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Mike Oldfield - The Orchestral Tubular Bells CD (album) cover


Mike Oldfield


Crossover Prog

2.54 | 198 ratings

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1 stars A record label gone mad in hunt for some xtra dosh.

I am not the biggest admirer of the record label boss Sir Richard Branson. A man who by sheer luck stumbled across Mike Oldfield and his Tubular Bells project. To everyone surprise and with great help from a video BBC made (one of the best videos ever), this album went viral multi-million selling. So various schemes as made to milk this market. Supposed copy cat bands like Clearlight was signed (see my interview) and a symphony orchestra was let loose on Tubular Bells.

The end result is as potent as a castration. That is what this album is. A castrated version of Tubular Bells with no bells and not any worthnoty music. Nobody can replicate Tubular Bells, except from Mike Oldfield himself. The reason is that Tubular Bells is a one off and a mystery to any musician.

This album is muzak without any balls, bells and value. It is music for the tone deaf and for those who does not give a toss about Tubular Bells. It is a horrible album. It is like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IX distilled into music. It is worthless.

1 star

toroddfuglesteg | 1/5 |


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