Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
The cover was designed Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Trevor Keywho designed the cover for Tubular Bells and many other Oldfield and Virgin albums. The back shows a colour photo of 2 frogs mating; a typical example of the Virgin label's naughty sense of humour at the time. Just as Tubular Bells was Virgin's first album or, to be precise, one of three albums released on the same day"Mike Oldfield's Single" was Virgin's first UK single, but issued more than a year later.
This demonstrates that Virgin was primarily an album label in its early years, with little interest in being a contender for the singles charts. Even so, the record charted at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. This version was also issued in Sweden, Portugal second editionGreece, and Yugoslavia. A shorter version of this track was remastered and remixed for the Mercury Records reissue of Tubular Bells.
Side 1 is the same as the American "Now the Original" version, Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells without that sub-title on the label.
This version was issued in Portugal, the Netherlands one of two editionsAustralia, New Zealand second edition Yoyi Banana Del Copacabana A 34, and South Africa second and third editions, with different covers.
Side 2 is an alternate mix. Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells the UK mix, the verse with the lyric, "The owls did hoot and the birds did sing" is recited entirely by Vanessa Branson. On this version, the first part of the verse is recited by Mike Oldfield. This version fades out slightly earlier, although some labels quote the UK mix's timing.
This Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells was issued in Italyand the Netherlands one of two editions where "Froggy" is identified as side 1.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rainer Muenz. 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, Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells in an astounding plethora of music.
Oldfield plays all the instruments Ariel Pink Thrash And Burn, 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 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells instrument acoustically wriggles its way into the current noise that is heard, until there is a grand unison of eccentric sounds Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 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.
Friedkin was visiting the offices of Ahmet Ertegunpresident of Atlantic Records which distributed Tubular Bells in the USand picking up a white label of the album from the selection of records in Ertegun's office, he put it on the record player and instantly decided that the music would be perfect for the movie.
Oldfield has stated that he did not want to see the film because he believed he would find it too frightening. The first Purveyors Of Fine Funk Vol 4 released Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells the album was created by the original US distributor, Atlantic Records. The single was an edit of the first three sections from Part One and was not authorised by Oldfield.
The single was released in February in the United States and Canada only, where it peaked at number seven Steve Summers Mode For Love EP the U.
The track also reached number 15 on the Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill Contemporary chart. In Canada the single was released as "Tubular Bells Theme from Exorcist ", peaking at number three on the RPM Top Singles chart on 18 May and Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells placed at number in the top singles of the year.
The A-side of this single was included on the reissue of Tubular Bells. Influential British DJ John Peel was an early admirer of the record, and played it on his Top Gear radio show on BBC Radio 1 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 29 Mayfour days after the album's release, calling it "one of the Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells impressive LPs I've ever had the chance to play on the radio, really a remarkable record".
Branson and Oldfield were listening to the show on Branson's houseboat, and Oldfield stated in his autobiography that Peel played the album in its entirety,  although the running order from the BBC archives and existing audio copies of the programme show that Peel played Part One only. Peel reviewed the album for The Listener magazine the following week, describing it as "a new recording of such strength and beauty that to me it represents the first break-through into history that any musician has made".
Al Clark of NME said that the "veritable orgy of over-dubbing results in a remarkable piece of sustained music, never content with the purely facile yet equally disinclined towards confusing the listener".
He concluded that " Tubular Bells It is one of the most mature, vital, rich and humerous [ sic ] pieces of music to Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells emerged from the pop idiom. This is no way body music — no sex, no violence, no ecstasy; nothing uncontrolled, nothing uncontrollable. Tubular Bells was released in the US in October and Paul Gambaccini wrote an enthusiastic review of Riz Ortolani Cannibal Holocaust album for Rolling Stonecalling it "the most important one-shot project of " and "a debut performance of a kind we have no right to expect from anyone.
It took Mike Oldfield half a year to lay down the thousands of overdubs required for his 49 minutes of exhilarating music. I will be playing the result for many times that long. Oldfield isn't Richard Strauss or even Leonard Cohen — this is a soundtrack because that's the level at which he operates.
In a retrospective review for AllMusic Mike DeGagne called the album "arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single, unique piece" and stated that "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.
Tubular Bells is the album most identified with Oldfield, and he has frequently returned to it in later works. The opening is also quoted directly in the song " Five Miles Out " from the album of the same nameand the song also features his "trademark" instrument, " Piltdown Man " referring to his singing like a caveman, first heard on Tubular Bells. In Oldfield released Tubular Bellsa re-recording of the original Tubular Bells with updated digital technology and several "corrections" to what he saw as flaws in the album's original production.
Since Vivian Stanshall died inthe re-recording had his vocal contribution in the "Finale" section replaced with a newly recorded narration by John Cleese. There is also Ndraman Blintch Cosmic Sounds new mix of the original album on the Mercury reissue.
There are many different live recordings; a complete one can be found on the double live album Exposed from Oldfield and York 's remix album Tubular Beats refers to the album name, and contains two remixes of sections of Tubular Bells. I never thought that the word 'tubular bells' was going to play such an important part in our lives Virgin going into space most likely wouldn't have existed if we hadn't hired that particular instrument.
In the United Kingdom Virgin Money signalled its entry into the banking sector in January with a television advertisement titled Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Years of Better'. The advertisement opened with an image of a record orbiting the earth accompanied by the music of the introduction to Tubular Bellssignifying the beginnings of Virgin, and ended with a shot of the same record framed and hanging on the wall of the new bank.
The use of the opening theme in the film The Exorcist gained the record considerable publicity and introduced the work to a broader audience. It has gained cultural significance as a 'haunting theme',  partly due to the association with The Exorcistand has been sampled by many other artists, such as Janet Jackson on the title track of her album The Velvet Rope.
It was used in a television advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Diesel in  and in films such as 's Star Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells's Weird Science's Scary Movie 2 in a scene directly parodying The Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells's The Master of Disguise's Saved! With the aid of the software house CRL and distributor Nu Wave, Mike Oldfield released an interactive Commodore 64 version of the album inwhich used the computer's SID sound chip to play back a simplified re-arrangement of the album, accompanied by some simple 2D visual effects.
In Oldfield launched a virtual reality project called Maestro which contains music from the re-recorded Tubular Bells album Tubular Bells The original title of the game was The Tube World. MusicVR set out to be a real-time virtual reality experience combining imagery and music, as a non-violent and essentially a non-goal driven game.
The show's director Danny Boyle stated that he had wanted to make Tubular Bells a "cornerstone" of a minute sequence of the ceremony.
The piece that is used when children's literature villains appear features two arrangements of " Far Above the Clouds " from Tubular Bells IIIand finally as the Mary Poppins characters appear to drive off the villains, there is a rendition of "In Dulci Jubilo" followed by a short coda. Various sections of Tubular Bells have been covered by many artists, with the most used part being the introductory piano part.
All tracks composed by Mike Oldfieldexcept where noted. The Standard Edition uses the original artwork, and features the new stereo mix plus two bonus tracks. The Deluxe Edition uses the original artwork with a "Deluxe Edition" white banner at the bottom. The DVD is labelled as "Disc 4", even though there Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells only three discs in this version.
The Ultimate Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells included a page hardback book with a foreword by Mike Oldfield, plectrums, a poster, a copy of the Manor Studio's recording brochure, a concert ticket, a postcard and recording information. The Ultimate Edition has a plain white cover with the bell logo. Credits adapted from album sleeve notes. For the remix, the following equipment was used. A screenshot of the session in Steinberg Nuendo was included in the Ultimate Edition book.
Initially sales were slow, with the album not entering the charts until the week Tony Sarfo His Funkii Afrosibi Ebeye Yie It Will Be Alright 14 Julyand spending only two weeks inside the top ten by the end of the year. However, from February until Various Tempa Allstars Vol 1 Tubular Bells spent only four weeks outside the top ten.
From 24 July onwards the album spent ten Earl Grant House Of Bamboo Two Loves Have I weeks at number two, firstly as runner-up to Paul McCartney and Wings 's album Band on the Run for seven weeks, and then a further three weeks behind Oldfield's own follow-up album, Hergest Ridge.
Tubular Bells finally topped the UK album chart in the week ending 5 Octobersixteen months after its release. Tubular Bells has sold more than 2, copies in the UK alone, and as of July it is the 42nd best-selling album of all Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells in the UK.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Mike Oldfield album. For the song, see Mike Oldfield's Single. For the instrument, see Tubular bells. Mike Oldfield. Kevin Ayers — bass guitar David Bedford — grand piano, accordion, organ, choir master, string arrangements Steve Broughton — drums Jon Field — flute Fred Frith — electric guitar, bass guitar John Greaves — Davoli electric piano, Farfisa organ, tin whistle, Vox organ Nick Haley — violin Tim Hodgkinson — Farfisa organ, Fender Rhodes electric pianoVox organ Steve Hillage — electric guitar Simon Ingram Hill — cello, organ Geoff Leigh misspelt on the programme as "Jeff Leig" — flute Ashley Mason — viola Pierre Moerlen Madeline Bell This Is One Girl cymbals, glockenspiel, gongs, tam-tamtubular bells, timpani Tom Newman — nasal chorus Mike Oldfield — acoustic and electric guitars, bass, Lowrey organmandolin, "prehistoric poem" Terry Oldfield — flute Ted Speight — electric guitar Vivian Stanshall — master of ceremonies Mick Taylor — electric guitar Janet Townley — violin Vulpy — viola.
Mike Oldfield — Stereo and 5. Steinberg Nuendo 4. Da Capo Press. The album became a progressive rock sensation in Britain, where it remained on the charts for nearly five years and in America, where its success was aided by the inclusion of extracts on the soundtrack of The Exorcist British Film Institute. Sound on Sound. Retrieved 6 August The Mike Oldfield Chronology. Toronto : Across the Board Books.
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