50 years since Mike Oldfield began writing Tubular Bells: the pioneering album that changed the sound of music

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 05:03:52 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"English composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield began writing Tubular
Bells 50 years ago, at the age of 17. The record, released two years later, was
the first on Richard Branson’s newly established Virgin label and remains
Oldfield’s highest selling and best known album to date.

An instrumental work, Tubular Bells is 49 minutes and 16 seconds long presented
in two parts, each taking up one side of the original vinyl release.

The album was pioneering in many ways, from its use of bells to electric
guitars recorded at half speed, and has been credited as an early example of
new age music."

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