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Mike Oldfield ‎– Tubular Bells
Virgin ‎– V2001
Vinyl, LP, Album
Folk Rock, Modern Classical, Prog Rock, Classic Rock
A    Tubular Bells (Part One)
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield
Chorus [Nasal Chorus] – Nasal Choir
Double Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper (2)
Flute [Flutes] – Jon Field
Grand 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 Oldfield
MC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Viv Stanshall*
B    Tubular Bells (Part Two)
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Newman (2)
Chorus [Bootleg Chorus] – Manor Choir
Chorus [Girlie Chorus] – Mundy Ellis, Sally Oldfield
Conductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike Oldfield
Drums – Steve Broughton
Electric 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
Companies, etc.
Recorded At – The Manor
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records
Distributed By – EMI
Distributed By – Island
Printed By – E.J. Day Group
Design [Sleeve], Photography By – Trevor Key
Technician [Sound] – Mike Oldfield, Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman (2)
Almost identical to Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, the 2nd press of UK release with color labels. The only differences are the title "Tubular Bells" appearing in double quotes on both labels, and slightly different matrix (B6 instead of B7). The text on the backside of the sleeve differs from this similare release: Tubular Bells.

"Published by Virgin Music Ltd."
No copyright statement at the bottom of the label.

Cover info:
In Glorious Stereophonic Sound.
Can also be played on mono-equipment at a pinch.

Sound: Tom Newman, Simon Mayworth and Mike Oldfield
Sleeve Design and Photography: Trevor Kay
Recorded at: The Manor/Autumn 1972 Spring 1973
℗ Virgin Records, 130 Notting Hill, London W11

"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."

℗ 1973 Virgin Records.
Distributed by Island and E.M.I.
Address: 130 Notting Hill Gate, London, W.11
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): V 2001 A 2 M
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): V 2001-B6

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (LP, Album) (Virgin)

  • Media: Very Good Plus (VG+) 

    Sleeve: Very Good Plus (VG+)

  • Record has some very light surface wear and some quiet surface noise , sleeve has very small split bottom spine and some light stain wear

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