Mike OldfieldTubular Bells Classic Records Quiex SV-PMike Oldfield - Tubular Bells   Classic Records Quiex SV-P 200g vinyl [Sealed] OOP!Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells is a quintessential ‘studio production’ in pop music lore. Oldfield conceived an eclectic mix of both standard and odd instruments, along with classical and rock eleme...32.75

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Classic Records Quiex SV-P 200g vinyl [Sealed] OOP! [Expired]


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Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells is a quintessential ‘studio production’ in pop music lore. Oldfield conceived an eclectic mix of both standard and odd instruments, along with classical and rock elements, to achieve a steadily building, layered texture, totally unheard of at the time. After being shopped and rejected at other labels, Richard Branson chose it as the first release for his Virgin Records in 1972. Originally tagged with the working title Opus 1, Oldfield, who had been playing and recording professionally since his teens, oversaw the entire production and played most of the parts himself, eventually layering over thirty different instruments and sounds. Listeners had fun trying to identify each and remember the order they appeared, as the late Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Band) ceremoniously announced each as it joined the mix. The original LP eventually sold over 16 million copies and topped the UK charts for weeks. The eerie opening section was famously featured in the soundtrack to the motion-picture The Exorcist, winning the Grammy in 1974 for Best Instrumental Composition. The original master tapes were used to cut both the original issue and this reissue making the original issue hard to best. With Chris Bellman doing the mastering honors using Classic’s “all tube” cutting system and being pressed on Classic’s proprietary Super Vinyl Profile sheds new light on, and gives a slight nod to, the Classic reissue of. this longstanding audiophile favorite. Features: • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes • Quiex SV-P 200g vinyl [now out of print] Selections: 1. Part One Mike Oldfield Plays: Grand Piano Glokenspiel Farfisa Organ Bass Guitar Electric Guitar Speed Guitar Taped motor drive amplifier organ chord Mandolin-like Guitar Fuzz Guitar Assorted Percussion Acoustic Guitar Flageolet Honky Tonk Lowery Organ Tubular Bells Master of Ceremonies: Viv Stanshall Flutes: Jon Field String Basses: Lindsay Cooper Nasal Chorus: Nasal Choir Girlie Chorus: Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield 2. Part Two Mike Oldfield Plays: Electric Guitar Farfisa Organ Bass Guitar Acoustic Guitar Piano Speed Electric Guitar Lowery Organ Concert Lympani Guitar sounding like bagpipes Piltdown Man Honky Tonk Hammond Organ Spanish Guitar Moribund Chorus Girlie Chorus: Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield Bootleg Chorus: Manor Choir conducted by Mike Oldfield Drums: Steve Broughton The Sailors Hornpipe commentary by Viv Stanshall USPS Media Mail delivery to any USA destination is $4.50 for 1-2 album titles.
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