Header

TUBULAR BELLS 2003

Mike Oldfield

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 2003 album cover
3.73 | 151 ratings | 13 reviews | 34% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy MIKE OLDFIELD Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

Part One:
1. Introduction (5:51)
2. Fast Guitars (1:04)
3. Basses (0:46)
4. Latin (2:18)
5. A Minor Tune (1:21)
6. Blues (2:40)
7. Thrash (0:44)
8. Jazz (0:48)
9. Ghost Bells (0:30)
10. Russian (0:44)
11. Finale (8:36)
Part Two:
12. Harmonics (5:21)
13. Peace (3:22)
14. Bagpipe Guitars (3:07)
15. Caveman (4:33)
16. Ambient Guitars (5:09)
17. Hornpipe (1:39)

Total Time: 48:33
Disc: 2
1. Introduction (DVD 5.1 mix)
2. Fast Guitars (DVD 5.1 mix)
3. Basses (DVD 5.1 mix)
4. Introduction (Video Promo)

Lyrics

Search MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells 2003 lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells 2003 tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Oldfield / all instruments

Releases information

Warner Music #2564602042

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

MIKE OLDFIELD MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells 2003 Music


Tubular BellsTubular Bells
Remastered · Extra tracks · Import
Mercury UK 2009
Audio CD$3.61
$2.51 (used)
Man on the RocksMan on the Rocks
Mercury 2014
Audio CD$11.44
$17.96 (used)
The ExorcistThe Exorcist
Limited Edition · Soundtrack
Perseverance Records 2013
Audio CD$5.99
$4.79 (used)
OmmadawnOmmadawn
Import
Universal UK 2010
Audio CD$12.48
$11.43 (used)
Hergest RidgeHergest Ridge
Import
Universal UK 2010
Audio CD$9.92
$23.36 (used)
IncantationsIncantations
CD+DVD · Import
Universal UK 2011
Audio CD$10.01
$22.35 (used)
CrisesCrises
Import
Universal I.S. 2013
Audio CD$17.47
$16.52 (used)
Songs of Distant EarthSongs of Distant Earth
Import
Warner Spec. Mkt. UK 2008
Audio CD$2.78
$1.78 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells promo cd Daily Mail US $4.10 Buy It Now 34m 38s
MIKE OLDFIELD-"ETUDE/ EVACUATION" NEW 1984 U.K. ISSUE 12" SINGLE-FULL VERSIONS US $7.99 [0 bids]
38m 16s
MIKE OLDFIELD . GUILTY . / EXCERPT FROM INCANTATIONS . 1979 . US $6.54 [0 bids]
US $9.16 Buy It Now
1h 19m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Virgin VR 13-105 Vinyl Record LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 43m
MIKE OLDFIELD islands LP VG+ 90645 1 Vinyl 1987 Record US $6.00 Buy It Now 1h 51m
MIKE OLDFIELD LP - Hergest Ridge US $11.75 [0 bids]
1h 55m
Mike Oldfield LP Ommadawn 1975 Quad Quadraphonic VG+/VG++ US $11.99 Buy It Now 1h 59m
MIKE OLDFIELD the who P.I.L MARC ALMOND madness VIRGIN ISRAELI ISRAEL LP US $40.00 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks [2LP] (first new album since 2008, import) 2014 US $35.15 Buy It Now 2h 17m
MIKE OLDFIELD-PLATINUM DELUXE EDITION-JAPAN 2 MINI LP SHM-CD LTD I50 zd US $42.99 Buy It Now 2h 26m
Mike Oldfield-QE2 UK LP 1980 & Inner US $8.18 Buy It Now 2h 40m
MIKE OLDFIELD QE2 Vinyl LP Virgin V2181 US $14.73 Buy It Now 2h 56m
Mike Oldfield Islands CD US $5.00 [0 bids]
3h 18m
Mike Oldfield, Ommadawn, Virgin, vv33.022v Rare Portugal press Vinyl, LP,12" US $29.48 Buy It Now 4h 34m
Mike Oldfield - Discovery CD (CDV 2308) US $13.99 [0 bids]
6h 31m
Mike Oldfield - Music Wonderland CD (610-387-222) US $11.99 [0 bids]
6h 32m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 45 A40 US $0.29 [0 bids]
6h 52m
Mike Oldfield To France AUS Promo White Label Vinyl 7" US $54.99 Buy It Now 7h 2m
Mike Oldfield Earthmoving French Promo Label Vinyl 7" US $54.99 Buy It Now 7h 2m
Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge USA Cassette Tape Slipcase US $8.24 Buy It Now 7h 4m
Nancy Loo Moonlight Shadow Japan Vinyl 7" Mike Oldfield US $69.99 Buy It Now 7h 4m
Mike Oldfield Guilty Japan Original Vinyl 7 inch Single 7" US $69.99 Buy It Now 7h 5m
MIKE OLDFIELD TUBULAR BELLS ~ NEWCASTLE PROGRAMME ~ STING LAST EXIT THE POLICE US $737.51 Buy It Now 7h 15m
Mike Oldfield - Elements CD box set sealed OOP rare NEW US $204.00 Buy It Now 8h 26m
Islands, Mike Oldfield, New Original recording US $34.99 Buy It Now 8h 45m
MIKE OLDFIELD - FIVE MILES OUT (LP RECORD ) VG+ / NM 1982 EPIC NEW AGE US $4.99 [0 bids]
9h 42m
45 MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS - THEME FROM THE EXORCIST (1973) US $10.00 [0 bids]
9h 43m
MIKE OLDFIELD / AMAROK JAPAN CD OOP US $27.99 Buy It Now 10h
Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells SHM SACD US $50.00 [0 bids]
11h 2m
Mike Oldfield - Platinum Japan CD OBI VJD-23006 US $29.99 Buy It Now 11h 24m
Hergest Ridge Mike Oldfield USA vinyl LP album record VR13-109 VIRGIN 1974 US $33.12 Buy It Now 11h 28m
Mike Oldfield-1989 magazine advert US $8.18 Buy It Now 12h 52m
MIKE OLDFIELD Pictures In The Dark 12" VIRGIN 1985 UK press US $12.29 Buy It Now 13h 2m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells V2001 A7U Good Condition US $22.11 Buy It Now 13h 43m
Mike Oldfield - Crises (CD 1994) US $4.90 [0 bids]
13h 57m
Mike Oldfield Tubular Beats US $15.00 Buy It Now 14h 4m
Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells / UK 1st LP / Two Virgins Label / EX+ US $21.29 Buy It Now 14h 30m
ORCHESTRAL TUBULAR BELLS - Mike Oldfield, David Bedford - '75 UK Virgin LP - NM US $30.00 Buy It Now 14h 32m
MIKE OLDFIELD - MAN ON THE ROCKS * VINYL 2 LP + MP3 NEW & SEALED US $19.90 Buy It Now 15h
Rare hong kong EDITION/HK printed LP/mike oldfield/crises/1983 US $48.00 Buy It Now 15h 11m
Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth (NEW CD) US $8.51 Buy It Now 15h 48m
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Ii (NEW CD) US $11.05 Buy It Now 15h 48m
Mike Oldfield - Islands. 1987 UK Virgin LP Ex! US $6.54 Buy It Now 16h 35m
Mike Oldfield - Platinum (2012) US $4.90 [0 bids]
17h
Mike Oldfield - To France - UK 12" US $19.99 Buy It Now 17h 21m
SALLY NATASHA OLDFIELD - NATASHA (New & Sealed) CD Reissue Feat Mike Oldfield US $8.18 Buy It Now 17h 25m
Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth NEW CD US $5.64 Buy It Now 17h 56m
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BEATS (IMPORT) NEW CD US $32.53 Buy It Now 18h 4m
1973 ELECTRONIC Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells LP EXPERIMENTAL PROG ROCK VG/VG US $3.99 [0 bids]
18h 16m
Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth NEW CD US $8.00 Buy It Now 18h 18m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'INCANTATIONS' UK DOUBLE LP US $13.09 Buy It Now 18h 19m
Mike Oldfield-1997 magazine advert US $8.18 Buy It Now 18h 21m
Mike Oldfield-magazine advert US $8.18 Buy It Now 18h 22m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'MAN ON THE ROCKS' 2 CD DELUXE EDITION (2014) US $22.86 Buy It Now 18h 28m
MIKE OLDFIELD Portsmouth/Speak 7" Vinyl 45 RPM Single Virgin VS 163 US $2.05 Buy It Now 18h 28m
MIKE OLDFIELD ~'Discovery'~German LP 1984~V2308(DMM 206 300)+'Innocent' UK 12" US $19.65 Buy It Now 18h 32m
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn CD US $14.46 Buy It Now 18h 33m
MIKE OLDFIELD Incantations Double L.P. (1978) US $9.00 Buy It Now 18h 34m
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells II - 1992 UK Vinyl LP US $81.95 Buy It Now 18h 40m
Mike Oldfield : Tubular bells CD US $5.70 Buy It Now 18h 46m
[LP] Mike Oldfield,Qe2 (Virgin) 1 St Ger 1980 US $6.90 Buy It Now 18h 46m
[LP] Mike Oldfield,Qe2 (Virgin) 1 St Ger 1980 US $8.63 Buy It Now 18h 46m
MIKE OLDFIELD CAMPANAS TUBULARES MEXICAN LP TUBULAR BELLS TWO VIRGINS LABEL US $49.99 [0 bids]
18h 47m
Moonlight Shadow: The Collection by Mike Oldfield (CD, Apr-2013, Spectrum... US $7.20 Buy It Now 18h 56m
Mike Oldfield - The Best Of - Elements US $9.00 Buy It Now 19h
Mike Oldfield : Five Miles Out CD (2000) US $8.16 Buy It Now 19h 9m
MIKE OLDFIELD & LES PENNING -7" Single -Cuckoo Song US $11.46 Buy It Now 19h 13m
MIKE OLDFIELD "TUBULAR BELLS II", LP, 1992, ORIGINAL, RARE! US $85.99 Buy It Now 19h 20m
MIKE OLDFIELD - PORTSMOUTH - 7" VINYL 1976 VIRGIN US $5.06 Buy It Now 19h 20m
MIKE OLDFIELD "OMMADAWN", LP, 1975, CANADA, RARE! US $16.99 Buy It Now 19h 22m
Mike Oldfield - Crime Of Passion Uk 12" US $12.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield - Etude (Full Length) - UK 12" US $12.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield - Let There Be Light 2 mixes 12" US $9.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield Crisis Europe Lp US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield Discovery Europe Lp US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield Incantations German Double Lp US $24.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield Music Wonderland German Lp US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 43m
Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields Original Soundtrack US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 44m
Mike Oldfield - The Essential Mike Oldfield (CD 1997) VG ++ US $8.95 Buy It Now 20h 13m
Mike Oldfield - Songs of Distant Earth CD NEW ALBUM US $9.67 Buy It Now 20h 57m
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS [2009 SUPER DELUXE EDITION] - NEW CD BOXSET US $124.74 Buy It Now 21h 6m
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS VINYL LP, NO RESERVE! US $1.99 [0 bids]
21h 33m
MIKE OLDFIELD UK 1979 7" Single BLUE PETER US $4.08 Buy It Now 21h 33m
MIKE OLDFIELD UK 1979 7" Single GUILTY US $4.51 Buy It Now 21h 34m
VTG Vinyl LP Record 1980 MIKE OLDFIELD QE2 V 2181 Prog Rock UK w/Insert US $2.49 Buy It Now 21h 41m
VTG Vinyl LP Record 1979 MIKE OLDFIELD Guilty VS24512 Electronic UK NEW Sealed US $4.99 Buy It Now 21h 44m
MIKE OLDFIELD OMMADAWN 1975 VIRGIN TWO VIRGINS RECORDS VINYL LP +INNER*N/ MINT US $16.31 Buy It Now 21h 52m
Mike Oldfield-Five Miles Out 7" EX+ Cond US $8.18 Buy It Now 21h 52m
Mike Oldfield - Amarok [CD New] US $9.32 Buy It Now 21h 56m
MIKE OLDFIELD Adrian Belew IMPORT ONLY 7" Single ONE GLANCE is Holy DiscNEW US $4.90 Buy It Now 21h 58m
MIKE OLDFIELD- Music of the Spheres CD (2008) ft Lang Lang Piano/Hayley Westenra US $6.82 Buy It Now 22h 7m
Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow 7" US $6.56 Buy It Now 22h 16m
MIKE OLDFIELD The Complete 2LP Set VIRGIN 1985 US $18.01 Buy It Now 22h 19m
Mike Oldfield-1998 magazine advert US $8.18 Buy It Now 22h 32m
~MIKE OLDFIELD - TWO SIDES: THE VERY BEST OF MIKE OLDFIELD ~ MUSIC 2 CD's US $10.99 Buy It Now 22h 36m
Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow: The Collection [CD New] US $9.40 Buy It Now 22h 41m
MIKE OLDFIELD 'To France' 1984 German 7" / 45 vinyl single US $5.72 Buy It Now 22h 43m
Mike Oldfield - Two Sides: Very Best Of [CD New] US $61.23 Buy It Now 22h 45m
MIKE OLDFIELD / TUBULAR BELLS II / CASSETTE TAPE / WEA US $5.85 Buy It Now 22h 47m
Mike Oldfield: Five Miles Out SHM 2 CD+DVD Japan Mini-LP UICY-75879 SS (sally Q US $66.50 Buy It Now 22h 50m

More places to buy MIKE OLDFIELD music online Buy MIKE OLDFIELD & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for MIKE OLDFIELD DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells 2003 ratings distribution


3.73
(151 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(34%)
34%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (22%)
22%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells 2003 reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars Fawlty bells

Unlike the previous sequels to "Tubular Bells", such as "Tubular Bells 2" and "The Millennium Bell", this is a straight re-recording of the original album.

Mike Oldfield has apparently always been conscious of what he considered to be the shortcomings performance and production wise of the original album. He therefore returned to the studio in 2003 and recreated the album in its entirety. The result is what sounds like a tribute to "Tubular Bells".

The original album may well have had its flaws, but they were entirely transparent to the average listener. In many ways, those nuances which Oldfield considered to be in need of repair were part of the appeal of the album.

Listening to "TB 2003", it is difficult to avoid constantly comparing this new recording with the one you are already familiar with. Yes, the performance is now impeccable, the sound is crystal clear, and the music of course is excellent. That perversely may be the reason why it loses some of the appeal of the original, it is just a bit too clinical.

I think I will be sticking with the recording I already know and love, warts and all. (John Cleese is an excellent master of ceremonies for the introductions of the various instruments.)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#28513) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Review by richardh
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Pointless rerecording of this classic album.Please..but why? The original still stands up and retains an essential earthy quality.This version removes the soul and leaves you with the shell.For Oldfield nuts only.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to richardh (BETA) | Report this review (#28514) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, August 30, 2004

Review by Muzikman
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars When was the last time you heard Mike OLFIELD's classic progressive-rock masterpiece "Tubular Bells"? It is quite possible you never heard it before if you are twenty or thirty something. Regardless of what generation you are from this is the kind of album that is worth taking out on a regular basis to give a spin to relive its magic. With the advent of this DVD-A release from Rhino Records, it is time to acknowledge the brilliance of OLDFIELD and his work one more time.

This album has always sounded wonderful. Now we can enjoy every detail of the original recording with bright and clear sonics, including the many nuances of each instrument. He certainly used many different types of instruments, and I think that is why this album sounds so unique and why it holds up to this day as something original and special without equal.

In addition to the original album, you get to see OLDFIELD in the before and after scenario with excerpts from Tubular Bells II - Live At Edinburgh Castle and Tubular Bells 3 - Live At Horseguards Parade, London. The sound on this format is simply astounding; there is no other way to explain it.

This is one of those albums that set a precedence and made a career for one person, now 30 years later the legacy grows and continues to gain advances into the consciousness of music listeners around the world. Yes, this is one of the most important rock albums of all time, just look at the countless bands that have recorded similar music after this was released. OLDFIELD's influence is everywhere, and to think he accomplished all of this with one album; it is truly an amazing feat that deserves another look.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Muzikman (BETA) | Report this review (#28516) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, January 31, 2005

Review by Kotro
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars First assumption: this could easily have been for me one of the finest albums ever, had I not been hearing the original for decades. As far as re-recordings go, this is among the best. Oldfield managed to do something different using the same composition just by updating the means and the production to the digital era.

So what's new in 2003? Well, first off, both parts have been subdivided in several smaller pieces - no point, really, seeing that they can't actually hold on their own. The general feeling is that the mellower parts are more crystal, while the heavier parts are heavier and trashier. And the finale is now voiced by John Clease - a fine choice and a fine work, but I'm afraid the original is just too imprinted on our minds to fully appreciate this new feature.

Tubular Bells 2003 has however brought a new light to Part 2. The crescendo leading to Cavemen is much more dramatic and flowing. Cavemen itself has been turned into "Caveman and Cavewoman", seeing that are now two voices (I must confess I rather preferred the original by miles). The Sailor's Hornpipe ends the album pretty much in the same manner as the original recording.

All in all, a nice effort that had to wait 30 years to break from the shackles of Virgin to see the light. We, outside, great it with kindness, although our fondness will always remain with its ruder, sharper-edged, older brother.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Kotro (BETA) | Report this review (#127857) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, July 08, 2007

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Let's do some recap work, will you ?

1973 : the original "Tubular Bells" is released.

1975 : the Orchestral version saw the light.

1976 : both parts appear on "Exposed", Mike's only live album (which was released on DVD in 2005)

1976 : a great compilation work which features his first three albums, in a different version

1992 : Tubular Bells II

1998 : Tubular Bells III

1999 : The Millenium Bell

2001 : The Best Of Tubular Bells (edits from different versions)

2003 : The Complete Tubular Bells

2003 : Tubular Bells 2003

Ten albums dedicated to this great song! Maybe a bit too much, I'm afraid. Just imagine the credibility of such approach. But, still : it works!

This is my preferred version (on par with the original one). Simply because it is the closer one. Almost a clone finally; but recorded with new techniques and coming out of Mike's mind, in search of getting closer to perfection.

This album is meant for Oldfield fans of course, but new (or younger) ones might be appealed by this 2003 Bells. I certainly enjoyed it very much. Probably not as much as his debut one (the surprise effect is somehow gone, would you believe?) but I can't rate it with less than four stars (as the original one actually).

An interesting and pleasant way to re-discover this great album.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#163769) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Review by Neu!mann
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars There must have been a good reason for Mike Oldfield to re-visit his career-making 1973 hit after thirty years, only to record a note-perfect copy of the original album. It's still the same, compelling, self- indulgent exercise in studio one-man bandmanship, still opening with that instantly familiar theme famously used in the film "The Exorcist" (director William Friedkin later claimed he'd have used the music of TANGERINE DREAM instead, if only he had known of them at the time).

The new version likewise still employs the same grade-school music primer in the now oddly named "Finale" (on vinyl it closed the first side of the LP; now it's in the middle of a single CD suite). Here the repeating motif is played more for comic relief, with each additional instrument (all of them presumably played by Oldfield himself) named by ex-Monty Python John Cleese, acting as 'master of ceremonies'. And the album still concludes with an unexpected but lively rendition of the "Sailor's Hornpipe": thus completing a strange musical journey from the rotating head of Linda Blair to the bulging biceps of Popeye the Sailor.

The remake of course sounds far superior to the original, with smoother transitions, stronger performances (after 30 years of practice, let's hope so), and a much cleaner production. But any flaws in the first edition, technical or otherwise, were strictly in the mind of the composer. Please note how Oldfield didn't alter the form or content of the music itself by so much as a single note.

I enjoyed the unique experience of hearing both the 1973 and 2003 versions (and both for the first time) together in one sitting. Never mind, by the way, how I could have missed it back in the '70s: maybe the saturation airplay of the opening "Exorcist" theme on every AM radio in the known universe turned me off at the time. Listening to the two albums back to back was certainly instructive, providing a not unpleasant sensation of déjà vu. If the original was a textbook product of its era, then the re- make is a weird time-capsule hybrid: a glossy new 5.1 surround-sound product of the same earlier age.

Think of it like the chassis of a classic sports car with a supercharged digital engine under the hood. It may offer a smoother, more fuel-efficient ride, but you won't arrive at your destination any quicker.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Neu!mann (BETA) | Report this review (#203928) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, February 21, 2009

Latest members reviews

4 stars Tubular Bells - how it was supposed to be Mike Oldfield was never happy with the mistakes and production quality of Tubular Bells due to having a very limited amount of time to make it and the pressure he was under. So on its 30th anniversary he decided to remake it; extremely faithful and accura ... (read more)

Report this review (#505578) | Posted by Quirky Turkey | Friday, August 19, 2011 | Review Permanlink

2 stars From the very start, Mike has never been satisfied with Tubular Bells. From the first knock off, the orchestral version, he was trying to fix what he thought was absolutely messy, broken, and sloppy. True, most will agree with me when I say that the original Oldfield album was a very hurried out t ... (read more)

Report this review (#133959) | Posted by Shakespeare | Monday, August 20, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Tubular Bells 2003 is a re-recording of 1973's Tubular Bells, released just after the binding 30 year contract had ended. Oldfield started this project in effort to make a polished version of the original,losing all of the out of tune instruments, buzzing guitar, and generally greatly improving t ... (read more)

Report this review (#101545) | Posted by OGTL | Monday, December 04, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars 5 and no doubt. Original Tubular Bells is an undoubtful masterpiece. At least for me and those millions fans across the world. And this is a classic Tubular Bells from good old '73 re-recorded with modern technologies and thirty years of experience. The problem is it's hard to listen even ... (read more)

Report this review (#78285) | Posted by Zavgorodny | Monday, May 15, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I had conflicting thoughts before this re-recording of the original TB came out. It was exciting because Mike had at his disposal so much more technology that he had in 1970- 73. He'd said that the original TB wasn't perfect (out of tune guitars et al) and was rushed. Now he could apply 21st ... (read more)

Report this review (#36760) | Posted by notrickwakeman | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars i think that its very well done. the sound is clear, and takes you away on a musicial journey. while i think that its more relaxing than the original, it lacks a certain eerieness that the original album had. i don't believe that it would work for the exorcist ... (read more)

Report this review (#28518) | Posted by | Friday, March 04, 2005 | Review Permanlink

2 stars In theory a good idea. Why not bring the production quality up to scratch. In practice, it does not work. Part of the attraction of the original was its almost amateurish and niaeve feel. As has been pointed out this version lacks the soul and spirir of the original, and altrhough it is good t ... (read more)

Report this review (#28515) | Posted by | Sunday, November 21, 2004 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of MIKE OLDFIELD "Tubular Bells 2003"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.58 seconds