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2.15 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Tubular Bells Part One (Original edit) 4:42
2. Tubular Bells Part One (Orchestral edit) 3:14
3. Tubular Bells Part One (Original edit) 3:47
4. Tubular Bells Part One (Exposed edit) 3:20
5. Tubular Bells Part One (Original edit) 8:29
6. Tubular Bells Part Two "The Caveman Song" (Original Edit) 4:46
7. Tubular Bells Part Two (Exposed edit) 4:15
8. Sentinel (Tubular Bells II) 8:07
9. The Bell (Tubular Bells II) 6:59
10. Far Above The Clouds (Tubular Bells III) 5:28
11. The Millennium Bell (The Millennium Bell) 7:32
12. Tubular Bells Part Two "Sailors Hornpipe" (Original Edit) 1:34

Total Time: 62:10

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Notes: "The Best of Tubular Bells" was compiled by Simon Heyworth, using material from "Tubular Bells" (which he co-produced), "The Orchestral Tubular Bells", "Exposed", "Tubular Bells II", "Tubular Bells III" and "The Millennium Bell".

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(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
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1 stars 1.5 Stars ANOTHER worthless compilation. It's a Tubular Bells retrospective, taking sections of each album and molding them together on one disc. I fail to see the purpose of this release. On one hand, it might be geared toward newcomers, which would listen to this, and like the review abov ... (read more)

Report this review (#101547) | Posted by OGTL | Monday, December 4, 2006 | Review Permanlink

2 stars 2.4 This is my introduction to the world of Oldfield, and I am not impressed. It probably wasn't the best place to start, but I thought it would give a good overview of his material. What are tracks ten and eleven about!? This is nothing but electronic pop music. The orchestral edit is slig ... (read more)

Report this review (#75949) | Posted by ProgHappy | Sunday, April 23, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars As a big Mike Oldfield fan I see this album as an interesting idea to celebrate the 'Tubular Bells' phenomenon. It joins together what Mike judged to be the 'best bits' from TB 1, 2 & 3 and MB into one unit. (One nagging question - was it really necessary - perhaps a TB promo to far?) I don ... (read more)

Report this review (#36758) | Posted by notrickwakeman | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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