Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (LP)
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Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
"...fucking fabulous" - Kelly G. June 2018
England's multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield released Tubular Bells, a two part instrumental piece which introduced themes and developed them in a classical style. Oldfield played most of the instruments himself, multi-tracking them, which was something of a rarity at the time. He convinced Richard Branson to make Tubular Bells, not regarded as traditional pop fare, the debut album of Branson's new record label Virgin Records. The album was a huge commercial success, establishing Mike Oldfield and securing the future for Virgin Records.
The album spent 279 weeks on the charts and is amongst the best selling albums in the UK.
Bass [String] – Lindsay Cooper Chorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal] – Nasal ChoirFlute – Jon FieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv StanshallPiano [Grand, Honky Tonk], Glockenspiel, Organ [Farfisa, Taped Motor Drive Amplifier Organ Chord, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Speed, Mandolin-like, Fuzz], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Bells [Tubular Bells], Written-By – Mike Oldfield
Chorus [Bootleg] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed], Timpani [Concert], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Voice [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund], Conductor [Bootleg Chorus], Written-By – Mike Oldfield