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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells
Art Rock,Prog-Rock,Progressive Electronic,Chamber Music,Classical Crossover,Experimental Electronic
Recording date:
1972 - 1973
Date of release:
May 25, 1973
Recording location:
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1836 mb
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1763 mb
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Mike Oldfield's 1973 debut album, Tubular Bells, the first released on Virgin Records, remains one of the most iconic in rock’s canon. Played largely just by himself, it contained two 20-minute-plus pieces of music, and was influenced more by Sibelius and John Cage than Black Sabbath and John Cale (whose actual tubular bells he had borrowed for the recording). Its melding of folk, classical and rock single-handedly invented several new genres of music, and it became a global phenomenon when its opening theme was used in William Friedkin’s movie The Exorcist  . Tubular Bells' iconic status grows as the years pass, its importance underlined when Mike Oldfield performed it at the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics. By Classic Rock 2019-06-25T10:29:39Z Classic Rock.

Tubular Bells II is the 15th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1992. The album – the first for his new record label, Warner Bros. following an acrimonious departure from Virgin after twenty years – was a sequel to Oldfield's 1973 Tubular Bells. Another sequel, Tubular Bells III, followed in 1998. The album charted at number 1 in the UK as did its precursor. It is Oldfield's third number one album (after Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge) and, as of 2018, his last number one album to date.

Tubular Bells is the debut studio album by English musician Mike Oldfield. Target key: A Minor, C Major. Category: A. Release date: 25 May 1973.

Tubular Bells is a record album, written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973. The late Vivian Stanshall provided the voice of the "Master of Ceremonies" who reads off the list of instruments at the end of the first movement. The piece was later orchestrated by David Bedford for The Orchestral Tubular Bells version and it had two sequels in the 1990s, Tubular Bells II and Tubular Bells III. Significance. Oldfield approached (and was rejected by) many other established record labels.

Track List: 1) Tubular Bells Pt. 1 00:00 2) Tubular Bells Pt. 2 25:30. mike oldfield return to ommadawn full album. Mike Oldfield Ommadawn 1975.

Released in 1975, The Orchestral Tubular Bells is an orchestral version of Mike Oldfield’s album Tubular Bells, arranged by David Bedford and recorded in 1974 by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Oldfield himself playing the guitar. Remastered by Oldfield himself, the 2011 packages contain a variety of rare material; and again, as with Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn, contain a brand new . mix on DVD, as well as footage from Oldfield’s 1979 concert tour that supported the album.

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 1973 (Side B). 26:00. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Part One). Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (Part One) Exorcist OST.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Tubular Bells, Pt. 1 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield 25:36
2 Tubular Bells, Pt. 2 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield 23:20


Brian Aris - Photography
Steve Broughton - Drums, Main Personnel
John Cleese - Guest Artist
Lindsay L. Cooper - 12-String Bass Guitar, Bass, Main Personnel, Oboe, String Bass
Jason Day - Series Coordinator
Mundy Ellis - Choir/Chorus, Main Personnel, Vocals
Jon Field - Flute, Main Personnel
David Glasser - Mastering
Simon Heyworth - Audio Production, Engineer, Mastering, Producer, Remastering
Jabula - Percussion
Trevor Key - Design, Photography
Dave Laing - Sleeve Notes
David Laing - Liner Notes
Manor Choir - Choir/Chorus
Nasal Choir - Choir/Chorus
Tom Newman - Audio Production, Engineer, Producer
Mike Oldfield - Arranger, Audio Production, Bagpipes, Bass, Bass Instrument, Choir/Chorus, Composer, Conductor, Engineer, Farfisa Organ, Flageolet, Fuzz Guitar, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Hammond B3, Keyboards, Main Personnel, Mando-Guitar, Mandolin, Multi Instruments, Organ, Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Piano, Piano (Grand), Primary Artist, Producer, Spanish Guitar, Timpani, Tubular Bells, Unknown Contributor Role
Sally Oldfield - Choir/Chorus, Main Personnel, Vocals
Vivian Stanshall - MC, Vocals
  • Flamekiller
I suppose I was one of the first people to buy this LP all those years ago,I only bought it to impress the young lady in the record shop but at the first listen I knew it was Mike Oldfield who was impressing me.So different,so exiting,so....not surprising it was a success.After 40 years+ I still enjoy the 50 minutes of this ground breaking album,never tire of it.
  • Amarin
Great music forever connected with the soundtrack of "The Exorcist". Creepy in the dark!
  • Vozilkree
There was so much pre-release hype on this record it was a wonder that it still met, let alone exceeded, expectations. Haven't listened to it in years until just now, but still remember most of the nooks & crannies in this musical tour-de-force.And I love Viv Stanshall (I'm an old Bonzo's fan.)
  • Makaitist
the most astonishing about this record is that one man plays every istrument By himself. he is a genious in music
  • Thorgahuginn
Here I sit to write something about Oldfield's long admired LP, 'Tubular Bells'. Frankly, now 44 years old, it remains as one of my favorite crossover recordings which distinctly presents itself as a Progressive Rock hybrid. It is, unfortunately, carrying the label of "New Age" which honestly didn't exist until the 80s, so that’s got to change! Lastly, it serves as a reminder of how effective soundtrack music can be when applied to a film... In this instance, William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist' with the precocious actress, Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil still creeps me out big time! The remastered versions are lovely. But, is it too late to get Steven Wilson involved in remastering project anytime soon? My suggestion: No well stocked Progressive Rock library should be without this LP. Word.
  • Gozragore
Classic album of pure originality style and musical execution...Great stuff
  • Voodoosida
I've always found Mike Oldfields first four albums to be languid and boring affairs.On every side-long "composition", there are enough musical ideas for a 3 minute song.As such we get incredible amounts of instrument-masturbation exploring every possible variation and modulation to fill the 20 minutes available.Today I only listen to his "trilogy": Five Miles Out/Crises/Discovery. It is on those three albums his gold is buried! Because that's where he understood that, in his case too, less is more! There is some exceptionally good music on those albums.
  • thrust
There isn't much I can say about this album. Just go ahead and listen to it yourself, you'll be in for a real treat.
  • Molace
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT, a individual genius!!!!