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Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (2009 Remaster) [Extra tracks] - £2.99 @ Play.com + Amazon (free delivery)
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (2009 Remaster) [Extra tracks] - £2.99 @ Play.com + Amazon (free delivery)

Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (2009 Remaster) [Extra tracks] - £2.99 @ Play.com + Amazon (free delivery)

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The newly mastered and mixed re-issue of Mike Oldfield's legendary sprawling masterpiece for a tidy £2.99. (Next Best £6.99 @ HMV).

Incorporating the theme from the film 'The Exorcist', this album still sends shivers down my spine in a way that no other album does... Essential listening IMHO.


Overview:
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Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album Tubular Bells is arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music. Oldfield plays all the instruments himself, including such oddities as the Farfisa organ, the Lowrey organ, and the flageolet. The familiar eerie opening, made famous by its use in The Exorcist, starts the album off slowly, as each instrument acoustically wriggles its way into the current noise that is heard, until there is a grand unison of eccentric sounds that wildly excites the ears. Throughout the album, the tempos range from soft to intense to utterly surprising, making for some excellent musical culminations. Mandolins and Spanish guitars are joined by grinding organs and keyboards, while oddball bells and cranking noises resound in the distance. In the middle of the album, guest Vivian Stanshall announces each instrument seconds before it is heard, ending with the ominous sounding tubular bells, a truly powerful and dominating instrument. The most interesting and overwhelming aspect of this album is the fact that so many sounds are conjured up yet none go unnoticed, allowing the listener a gradual submergence into each unique portion of the music.


Track List:
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1. Tubular Bells Part 1 (New Stereo Mix By Mike Oldfield, Bahamas, March 2009)
2. Tubular Bells Part 2 (New Stereo Mix By Mike Oldfield, Bahamas, March 2009)
3. Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)
4. Sailor's Hornpipe (Vivian Stanshall Version)

Amazon link:
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15 Comments

Nice one, thanks!

Another one hit wonder!

looks to be sold out at amazon even though it appears in search results at £2.99
ordered from play - quidco cashback remember.
head added.

Lakeside

Another one hit wonder!



Whatever else Oldfield might be - he's certainly no one hit wonder.

A joke mate


Lakeside

Another one hit wonder!

Lakeside

Another one hit wonder!


Completely agree . Just wondering what the extra tracks are? the only side that anyone plays is side one and the Sailor's Hornpipe was always on Side Two. Is it just this single which is probabily the excert they used in The Exorcist?

Lakeside

Another one hit wonder!



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I picked this up from a charity shop recently, as I had never listened to it previously and thought it must be ok from what others had said in the past. However, apart from one or two ok bits can anyone tell me where the music is?
BTW I like some of his other works but just don't get this album at all!

"New Stereo Mix By Mike Oldfield, Bahamas, March 2009"
If only people would leave music alone, as it was meant to sound rather than messing around with it and invariably producing an inferior product.

springbrucesteen



It was a joke mate

Lakeside

A joke mate



I guess it takes all kinds

Good grief, he is best known for TB, far more than anything else - ask 100 people to name just one of his other projects and you won't get many takers. It was a joke. It takes all sorts. As you three clearly show!!!

A joke/not a joke, who gives a monkeys lol, get out more!

Lakeside

Good grief, he is best known for TB, far more than anything else - ask … Good grief, he is best known for TB, far more than anything else - ask 100 people to name just one of his other projects and you won't get many takers. It was a joke. It takes all sorts. As you three clearly show!!!A joke/not a joke, who gives a monkeys lol, get out more!



I'd love to get out more - the point it, without emoticons, or similar, it's kind of difficult to tell if someone is being serious or not. And you're right, as far as most people are concerned, depending on their age, they'll either say Tubular Bells, Moonlight Shadow, or Mike Oldfield - who he?

For my money Amarok is fantastic, and TB3 is good once you get into it. Music of the Spheres is worth a listen too.

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Nice to see this deal bounced back. It was -15 degrees at one point last night. WTF?

alg

I'd love to get out more - the point it, without emoticons, or similar, … I'd love to get out more - the point it, without emoticons, or similar, it's kind of difficult to tell if someone is being serious or not. And you're right, as far as most people are concerned, depending on their age, they'll either say Tubular Bells, Moonlight Shadow, or Mike Oldfield - who he?For my money Amarok is fantastic, and TB3 is good once you get into it. Music of the Spheres is worth a listen too.



Another one hit wonder!
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