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Tubular Bells [Import]

Mike Oldfield Audio CD
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1. Part One - Mike Oldfield
2. Part Two - Mike Oldfield

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The opening bars of this classic album by Mike Oldfield were heard by audiences that packed theatres to witness one of the scariest films of all time--The Exorcist. And it wasn't long before this debut release, not only from Oldfield but also from Richard Branson's new record label, Virgin, found itself in the upper echelons of pop charts around the world. Primarily an instrumental album, with performances on almost every instrument credited to Oldfield, it takes the listener into widely varying musical territories, ending as Viv Stanshall formally announces each instrument as it joins the mix. --Paul Clark

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4.0 out of 5 stars Music to drive the demons away July 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Tubular Bells as a child when my parents took me along with them to see "The Exorcist". My mom was a horror fan so luckily I got to see all the horror films of that era. When I hit my teens I heard a remake of the song "Tubular Bells" by a group called "Book Of Love". This group did it in a much harder style, like punk rock. It rocked!
The next time I heard "Tubular Bells" was on a Pure Moods CD. I then purchased the DVD of "The Exorcist" and was thrilled to hear the song in the movie since I wasn't familiar with how it was used in the film. I have to agree with other reviewers, it is a masterpiece. Completely original even to this day. Tubular Bells is a great song to put in your car stereo while you are driving on a cloudy, dreary, rainy day.
The album is a worthwhile purchase if you dig ambience music. Also try to check out a remake of this song by "The Book of Love" although it may be difficult to find.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL COLDNESS April 17 2003
Format:Audio CD
In 1973,Richard Branson just sold records in an used store.One day,one a 17-year-old boy called Mike Olfield handed him out a copy of "Tubular bells",his homemade opus (he did it in a 4-track).Branson was astonished because of the magnifency of the work, so he tried to sell it in some music fairs.No one knew how to do with it; some even proposed to put vocals on it.Heretics!
So,Branson himself founded a new record label,called "Virgin",because of his knowledge about the industry and his newby status on it.The first record they ever put out was "tubular bells".And the rest is history:after that, the main melody appeared on "The exorcist",and its fame just exploded.
Now,in 2003,Mike is a sort of an outsider,selling very few records in comparison to his golden years,besides,being repetitive and predictable to say something.
But this is a must,a lifetime work.A piece of timeless inspiration encapsuled in a CD.At this very moment,he should be retired,but deserving every honor and praise.
What's Tubular Bells? Well,that's the million dollar question.The best thing you can do is to listen to it carefully and try to describe it for yourself.It's a personal experience.
For me,it's a sound collage of sensations and mental landscapes that Olfield put into a record, using a full tapestry of instruments.
He did well mixing both classical and rock ways, to be precise, in an UNIQUE way.No one have made it before or after.
There are really weird,strange,allucinogen pieces of music in here, extracted from a damaged or distraught mind.Delicious melodies delicate as glass shattered by beats that turn them into smithereens; guitar lightning shining in the blackest twilight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE...with a few minor flaws Feb. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
I love the film the Exorcist, so after hearing the creepy sounding "Tubular Bells" often and having them conjure up feelings of cold autumn days, I really had to check out the album behind the film, at least so that I could have something to frighten people. What I found was something more beautiful and complex than I could have ever expected. The music took on a beautiful, rather than "creepy" quality after having heard this several times through. Its amazing what Mike Oldfield has created here--its as if he has created modern classical music. The music goes through so many different changes and moods, complete with fantastic musical ideas and playing, that you'd never guess it was all played by one man. How did he do this?!
The first part is the Exorcist theme we all know and love, but there's way more to it than that. I actually prefer the second movement to the first, because it builds nicely and features the most beautiful music I have ever heard. The part I'm talking about is the after the wierd cookie-monster death metal vocal part, at about 16:30, before the Irish pub music. Whenever I hear that part it seriously takes me away to somewhere beautiful. GODLY!!! Just this part is worth $[amount]. Seriously.
Now, the few flaws. The cookie monster part is just really weird, interrupting the lovely flow of the second movement. There's a few other parts too, that may seem out of place, but if you remember that this is supposed to be a symphony to water, the whole piece does represent the spectrum of changes in water.
This is simply a masterpiece of music. I don't know where you'd be able to categorize it. It needs to be heard, enjoyed, and respected. I've never heard any of Oldfield's other stuff, but this is beyond words. Godly, masterpiece, genious, all can be used to describe this, but you won't get the full idea unless you listen to it with an open mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Nov. 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
I would have liked to give this five stars, but I didn't enjoy the second part of this album. I think it was in the way it was recorded. The first part was done in a week I think, while the other part was done during different sittings for a few months. If anyone is going to get a kick out of this masterpiece, then they are going to find the most value in part one.
Like two other full album songs that I like, Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick" and "A Passion Play", I like how the music was written, and how it was based on a classical style of writing than the normal way during the early 70s'.
The music has constrasting sounds, while an organ is playing a dreamy wave, a guitar is sounding very rigid. The two are put together well because their is no cover up to this.
On my last note, I find this album to be more relaxing than freaky and other emotions like that. So try out this album, because everyone deserves to hear a song over 20 minutes once in their life. If you like part two, that is great, but I think the way it is described in how it was written, the first part seems to be the more enjoyable and inspired piece on this album.
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Published 1 month ago by Michel Lachance
4.0 out of 5 stars Instrumental Music (including Tubular Bells)
This CD features mostly Instrumental Music. There are two parts, each about 25 minutes long. There are various parts, some with Synthesizer and some with acoustic instruments. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roller
4.0 out of 5 stars Original Mike Oldfield
Believe this was his first LP he released, it demonstrates his wide range of musical skills and is teh perfect starting point for anyone looking to understand a musical geniouses... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. A. Keizer
4.0 out of 5 stars A true masterpiece
This is the kind of music that is good for the soul. It's hard not to find yourself lost in the sounds of this album and becoming entranced by the music, this is relaxing music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Darrin Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile purchase!
Haven't heard this since I was a teenager. Very leading edge for it's time.

Not only does the music sound great, this is a recent remix (2009) that preserves the dynamic... Read more
Published 11 months ago by razer057
5.0 out of 5 stars Tubular Bells Remix
Excellent sound. If you listen very carefully the original and the remix version, you will ear some new sounds.
Published on Sept. 11 2010 by John Jesse
4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't resist the passing of time
And sure I will give it only 3 stars in twenty years time. I am 30 of age, as this album is. In the time it was recorded, I will give it 6 stars. Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2004 by derrotista
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 3d music i have heard
To start of with to state what it says on the box "this can't be played on old tin boxs"this is true. Read more
Published on Dec 12 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for relax...
Hi all, my name is Martin and I'm only 14 years old.
I really like Mike Oldfield's music.
I searched his many albums and I found "Tubular Bells"
It became... Read more
Published on Dec 5 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I heard it for the first time at 10 years old when somebody that I knew wanted to show me his musical taste. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2003 by Guylaine Le Ber
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