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Posted By : HellikXs | Date : 08 Sep 2021 15:39:32 | Comments : 10 |

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells {2009 Super Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD} (1973/2009)
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Instrumental / New age / Rock art

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4,5 MB of covers

Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield (born 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music, New Age and more recently dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells, which broke new ground as an instrumental album and launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He is also well known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece, "In Dulci Jubilo".

Tubular Bells became Oldfield's most famous work. The instrumental composition was recorded in 1972 and launched on 25 May 2022 as the inaugural album of Richard Branson's Virgin Records label. The album was groundbreaking, as Oldfield played more than twenty different instruments in the multi-layered recording made in Branson's Manor studios, and its style progressed continuously, covering many diverse musical genres. The album quickly reached the Top 10 of the UK album chart and has spent 279 weeks on the chart to date, a figure bettered by only ten other albums. Its 2,630,000 UK sales put it at No.34 on the list of the best selling albums in the UK. In the U.S., it received attention chiefly by appearing in the soundtrack to The Exorcist. The title track subsequently became a Top 10 hit single in the US as well and is today considered to be a forerunner of the New Age movement. In the autumn of 1974, the follow-up LP, Hergest Ridge, was No.1 in the UK for three weeks before being dethroned by Tubular Bells. Although Hergest Ridge was released over a year after Tubular Bells, it reached No.1 first. Tubular Bells spent 11 weeks (10 of them consecutive) at No.2 before its one week at the top. In 1979, Tubular Bells was used as the main musical score for The Space Movie, a Virgin movie that celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The Exorcist track is the score used for the landing sequence of the Apollo flights.

In 2008 when Oldfield's original 35 year deal with Virgin Records ended, the rights to Tubular Bells and his other Virgin releases were returned to him, and then they were transferred to Mercury Records. Mercury issued a press release on 15 April 2009, noting that Oldfield's Virgin albums would be re-released, starting 8 June 2009. These releases include special features from the archives. In April 2009 a new official website was unveiled, and on 6 June 2009, an International Bell Ringing day took place, to promote the reissue of his first album, Tubular Bells.

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CD 1
1. Tubular Bells Part One (New 2009 stereo mix)
2. Tubular Bells Part Two (New 2009 stereo mix)
3. Mike Oldfield's Single
4. Sailor's Hornpipe (Vivian Stanshall version)

CD 2
1. Tubular Bells Part One (Original 1973 stereo mix)
2. Tubular Bells Part Two (Original 1973 stereo mix)

* Tubular Bells Part One (5.1 surround mix)
* Tubular Bells Part Two (5.1 surround mix)
* Mike Oldfield's Single (5.1 surround mix)
* Sailor's Hornpipe (Vivian Stanshall version) (5.1 surround mix)
* BBC TV 2nd House Performance

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Format: DVD-Video

Additional infos and reviews for this album are located @ Wiki, @ allmusic 1, @ allmusic 2, @ Ground and Sky and @ sputnikmusic.com

allmusic 2:
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. Tubular Bells is a divine excursion into the realm of new age music.

by Mike DeGagne
Score: 5 of 5

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Posted By: lkrushel Date: 08 Sep 2021 16:10:00
Thank you very much!!!
Posted By: peachfuzz Date: 09 Sep 2021 01:35:03
Thanks for sharing but I'm beginning to suspect that these guys churn out the same thing year after year and merely call it "Tubular Bell 2004", "Tubular Bell 2005"..."Tubular Bell 2009". I wouldn't be at all surprised to see ""Tubular Bell 2010". I already have so many Tubular Bells (under this label and that label and everywhere in between), I'm not sure whether this one would matter.

Of course, this isn't only limited to Mike Oldfield. Just witness how many re-pressings we currently have for the Beatles and other pastime favorites? Such is the sad state of today's music industry
Posted By: musomike Date: 09 Sep 2021 09:30:26
Thank you HellikXs

I have listened to and compared this to the original and the 1993 cd remaster - this is a great new edition.
The press reports that Mike Oldfield has produced this re-master himself, he has done a splendid job.
Posted By: amitnewyork Date: 09 Sep 2021 12:10:39
Totally agree with you, peachfuzz. Most of the artists think of their catalog as some kind of cash cow that they can milk at a later date by reformatting, repackaging, and reissuing essentially the same stuff. The most ridiculous are the Deluxe Editions. I haven't seen too many Deluxe Editions that have a worthwhile bonus disc. Most carry shit recording of some shit concert. Some creativity, huh? And I really wonder if anyone would've taken notice of this album, had it not become part of the great flick, The Exorcist. AMG reviewer feels ghostly effects of the bells at the beginning of the album. Just like he would have felt love for nature had this music been selected as main theme in Jurassic Park.
Posted By: Fieldmour Date: 06 Oct 2021 10:25:04
Thank you for the upload!!
Posted By: drasglaf Date: 04 Dec 2021 13:47:52
Big thanks!!
Posted By: tbavax Date: 26 Dec 2021 02:46:57

a fantastic post

thank you very much HellikXs!!
Posted By: hatsa Date: 13 Feb 2022 10:02:51
CD2 is bad quality. Too many clicks. Maybe vinyl.
Posted By: HellikXs Date: 13 Feb 2022 21:43:21
@ hatsa

Agree with poor quality, original mix is dated from 1973, at the time when Oldfield was nobody, who couldn't afford any better equipment.
That's the reason for such number of remasters of this album. And probably this one won't finish the line.
Posted By: tyFUZZ Date: 23 Apr 2022 09:27:55
Dude, I have rapidshare (and Megaupload) blocked on my network, so I want to THANK YOU so very much for sharing this on HotFile!


By the way: did I say THANK YOU?
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