based on 7 notes in total, and most western music could be said to be variations of a mere subset of these for any given tune.
#27
dannydanny

Odd criticism, given western scales are based on 7 notes in total, and most western music could be said to be variations of a mere subset of these for any given tune.

Never heard of facetiousness?
banned#28
loiterer
dannydanny

Odd criticism, given western scales are based on 7 notes in total, and most western music could be said to be variations of a mere subset of these for any given tune.

Never heard of facetiousness?

why have you got such a hard on for Roland Kirchill?
#29
Mascherano
loiterer
dannydanny

Odd criticism, given western scales are based on 7 notes in total, and most western music could be said to be variations of a mere subset of these for any given tune.

Never heard of facetiousness?

why have you got such a hard on for Roland Kirchill?

There are bad, indifferent, good, great and inspired teachers...Roland fell in the latter categories. The fags were definitely an early 70's thing.

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