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Mike Oldfield — a) Secrets b) Far Above The Clouds
Album: Tubular Bells III
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Released: 1998
Length: 7:58
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 DD gypsyman wrote:
Lived and died by bells. Disease. Or palsy. Whatever. Not enough horror movies maybe.

 
Snide trash.  Palsy?  On what scale of sensitivity is that? How about sucko barfo? 
Oldfield made some remarkable music in the '80s and '90s.  Try Taurus, Celt, Discovery and other collections.  And the terrific music for the Academy award nominated-and-winning movie The Killing Fields. 
 agkagk wrote:
I have mixed feelings. I like Mike, but if we give him airtime, why don't we give some to Yanni? Same genre to me. And I don't think I want hear Yanni here.
 
This has little or nothing in common with Yanni, whose style is not up to or near Oldfield's synthesis of genres. Oldfield's pieces often cross hybrid into a solid genre all its own, and have been exceptional. I'm not overly familiar with Yanni, beyond a few sound bites or portions of some PBS tv concerts; tell me I'm wrong, but I think he may seldom go past a credible melding of romantic electronica, sort of like that noodler Kenny G did with his "jazz." For instance, just because we hear Coltrane and Miles here does not mean Kenny G has anything in common with them. 
Lived and died by bells. Disease. Or palsy. Whatever. Not enough horror movies maybe.

I have mixed feelings. I like Mike, but if we give him airtime, why don't we give some to Yanni? Same genre to me. And I don't think I want hear Yanni here.
 kingart wrote:
I've had to downgrade this. Oldfields '80s and '90s offerings were a cut above. Celt, Discovery, Five Miles Out, Taurus II and others were wondrous things. This is not that. Still, I like Mike. 
 
Ditto.
I've had to downgrade this. Oldfields '80s and '90s offerings were a cut above. Celt, Discovery, Five Miles Out, Taurus II and others were wondrous things. This is not that. Still, I like Mike. 
*shivers*  Awesome!

Would love to see Talvin Singh and Mike do a show together.

Just Great !
Awful!

I am loving it.


This shi'te is straight up offensive!!{#Evil}
is this song over yet!
Halloween *is* on its way......{#Twisted}
" ¡¡¡ {#Puke}Mira...lo que que ha hecho.... {#Fire} la GUARRA de tu hija {#Evil} !!! " 

I am an Oldfield fan, but it's clearly not among his best.
 garycha wrote:
Dull and noodly.  Original TB was ground-breaking.  MO is a bit mad and reclusive these days with little interest in music (he hates it)' according to recent Q Magazine interview.  Retired like David Bowie?  If that is case, good on him, better than becoming a pantomine dame like Elton John and Mick Jagger.
 
{#Roflol} Yep, quit while you're ahead, rather than becoming a parody of yourself.

A true classic, in an awesome re-mix!  {#Arrowu} {#Arrowu} {#Arrowu} {#Arrowu} {#Arrowu}
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Nice but Ommadawn is my favorite from Mike.
 
I agree Ommadawn is very deep and beautiful. But there are many good Mike Oldfield Albums imo. Early good stuff beside Tubular Bells is "Hergest Ridge", "Five Miles Out" and "Crises (best 80ies synthesizer part ever) , the later album "Songs of Distant Earth" is also a milestone. Not to forget the vocalist songs with the singer "Maggie Reilly".

Images of the Blue Man Group running through my head...
I feel like I should be shopping in a Sharper Image ... if those are even still around...
Dull.....
               {#Sleep}     {#Sleep}      {#Sleep}      {#Sleep}     {#Sleep}    
...so which is your favorite: tubular bells, orchestral tubular bells, tubular bells live I, tubular bells live II, tubular bells II, tubular X, tubular bells III, the millenium bell, or tubular bells 2003?..

...i tease - this is actually kind of nifty, i think...


THE BELLS!!  I CAN'T TAKE THE TUBULAR BELLS!!

hunchback
Dull and noodly.  Original TB was ground-breaking.  MO is a bit mad and reclusive these days with little interest in music (he hates it)' according to recent Q Magazine interview.  Retired like David Bowie?  If that is case, good on him, better than becoming a pantomine dame like Elton John and Mick Jagger.
Nice but Ommadawn is my favorite from Mike.
Sounds like some really freaky Christmas song.

Hmmm. . . is it a 3, or is it a 6; is it a 3, or is it a 6; is it a 3, or is it a 6. . . ? 

{#Stupid}

I'm feeling good today, 6

You can always identify Mike's unique guitar sound
Not the best version of the Tubular Bells album, but good to hear it anyway.
 ufamsm wrote:
Is it just me, or is this song repeating "Oh, oh, oh my d*ck hurts" over and over again?
 
{#Biggrin} First time I read that, I thought you were referring to your duck :o). Nice remix this, bringing TB up to date.

Agghhhh.... sorry just to get repetitive electronica... computer generated stuff.
 ufamsm wrote:
Is it just me, or is this song repeating "Oh, oh, oh my d*ck hurts" over and over again?
 
It's just you.

Droning on and on and on ... {#Sleep}
Is it just me, or is this song repeating "Oh, oh, oh my d*ck hurts" over and over again?
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Suck!
 
no thanks

This guy is a one trick pony - all his songs are the same with just minor tweaks and variations..
  me too {#Eyes} but i like what i am hearing...

 
RedGuitar wrote:
That's what I thought when it started!
 



SweTex wrote:Who the hell is Richard Branson? {#Think}
 
One of the richest men in Great Britain


 SweTex wrote:
Who the hell is Richard Branson? {#Think}
  The founder of Virgin Airlines, Virgin Music, Virgin . . .
what's the lyrics ? what's the child saying ? BOBA DICTA ?


 nigelr wrote:


Interesting comment, please expand........ I'm a MO fan but this is old ground.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson

Tubular Bells was Virgin's first release and sent Richard's bank account into the stratosphere.  It allowed him to fund the startup of all his other companies.  He tells the story in his bio book, it's quite fascinating.

Who the hell is Richard Branson? {#Think}
 Mandible wrote:
sounds like the theme from Exorcist! {#Fire}
  That's what I thought when it started!


 Mandible wrote:
sounds like the theme from Exorcist! {#Fire}
 
It is not only the same composer, but it is a reworked version of the same music.  Tubular Bells was the first album by English musician Mike Oldfield and the opening theme was used in The Exorcist.

S{#Motor}WEE{#Motor}T
Suck!
 nigelr wrote:


Interesting comment, please expand........

 
Original cut on vinyl with Virgin Records perhaps?

 snowcat wrote:
The man who started Richard Branson's fortune.
 

Interesting comment, please expand........ I'm a MO fan but this is old ground.


 Mandible wrote:
I'd love to see this performed LIVE!
 
...was just thinking the same thing...

I'd love to see this performed LIVE!
 Mandible wrote:
sounds like the theme from Exorcist! {#Fire}
 
It's the same composer; I guess he wanted to work on it some more.

...very nice to hear this...
sounds like the theme from Exorcist! {#Fire}
I like Mike Oldfield just fine. He was one of my early influences into different types of music. But I must say, rarely someone has milked a single song as much as Mike has milked TB - or made quite so many variations of the same thing.
He has othet stuff, and I know he can play different music, so enough already with Tubular Bells!
I like Mike Oldfield but cannot stand this.
Not sure but I do not think that the world is a better place with this rendering.

Nevertheless, MO also has to pay his mortgage, so who can blame him....
I like it, but I'm an unabashed Mike Oldfield fan...
hmmmm.....not doin' much for me today....
The man who started Richard Branson's fortune.
 Loreweaver wrote:
I liked it alot, better than trance in my opinion, deeper me thinks
 
So you like trance!! And as I see by the rate (today the RP avrg=7) RP listeners do too. This is a surprise to me!!!! 

I liked it alot, better than trance in my opinion, deeper me thinks
Tubular bells = trance !!!??!!?{#Stupid}
May we all take our bag of secrets to the clouds and beyond...