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Tubular Bells I, II , Or III

Steveh

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IMHO, I think Tubular Bells II is a stunning album, much better than Tubular Bells. There is, of course, a Tubular Bells III, of which my favourite track is "Windchimes". The live performance of Tubular Bells II (from Edinburgh castle) is a superb recording(naturally by the BBC).

What do other whammers think?

 

Tel

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My younger brother was 16 in 1978 and therefore totally into Punk while I had my hair down to my arse and was totally into Floyd and dope. I bought Tubular Bells when it came out in '73 and thought it pretty cool.

He recently told me that he feels he must be getting old as he sat down and listened to DSOTM for the first time ever in it's entirety and enjoyed it. 'Don't think I have changed that much' he said 'Most of what you listen to is still hippy shit, and I will never ever listen to that pretentious crap Tubular Bells'

I listened to it recently and I think our musical tastes are slowly converging, he is starting to like Floyd and I have realised that Tubular Bells is basically a pretentious load of shite that would never get recorded now.

It happens regularly, if an artist is popular and starts believing their own press, and the record company reckon it will sell they will record it. Much as I love Blue Train and stuff he recorded with Miles Davis, A Love Supreme by John Coltrane falls into the same category.

All IMO of course!
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Not the easiest question to answer, in many respects my early interest in musicand the need to be able to listen to it clearlyowe a great deal tovinyl copies of 'Tubular Bells' and 'Ommadawn'.It is a recording that I used faithfully during my first steps on the great Hi-Fi ladder, becoming a key recording against which I would judge (subjectively) the measure of equipment that I listened to.

I still listen to it, but I've become increasingly disenchanted with the recording and withMike Oldfield. I've grown tired of the numerous 're-workings' and 'improvements'that have been provided with each subsequent release bearing the 'Tubular Bells' name - and with the continued re-workings found in his work not bearing that name.

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meninblack

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It was used to great effect in The Exorcist. Not sure I'd sit and listen to it though.

 
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got the first one on sacd and do,nt think ive listened to it all the way through ... not really my cup of t or it could be a case that i was expecting too much...won,t buy the others

 

Chumpy

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I feel that unless you're listening to a good version of the first one that you are wasting your time.

 
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2 is my fave, but 3 is a close second. agree, the concert in eddy castle is superb, although gordon-sinclair looks a twat doing the voice.

should of had the big yin instead!

 

Steveh

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A.N. wrote:

2 is my fave, but 3 is a close second. agree, the concert in eddy castle is superb, although gordon-sinclair looks a twat doing the voice.should of had the big yin instead!
Agree, although my choice would have been Sir Patrick Moore, after he'd guested on the xylophone/glockenspeil! Imagine that, and I think he would have been a popular choice!

 

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kennyk wrote:

have to confess that I prefer 'Amarok' to any of the Tubular Bells albums that I've heard. not got III yet, though.
I can let you have an evaluation copy of III before you decide
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Have first 3 and number 2 is my fave,although 1 does have Viv Stanshel,so still gets played occasionaly.

 

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