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Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Performer: Mike Oldfield
Album: Tubular Bells
Country: US
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient, Modern Classical
Size MP3: 1119 mb.
Size FLAC: 1313 mb.
Size WMA: 1208 mb.
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 894
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A Tubular Bells (Part 1)
Chorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldChorus [Nasal] – Nasal ChoirDouble Bass [String Basses] – Lindsay Cooper Flute [Flutes] – Jon FieldGrand Piano, Glockenspiel, Organ [Farfisa], Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Speed], Organ [Taped Motor Drive Amplifier Organ Chord], Guitar [Mandolin-like, Fuzz], Percussion [Assorted], Acoustic Guitar, Flageolet, Piano [Honky Tonk], Organ [Lowrey], Bells [Tubular] – Mike OldfieldMC [Master Of Ceremonies] – Vivian Stanshall
B Tubular Bells (Part 2)
Chorus [Bootleg] – Manor ChoirChorus [Girlie] – Mundy Ellis, Sally OldfieldDrums – Steve BroughtonElectric Guitar [Electric Guitars], Organ [Farfisa], Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Guitars], Piano, Electric Guitar [Speed Elec. Guitars], Organ [Lowrey], Timpani [Concert Tympani], Guitar [Guitars Sounding Like Bagpipes], Voice [Piltdown Man], Organ [Hammond], Guitar [Spanish], Chorus [Moribund], Conductor [Bootleg Chorus] – Mike Oldfield

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn OHG
  • Pressed By – Sonopress


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


Recorded at: The Manor / Autumn 1972 Spring 1973
℗ 1973
Im Ariola-Vertrieb
Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn OHG, Gütersloh

Alle Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten - Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung! Virgin Records
(On labels, only in German !)

Similar German/GEMA Versions with same sleeve back and their label differences - other than noted catalog # on label is "87 541 XOT" & "S 87 541 A"/"...B":
Release 2930130 - Full coloured/illustrated Virgin "Dean" (Twins) label design, probably 1974/1975
Release 1596673 - Red-White Virgin with "Twins" Logo
Release 3729610 - Green-White Virgin with "Twins" Logo, Artist/Title on label aligned closer to centerhole than next .
Release 8433435 - Green-White Virgin with "Twins" Logo, Artist/Title on label aligned closer to bottom than above .

All the following have plain green (A-side)/ red (B-Side) Virgin labels and a Label Code on sleeve back & label (so after ~1976):
Release 2772118 - Rim Text in German, no "Twins" logo
Release 2772123 - Rim Text German/English, tiny "Twins" logo mid-bottom
Release 3498421 - Rim Text in German, tiny "Twins" logo mid-bottom [CURRENTLY VIEWED VERSION]
Release 8688223 - Rim Text German/English, no "Twins" logo - but EU release with GEMA/STEMRA/BIEM & "87 541 ET"

Finally, there is release 626181 has unknown label design (no scans), said to has Category "87 541 ET" on labels, but GEMA only and no Label Codes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout-Groove Side A): 87541 A-3/80S Made In Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout-Groove Side B): 87541 B-4/78S III Made In Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B ): 87541 B-5/82 S II

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