Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

 (Japanese Import)


Label:

Mercury

Genre:

Instrumentals

Product No.:
CMEJ 9629 SA
EAN: 4988005857811
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

SHM Single Layer SACDs


Note: OBI Strip may or may not be included and packaging may change as stock from manufacturer varies.


Please note: These SHM-SACD reissues are packaged in plastic jewel cases, not cardboard mini-LP jackets.

Reissue featuring the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution.

In 1973, England's multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield released Tubular Bells, a two part instrumental piece which introduced themes and developed them in a classical style. Oldfield played most of the instruments himself, multi-tracking them, which was something of a rarity at the time. He convinced Richard Branson to make Tubular Bells, not regarded as traditional pop fare, the debut album of Branson's new record label Virgin Records. The album was a huge commercial success, establishing Mike Oldfield and securing the future for Virgin Records. The album spent 279 weeks on the charts and is amongst the best selling albums in the UK.

The music was later used in the 1974 film The Exorcist for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition. The follow up Hergest Ridge went to No.1 in the UK, but was dislodged from the top spot by a re-emergent Tubular Bells.

 



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