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RMB: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part 1 (Live)
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High quality remastered live studio performance of Tubular Bells Part 1 for BBC TV '2nd House', filmed on 30 November 1973, originally broadcast on BBC2 on 1 December, with a cast including Oldfield, his brother Terry (flute), Fred Frith (and other members of Henry Cow), Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen, Tom Newman, Mike Ratledge, Mick Taylor, Karl Jenkins and others. It includes a new part for oboe.

Video remastered in to HD.
Audio remastered and restored with some subtle stereo widening.
All remastering done by Peter Nicholls.

Tubular Bells Live Performance on BBC TV "BBC TV 2nd House Performance": live-in-the-studio performance for the BBC, filmed on 30 November 1973, originally broadcast on BBC2 on 1 December, with a cast including Oldfield, his brother Terry (flute), Fred Frith (and other members of Henry Cow), Steve Hillage, Pierre Moerlen, Tom Newman, Mike Ratledge, Mick Taylor, Karl Jenkins and others. It includes a new part for oboe. This has been released on the Elements DVD and is on the 2009 reissue of Tubular Bells.


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I still get goosebumps listening to it - he was only 20 years old, bless his heart. No wonder he couldn't deal with the pressure that came with fame. Media were, as usual total bastards unsympathetic to this quiet, talented young man. As indeed they are to any great artist that doesn't fit with their idea of superstar. I watched the BBC documentary on his reflections from 2014, now in his sixties. He's alright in my book and I will always listen to his work with delightful relish.

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