Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells

by Mike OldfieldMike Oldfield

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Mike Oldfield's 1973 mega-seller is best recognized as the soundtrack for The Exorcist. And while many may think of it as a demonically infested movie theme, the truth is that Oldfield's far-reaching, anything-goes sonic feast remains a calming and eerie hallmark in contemporary instrumental music. Approach this robust album as if you were taking a trip rich with surprises. On the journey, you'll be regaled by different instruments (Oldfield played 20 of them), jostled about by chaotic and off-key tones, and redeemed by a beautiful sonic sunrise. "Part One" ends as each instrument is announced and performs an encore. "Part Two" ends with a jolly, demonless rendition of "The Sailor's Hornpipe." If you are wondering what Oldfield would have done with better instruments and up-to-date technology, check out Tubular Bells II and Tubular Bells III.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2009
Label: Mercury Uk
UPC: 0602527035314
catalogNumber: 2703531
Rank: 24104


  1. Tubular Bells, Pt. 1
  2. Tubular Bells, Pt. 2

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Oldfield   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bagpipes,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Conductor,Flageolet,Glockenspiel,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Choir, Chorus,Multi Instruments,Timpani,farfisa organ,spanish guitar,Tubular Bells,Fuzz Guitar,Piano (Grand),Mando-Guitar,Hammond B3
Jabula   Percussion
Sally Oldfield   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Vivian Stanshall   Vocals,Master of Ceremonies
Steve Broughton   Drums
Mundy Ellis   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jon Field   Flute
Manor Choir   Choir, Chorus
Nasal Choir   Choir, Chorus
Lindsay L. Cooper   Bass,Oboe,String Bass,12-string Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Mike Oldfield   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Contributor,Audio Production
Tom Newman   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Dave Laing   Sleeve Notes
Simon Heyworth   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Laing   Liner Notes

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