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Tubular Bells [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import]

Mike OldfieldAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Mercury UK
  • ASIN: B0026S1XD2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tubular Bells, Pt. 1
2. Tubular Bells, Pt. 2
3. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield's Single)
4. Sailor's Hornpipe [Viv Stanshall Version]

Editorial Reviews

2009 digitally remastered edition of the British guitarist's musical masterpiece. Fans old and new can celebrate the great work of Mike Oldfield with this very special release of his classic, multi- platinum selling album Tubular Bells. This exciting new version of his 1973 groundbreaking album will not only be repackaged, but Mike Oldfield himself has also remastered the tracks from his home in the Bahamas and has overseen a new stereo mix. This is the first classic album to be released from Mike Oldfield's back catalogue. It is 35 years since the opening passage was used in the film The Exorcist, making the album a global phenomenon. Five tracks.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
(34)
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Old Favorite January 24, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember this from my college days, and loved it then. Most of the others I loved back then have not stood the test of time nearly so well as this one has. The sound of the bells is so crisp, and yet the overall effect is so mellow.

I play it often.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic that's never sounded better August 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Much has been written about Tubular Bells and there have been so many variations and best of's with that bell logo on the sleeve that for the uninitiated it can be confusing to know which one to buy. Allow me to help you out.

This release of Tubular Bells is the classic original recording released in 1973. It has been remastered using current technology, that means it now sounds more awesome than ever. When Oldfield made this record he was pushing the limits of what could be achieved in a studio at that time and there was hiss and bass rumble, to the modern ear it might also sound brittle and toppy. That's all been fixed now and the music sounds warm and inviting, I fell in love with record from my youth all over again.

Honestly just buy it! There really is nothing else quite like it. Tubular Bells is perhaps one of the most addictive records out there.

And to sign off...I've gotten into the habit of telling Oldfield fans about a young whipper-snapper by the name of Andrew Taylor who has released an album called Mohribold (google it). If you like Oldfield you'll love Mohribold! There are some Oldfield-esque moments but he's got his own style too. Maybe he's one to watch out for since Oldfield has called for an instrumetnal rock renaissence after his Olympics opening ceremony appearance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind July 19, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very rarely will you find an album that is a hit when it has 2 numbers that last over 25 minutes. This album has that and for those of you way too young to remember the haunting theme from The Exorcist is on here
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Esoteric and Soundscape December 12, 2012
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While I made my purchasing decision SOLEY upon the Amazon customer reviews and had NOT heard it since it's first release in the 1970s, the album met my high expectations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic November 21, 2012
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A wonderful classic album l had to have. Timeless. Its one of those albums everyone should have in their collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars flashback November 18, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
was a staple from my college days. heard it for the first time in forever at the london olympic openig ceremonies. could not resist. was nice to take the trip back.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tubular bells November 5, 2011
By Cambeul
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
not just for halloween anymore, this is a must have for your record cellection. Mike Oldfield's triumphant debut album by the same name.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy this CD February 19, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Heard a couple of selections on this CD years ago and thought I would try it. I personally love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Review For The Album Tubular Bells
This version of Tubular Bells was released in 2009 as a digitally remastered edition.

I have always thought that musical tastes & reviews were very subjective to the... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Peter U
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
I love this CD. The music is beautiful and Mike Oldfield has a great sense of humor. CD was in perfect condition.
Published 1 month ago by Rebel G. Sowell
4.0 out of 5 stars music quality
The price was great, delivery time was good, Alot of flat/dead spots onthe disc. I was interested in finding more Mike Oldfield, but the quality was not there.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Hartman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Without this score of music The Exorcist would have been an average movie. The music enhanced the terror depicted on the screen.
Published 1 month ago by Steven C. Tolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
We have this on the original vinyl record. We wanted a copy on CD. I am not an audiophile geek, but the CD sounds just fine. Long live CDs!!
Published 2 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This CD will allow you to get lost in the music (if you are stressed out)
but you don't lose the music. it's a great CD.
Published 2 months ago by Adrianus Schweinsbergen
5.0 out of 5 stars Tublar Bells By Mike Oldfield
I first listened to Tublar Bells in the 70's when it came out on LPs and Cassettes. I enjoyed it very much and to this date, I listen to it off and on, mostly on! It works better! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Agha Shahrokh
4.0 out of 5 stars Instant transport back to the days of my misspent youth...
Spent many a night listening to this album (during the vinyl days)… the disk brought back those happy memories… especially the part where the various instruments are individually... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joe Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Long time, no hear.
I hadn't heard this full album in some time since I have it on vinyl and we put away our turntable long ago. THIS is the original one (look for the clouds on the cover art). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Aradia
5.0 out of 5 stars Newer mix by Mike Oldfield offers a cleaner sound on this classic...
I have only heard the original recording and when I misplaced it I replaced it with this edition. Clean, clear sound and Mike Oldfield's new mix which offers a new perspective on... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Timothy McGlynn
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