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Performer: Mike Oldfield
Title: Tubular Bells
Country: UK
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental, Symphonic Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.1 ✦
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Tubular Bells is the debut album by English musician and composer Mike Oldfield, released on Virgin Records on 25 May 1973. It comprises two mostly instrumental compositions of over twenty minutes each. Oldfield recorded it when he was 19 and played most of the instruments. Although sales were initially slow, Tubular Bells gained global attention when it was used on the soundtrack to the horror film The Exorcist (1973).

Tubular Bells II is the 15th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1992. The album – the first for his new record label, Warner Bros. following an acrimonious departure from Virgin after twenty years – was a sequel to Oldfield's 1973 Tubular Bells. Another sequel, Tubular Bells III, followed in 1998. The album charted at number 1 in the UK as did its precursor. It is Oldfield's third number one album (after Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge) and, as of 2018, his last number one album to date.

Artist: Mike Oldfield Album: Tubular Bells Label: Universal.

2016 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Remastered 2015. The Best Of Mike Oldfield: 1992-2003. The Studio Albums: 1992-2003. Five Miles Out. Mike Oldfield. The Classical Album 2013.

The 2009 Stereo Mixes By Mike Oldfield. A. Tubular Bells (Part One). B. Tubular Bells (Part Two). The Original 1973 Stereo Album Mix. C. D. Addon April 4th 2017: I just recorded my copy of Tubular Bells in 88/24 resolution. I can confirm that the labels are indeed switched. 2009 Mix has the labels of 1973 version and vice versa.

Tubular Bells is a record album, written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973. The late Vivian Stanshall provided the voice of the "Master of Ceremonies" who reads off the list of instruments at the end of the first movement. The piece was later orchestrated by David Bedford for The Orchestral Tubular Bells version and it had two sequels in the 1990s, Tubular Bells II and Tubular Bells III. Significance. Oldfield approached (and was rejected by) many other established record labels.

Tubular Bells is the debut studio album by English musician Mike Oldfield. Target key: A Minor, C Major. Category: A. Release date: 25 May 1973.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells
Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirFlute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Speed Guitar, Mandolin-like Guitar, Fuzz Guitars], Acoustic Guitar, Percussion [Assorted], Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tape [Taped Motor Drive Amplifier Organ Chord], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells
Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Guitars Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish Guitar], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund Chorus] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Virgin
  • Distributed By – Arabella Eurodisc
  • Printed By – Polygram Industries Messageries
  • Lacquer Cut At – C.I.D.I.S. Louviers
  • Pressed By – CIDIS, Antony

Credits

  • Producer – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

Previously distributed by Polydor as Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

This black label release uses same old sleeve, but previous distribution infos (on back sleeve) is updated with gold stikers:
'distribution Eurodisc/Arabella' and 'AE320' distribution code.

Obsolete infos remains, printed on labels, crediting the previous distributor.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, A side): VIRG 2933 722 1 380 CIDIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, B side): VIG 2933 722 2DU1 380 CIDIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on label, A side): 2933 722 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on label, B side): 2933 722 2
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Price Code: AE230

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells
B Tubular Bells
Arranged By [Sailor's Hornpipe] – Mike OldfieldWritten-By [Sailor's Hornpipe] – Traditional

Credits

  • Composed By – Mike Oldfield

Notes

P.1983 Virgin
Published by Virgin Music Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells (Part One)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel [Glokenspiel], Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronics [Taped Motor Drive Amplified Organ Chord], Guitar [Speed, Fuzz, Mandolin-like], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells (Part Two)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Polydor S.A.

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
  • Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

Virgin Green label / Twins in cicle

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells {Part One}
Double Bass – Lindsay Cooper Flute – Jon FieldGrand Piano [Steinway Grand Piano], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Vivian Stanshall
25:58
2 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells {Part Two}
Bass Guitar – Mike OldfieldDrums [The "Caveman" Section] – Steve BroughtonVocals [Vocal Overdub] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield
23:20
3 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield's Single 3:53
4 Mike Oldfield With Viv Stanshall* Sailor's Hornpipe (Original Version With Viv Stanshall)
Arranged By, Musician – Mike OldfieldMC [Speaking A Commentary] – Viv*Musician – Tom Newman Written-By – Traditional
2:48

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mercury Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mercury Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Mike Oldfield
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mercury Records
  • Copyright (c) – Mercury Records
  • Mastered At – The Audio Archiving Company
  • Designed At – Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium
  • Made By – EDC, Germany – 52322605
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Published By – Universal Music

Credits

  • Artwork [Artwork Package], Design – Phil Smee
  • Artwork [Original Album Artwork] – Trevor Key
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer], Mixed By – Tom Newman
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer], Photography By [Photographs On Pages 7, 9, 10 And 12 By], Mixed By – Simon Heyworth
  • Liner Notes, Research [Master Tape Research], Other [Artist Liaison] – Mark Powell
  • Management [Tubular Bells 2009 Project Director] – Adam Barker , Daryl Easlea
  • Management [Tubular Bells 2009 Project Director], Engineer [Stereo Remixes Of "Tubular Bells" Engineered By], Producer [Stereo Remixes Of "Tubular Bells" Produced By], Mixed By – Mike Oldfield
  • Other [Numbers] – Emma Sutcliffe
  • Product Manager – Joe Black
  • Remastered By [24-bit Digital Remastering] – Paschal Byrne
  • Transferred By [Analogue To Digital Transfers By] – Ben Wiseman, Craig Thompson
  • Written-By – Mike Oldfield (tracks: 1 to 3)

Notes

Subtitle: "The 2009 stereo mixes by Mike Oldfield"

Musical (and some technical) credits are taken from liner notes - there is no separate list of musical credits.

First LP Release: May 25, 1973

Booklet:
24-bit digital remastering at the Audio Archiving Company, London
Analogue to digital transfers at the Audio Archiving Company, London
Artwork package and design at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium
℗ & © 2009 Mercury Records Limited under exclusive licence from Mike Oldfield

Tray insert:
The 2009 stereo mixes by Mike Oldfield
℗ & © 2009 Mercury Records Limited under exclusive licence from Mike Oldfield

Label:
Made in the EU
℗ & © 2009 Mercury Records A Division of Universal Music Group

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602527035055
  • Barcode (Printed): 0 602527 035055
  • Rights Society: BIEM | SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 0942
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 01 + 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 1): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC F
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0137
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Universal logo] 06025 270 350-5 02 * 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 2): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LV26
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 02 * 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 3): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC AA
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0133
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 01 + 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 4): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0124
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 01 + 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 5): none
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI LV27
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0140
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 02 * 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 6): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC Q
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0116
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 02 * 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 7): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC Z
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0133
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): [Universal logo x4] 06025 270 350-5 02 * 52322605
  • Matrix / Runout (CD mould text variant 8): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC M
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0158

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells (Part One)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel [Glokenspiel], Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronics [Taped Motor Drive Amplified Organ Chord], Guitar [Speed, Fuzz, Mandolin-like], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells (Part Two)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
  • Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

UK reissue, probably from the 80's. Green/Red Virgin labels.

Recorded at: The Manor/Autumn 1972 Spring 1973.
"In Glorious Stereophonic Sound.
Can also be played on mono-equipment at a pinch."

"This stereo record cannot be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it to the nearest police station."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side): V 2001 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side): V 2001 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Tubular Bells (Side 1)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel [Glokenspiel], Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronics [Taped Motor Drive Amplified Organ Chord], Guitar [Speed, Fuzz, Mandolin-like], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Tubular Bells – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
25:00
B Tubular Bells (Side 2)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldConductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa, Lowrey, Hammond], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Sounding Like Bagpipes, Spanish], Vocals [Piltdown Man], Chorus [Moribund] – Mike Oldfield
23:50

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – Island
  • Published By – Virgin Music Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Records

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
  • Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman

Notes

Original UK release, black and white labels.

Recorded at: The Manor/Autumn 1972 Spring 1973.
"In Glorious Stereophonic Sound.
Can also be played on mono-equipment at a pinch."

"This stereo record cannot be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it to the nearest police station."

At the time the recording was made at The Manor studio, some of the recording equipment wasn't properly shielded, so the carrier wave (or Morse code) transmission from GBR (the nearby Rugby transmitter) was recorded on the master tape - possibly without the audio engineer's knowledge! This is quite low in frequency & quite inaudible unless you have suitable Hi-Fi equipment.

℗ 1973 Virgin Records.
Distributed by Island and E.M.I.
Address: 130 Notting Hill Gate, London, W.11

Fully laminated sleeve.

Printed & made by the E. J. Day Group, London & Bedfrord

Tracks are listed as SIDE 1 and SIDE 2 on the cover, followed by the relevant instruments and guest musician lists. On this version the tracks are simply credited as Tubular Bells Side One and Tubular Bells Side Two on the labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): V 2001 A-2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): V 2001 B-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (Early pressing): V 2001 B-2U

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2001 UK 1973
87.541-I , 87541-I Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 87.541-I , 87541-I Spain 1989
TC V2001 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin TC V2001 UK Unknown
50999 2065252 4 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Gala Records 50999 2065252 4 Russia Unknown
87 541 XOT Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 87 541 XOT Austria Unknown