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TUBULAR BELLS II

Mike Oldfield

 

Crossover Prog

3.58 | 208 ratings

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roland_mabo
5 stars This is a classic album of epic character with beautiful instrumentation and wonderful sonical imagery. It's heavily inspired by the Tubular Bells I from the early 70's, but Mike has done more than a cover of himself. He has reworked the tracks and added new influencies, vocal harmonies, new sonical structure to create something which sounds both familiar and completely new.

This is a strong and spiritual "feeling good" musical journey. It takes the listener on a ride over a multidimensional and very inspiring landscape. This is not background music, nor is it pop or club oriented. It's a composition divided into sections with different tones.

What strikes me the most is the sheer musicality that flows so well throughout this album. Despite the heavy use of synthesizers, electric guitars and electronic sound effects, the album has an organic feel to it.

This is space music that lifts and inspires the soul. This recording feels much happier and broader than TB I.

It's one of Mike's best and inspiring album - because it's so beautiful. It's soothing for the soul.

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