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The Orchestral Tubular Bells
(released July 1975)

Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells

Further information:

David Bedford's website

Jeff Gower's David Bedford page

Guide to HDCD format

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Track Listing

1: Tubular Bells Part One (26:10)
2: Tubular Bells Part Two (24:36)


Guitar: Mike Oldfield
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Bedford


The Orchestral Tubular Bells was recorded on the Manor Mobile in 1974.

This Orchestral arrangement of Tubular Bells was more David Bedford's project than Mike's. Although this album is credited to Mike Oldfield, he only plays guitar on Part Two.

David Bedford also orchestrated Hergest Ridge, and both pieces were performed many times in concert (some of which were recorded), but The Orchestral Hergest Ridge was never released (see Rare Tracks).

Versions of The Orchestral Tubular Bells

The original album (July 1975)

The CD version (1985?)

HDCD Remaster (29th May 2000)
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Chop 'Em Out studios in London, March/April 2000.

CD reissue (2003)
This version has a redesigned cover.

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