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    Default Happy 40th Birthday Tubular Bells

    Used to know all the instruments - now can only remember the first one is 'grand piano'

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    2 slightly distorted electric guitars, mandolin
    Can't remember anymore
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwarchc View Post
    2 slightly distorted electric guitars, mandolin
    Can't remember anymore
    Tu-Bu-Lar Bells
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    Glockenspiel

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    I'm going to have to pull the cd now and play it
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    I always preferred TB II, but then it was the first one I heard. This could get messy but I will ask it anyway: why isn't tubular bells classical music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quack View Post
    I always preferred TB II, but then it was the first one I heard. This could get messy but I will ask it anyway: why isn't tubular bells classical music?
    LOL. Equally Messy: Why IS tubular bells classical music?

    I'm rather fond of this live performance in some out of door venue... everyone having quite a good time....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRJvq4Wd48

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    Among others, I remember the Piltdown Man.

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    "Spanish guitar and introducing acoustic guitar"

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    Quote Originally Posted by quack View Post
    I always preferred TB II, but then it was the first one I heard. This could get messy but I will ask it anyway: why isn't tubular bells classical music?
    Was a fan of Oldfield from about 1974 onwards - especially Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge, but, in order to develop indie credentials, I left behind my prog and hippie roots.

    When I rediscovered my early 70s heritage, and that TBII existed, I sought it out, and was duly impressed that although it was an obvious retread, it had some merit. I like Alan Rickman's variation (90s dry rather than Viv Stanshall's 70s stoned) and the two lead tunes are very catchy.

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    TIL Mike Oldfield recorded this album when he was nineteen.

    Oldfield approached (and was rejected by) many established record labels. Some of the rejections were because they believed the piece to be unmarketable. Oldfield played the piece for Richard Branson, who decided to give Oldfield a chance. Branson honored the importance that Tubular Bells had to the Virgin empire by naming at least two of his aircraft Tubular Belle.
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    To any Mike Oldfield fans out there: Tonight at 9:00pm BBC4 is showing a documentary called "Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story."

    I am definitely looking forward to this, although I do wish some of Mike's other works would get some attention for a change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterreisender View Post
    To any Mike Oldfield fans out there: Tonight at 9:00pm BBC4 is showing a documentary called "Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story."

    I am definitely looking forward to this, although I do wish some of Mike's other works would get some attention for a change!
    I've already got the recorder set
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    My first experience with this piece was actually a cover version from the "Synthesizer Greatest" album. I must've been 11 or something. Some consider the Synthesizer Greatest series sacrilege, but I still kinda like these more or less cheesy covers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vq4_JTTzw8

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    I suppose Tubular Bells just about works as a synth remix

    Does anyone enjoy Mike's 90's output? My favourite by far is "The Songs of Distant Earth" and I would probably rank it among my favourite pieces of music by any composer! It is a sci-fi inspired suite, mostly synth-driven but with very melodic guitar nonetheless, and I think Mike masterfully handles a series of recurring leitmotifs to conjure up some very evocative images.

    Another great release is "Amarok" which is one hour of uniterrupted but constantly-changing music, sometimes wacky but sometimes very beautiful, in this case completely free of synth. Unfortunately a few misguided attempts at "comedy" prevent this from reaching the same levels of perfection as "Songs of Distant Earth" but I still recommend it.

    Annoyingly I can't watch the new BBC documentary until someone puts it on Youtube!

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