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Tubular Bells 2003

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by rhoamish, May 20, 2003.

  1. rhoamish

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    Anyone hear the Mike Oldfield interview on Johnnie Walker's show last night? (I'm 31 I'll have you know! the radio dial in my car, it's, errr, stuck, or something...)

    They played some of the Tubular Bells 2003 (basically a rerecording, he's played all the instruments again, and used a modern mixing desk. The original tape had over a 1000 overdubs, apparently!). It sounded fantastic, and he's done a specific 5.1 DVD which is free with the album. It's so much clearer and punchy, I was seriously impressed.

    If you like a bit of prog, you've got to hear this. Bizarrely, John Cleese has done the talkie bits, as Viv Stanshall is no longer with us. (In fact, he's no longer with anyone!)
     
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    Had this on pre-order for a bit. Went for the one with the free DVD as it will be my first venture into multi-channel. Let's see what I think of it.
     
  3. rhoamish

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    Where did you order it from? Did you find a bargain anywhere?

    I've had a bit of a toy with multichannel, but in my view the manufacturers aren't really making it easy for us. I prefer buying music DVDs, as you get something pretty to look at (unless it's Mike Oldfield).
     
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    Got it from www.cd-wow.com.hk and it came to about £9. You do get something to look at on the DVD I think...
     
  5. rhoamish

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    I'm pretty sure you get something to look at on the DVD, but if it's Mike Oldfield, it ain't pretty!:D

    Thanks for the link!
     
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    This is true :laugh:
     
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    Related, but only just:

    On TBII who does the talky bit? I'm pretty sure it's Alan Rickman, but a mate doesn't agree. Have another listen and see what you think!
     
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    Hi Minimad.

    You win, it most certainly is Alan Rickman. "a strolling player"

    Karma
     
  9. t-force

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    But when it was premiered at Edinburgh Castle, it was John Gordon Sinclair (who also tried to lip synch to the beast's voice in Altered State!!!).
     
  10. VMAX

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    Amazon are listing a 3 disc + bonus dvd boxed set of TB 2003 @ £21.99. Anybody have any info on this?
    VMax
     
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    Just looked at CD-Wow's site - saw TBIII - never knew it was out.

    So what's the verdict guys :confused:

    Ordering anyway (a big MO fan, for my sins :D ), so will report when I receive it.

    :smoke:
     
  12. keiths

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    Hi,

    TBIII has been out for 5 years! I like it - same sort of 'themes' as TBI and II, but with a more modern feel.

    Recieved TB2003 today from CD-Wow. I really like the re-recording - it stays very true to the original in terms of both the tunes and the instrumentation, but without the technical limitations (tape hiss, distortion etc) of the original. Well worth getting if you're a fan.

    However... the dvd is not so good. You get a video with a remix of the 'Introduction' that tries to make it sound more like TBIII, but fails miserably in my opinion. In fact it is dreadful. The video itself is OK - arty shots of sand dunes, ocean waves, time-lapse sequences of plants growing etc. OK but not spectacular or in any way original. Then you get 5.1 mixes of the first three tracks of the CD. I found them disappointing and add nothing to the 2 channel mixes (don't like the way the bass-line just wanders around aimlessly - a very corny effect in my opinion, also some of the effects seem to overwhelm the melody to the extent that it seems out of time).

    So a great Stereo CD, but a very poor DVD.

    Oh, and the CD is copy protected.
     
  13. keiths

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    Hi,

    I believe the 3 cds are TB2003, TBII and TBIII. The bonus DVD is the same as the TB2003 bonus disc.
     
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    I know. Have it. Was referring to the "new" release with all it's bells & whistles, with which you're not too impressed :)

    Will get it anyway.
     
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    I was hoping for a full 5.1 channel mix of TB2003, either on DVD-A or SACD. I thought the DVD mixes were reasonable, but I've heard better. I wondered about the wandering bass as well!
     
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    Thanks Keiths. Have to decide if TB11 & TB111 are worth an extra £9. Will think about it next week whilst on holiday.
    VMax
     
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    They're worth the extra £9 if you haven't already got them.
     
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    I'm a fairly new Mike Oldfield nut, bought the 2003 version with the DVD from CD WOW, You know they sent them from China airmail £10.99, got mine on Wednesday ordered it on the Sunday.
    Amazon and HMV online have his entire back cat available to order.

    Have any of ewe guy's listened to sallyangie? Mike and sallys' only duo album from way back, some of it with sallys' vocals is like fingernails scratching a blackboard.
    Terry Oldfield is a chilled out Member of the clan, worth checking out.
    rich tee.
     
  19. Branxx

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    I received this CD today and tried adding to my Audio PC.

    It rip as any other disk, although it says Copy Protected and special reduced quality track will play on PCs.

    I haven't noticed anything unusual.

    Has any of you tried ripping this disk and were there problems?
     

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