Sunday, 24 May 2009

Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells

England, 1973.

Tubular Bells is Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album from 1973, becoming one of the greatest references in progressive rock. It is considered to be the first rock album to incorporate elements of classical composition, particularly the use of repetition with subtle variations in the minimalist style as pioneered by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and LaMonte Young, although these influences were filtered through rock sensibilities.

"There is nothing wrong with repetition so long as it is something worth repeating.”


1. Tubular Bells, Part 1
2. Tubular Bells, Part 2


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