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2.48 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Let There Be Light (York Remix) (7:35)
2. Far Above The Clouds (York Remix) (7:28)
3. Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:17)
4. Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
5. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (10:40)
6. To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:35)
7. North Star (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (4:06)
8. Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) (3:32)
9. Guilty (York & Mike's Electrofunk Mix) (4:53)
10. Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) (7:53)
11. Never Too Far (feat. Tarja Turunen) (8:47)

Total time 76:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Oldfield / all guitars

Guest musicians:
- Tarja Turunen / vocals (11)

Releases information

Tubular Beats is a remix album featuring collaborations between Mike Oldfield and York (Torsten Stenzel), that was released on 1 February 2013. Unlike with previous club mixes, the album is a true two-sided collaboration between Oldfield and Stenzel, making use of parts from the original multitrack tapes as well as new parts played by Oldfield. It also features new song recorded with Tarja Turunen.

CD Eagle Rock Entertainment (2013)

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MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Beats ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by russellk
2 stars Fascinating thing, this. I have to say at the start that you ought not to buy it, and don't waste any time listening to it - unless you're an OLDFIELD completionist or an electronica fan. It's basically a reinterpretation of OLDFIELD classics in an techno/house style. A collaboration between OLDFIELD himself and YORK, a German dance music composer. Yeah.

Is it any good? Surprisingly, it's better than I would have expected. The original tracks are recognisable, their melodies not entirely subsumed by the beat. YORK actually adds some decent variation to the music. It's certainly not cringeworthy, and I've heard plenty of projects that are (my other love is 90s electronica/IDM). But it's not great either. I doubt I'll be back to listen to it again.

Two stars reflects its status here, not the quality of the actual music, which rates a solid three stars.

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