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Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells download mp3 album
Performer:
Mike Oldfield
Album:
Tubular Bells
Style:
Prog Rock
Released:
1998
Country:
UK
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1103 mb
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1493 mb
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Tubular Bells is the debut album by English musician and composer Mike Oldfield, released on Virgin Records on 25 May 1973. It comprises two mostly instrumental compositions of over twenty minutes each. Oldfield recorded it when he was 19 and played most of the instruments. Although sales were initially slow, Tubular Bells gained global attention when it was used on the soundtrack to the horror film The Exorcist (1973).

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.

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. Join the group now. Background.

Artist: Mike Oldfield Album: Tubular Bells Label: Universal.

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.

Tubular Bells" is where it all began both for Mike Oldfield, and for Richard Branson with his fledgling Virgin Records. Had it not been for this one album, the whole history of what is now the Virgin empire would have been radically different. In brief, Oldfield recorded this album entirely by himself, and without a recording contract.

Progressive Rock Mike Oldfield. Band Name Mike Oldfield. Album Name Tubular Bells. Wydawcy Virgin Records.

Engineer – Mike Oldfield, Steve MacMillan, Tim Weidner, Tom Newman (2). Executive-Producer – Rob Dickins.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Part One
Chorus [Nasal] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String] – Lindsay Cooper Flute – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Piano [Honky Tonk], Glockenspiel, Organ [Taped Motor Drive Amplifier Organ Chord], Guitar [Mandolin-like, Fuzz], Percussion [Assorted], Flageolet, Bells [Tubular] – Mike OldfieldPerformer – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
2 Part Two
Chorus [Bootleg] – Manor ChoirDrums – Steve BroughtonPiano, Timpani [Concert], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Voice [Piltdown Man], Organ [Hammond], Chorus [Moribund], Conductor [Chorus] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Credits

  • Chorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield
  • Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Speed], Acoustic Guitar, Composed By – Mike Oldfield
  • Producer – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman
  • Remastered By – Simon Heyworth

Notes

Booklet: 4 pages. Inner pages (2 & 3) are blank.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: AGD 031/98
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI 6A
  • Barcode: 0 7777-86007-2 5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells (Side 1)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel [Glokenspiel], Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronics [Taped Motor Drive Amplified Organ Chord], Guitar [Speed, Fuzz, Mandolin-like], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells (Side 2)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
  • Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

Pressing of unknown origin (not UK).

Roger Dean black and white labels with copyright text.

Tracks are listed as SIDE 1 and SIDE 2 on the cover, followed by the relevant instruments and guest musician lists. On this version the tracks are simply credited as TUBULAR BELLS on both labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (On Rear Cover): 3—A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Tubular Bells (Part 1)
Chorus [Nasal] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:36
2 Tubular Bells (Part 2)
Chorus [Bootleg] – Manor ChoirConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve Broughton
23:20

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Designed At – Public Art Creative Consultants Ltd.
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI Uden
  • Remastered At – Chop 'Em Out
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden

Credits

  • Arranged By ['The Sailor's Hornpipe'] – Mike Oldfield
  • Artwork [Reissue], Design [Reissue] – Arbernaut*
  • Chorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield
  • Composed By ['The Sailor's Hornpipe'] – Traditional
  • Composed By [Except 'The Sailor's Hornpipe'] – Mike Oldfield
  • Coordinator [Remastered Series Co-ordinator] – Jason Day
  • Liner Notes [Sleeve Notes] – David Laing
  • Photography By [Original], Design [Original] – Trevor Key
  • Producer – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman
  • Remastered By – Simon Heyworth

Notes

Remastered at Chop 'Em Out, London, March/April 2000.
Recorded at The Manor. Autumn 1972/Spring 1973
Remastered re-release using HDCD technology.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24384 93882 6
  • Barcode: 724384938826
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): EMI UDEN 8493882 @ 1 1-2-5-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 152F
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 8493882 @ 1 1-2-3-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15D8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): EMI UDEN 8493882 @ 1 1-1-4-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 15A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): EMI UDEN 8493882 @ 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 1534
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): EMI UDEN 8493882 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1Y08
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code: PM 570

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist

1 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells {Part One} 25:58
2 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells {Part Two} 23:20
3 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield's Single 3:53
4 Mike Oldfield With Vivian Stanshall Sailor's Hornpipe (Original Version With Viv Stanshall) 2:48

Notes

RiSA. Manufactured by CDT

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6009143384934

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells (Part One)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel [Glokenspiel], Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronics [Taped Motor Drive Amplified Organ Chord], Guitar [Speed, Fuzz, Mandolin-like], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells (Part Two)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution Inc.
  • Published By – Virgin Music Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Virgin Records Canada Inc.
  • Pressed By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.
  • Printed By – Ever Reddy

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
  • Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

Based on label design, released between 1983-1985.

Tracks are listed as SIDE 1 and SIDE 2 on the cover, followed by the relevant instruments and guest musician lists. On this version the tracks are simply credited as PART ONE and PART TWO on the labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side): DM-1 V-2001-AS-1A-2HZ:
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side): DM-4 V-2001-BS-1A-2HK:

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown