A brand new documentary about Mike Oldfield‘s seminal 1973 album Tubular Bells and the early days of Virgin Records, the label that released it, is to be released through Tigermoth Records on December 14. You can watch a trailer for From The Manor Born below.
The new film boasts over 4 hours of new interviews with some of the key people who were there shaping the evolution of the fledgling empire, the documentary is based on new interviews and archive photos.
From The Manor Born is centred around in-depth interviews with Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Philip Newell the original producers of Tubular Bells, the documentary also features the head of Virgin Records, Simon Draper and musicians such as Steve Hillage, Jon Field, Steve Broughton and Terry Oldfield. It tells the story of the people that made the album that launched the Virgin empire.
The documentary will also feature a brand new recording of Tubular Bells with over 35 musicians, many of whom played with Mike Oldfield including Rick Fenn, Phil Spalding, Alasdair Malloy, Steve Hillage, Jay Stapley, Les Penning and Jon Field. The music which is based on the original 1973 version will be released as a double CD accompanying the documentary. Tom Newman has mixed the album, alongside the accompanying album where each track has been mixed by the contributing artists.
Robert Reed, who has musically directed the album says; “Some of the music on the original album is untouchable, but this album recreates the atmosphere and vibe with some interesting little twists.”
“It was a huge but incredibly worthwhile effort to mobilise and coordinate so many musicians to re-record the iconic album and it complements the visuals in the documentary,” adds Paul Harris.
From The Manor Born will be released as a double DVD and double CD and there will be some special editions including a numbered limited edition of the double DVD, double CD in a special stickered and numbered metal box including Tom Newman’s mix notes and 6 archive photo cards. The first 100 copies are signed by Tom Newman.
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- Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - UK - picture disc LP - £30.00, $41.70, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 09:01)on June 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells (Rare 1978 UK limited edition Picture Disc LP issue of the classic one-man-band 1973 album featuring the familiar shaped metal tube in the sky design, within a die-cut sleeve has red titles. The sleeve showsminimal wear whilst the disc itself appears barely played VP2001)
- Mike Oldfield - Incantations - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £12.00, $16.68, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2021 10:37)on June 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Incantations (1978 UK double LP with picture labels, the fourth studio album from Oldfield & first to be divided into more than two movements, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve does show signs of wear whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play VDT101)
- Mike Oldfield - Exposed - Quad - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $25.02, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 10:49)on June 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Exposed (1979 UK limited edition SQ Quadrophonic double LP, fully compatible with regular stereo systems, recorded live in Europe over several nights & featuring performances of Incantations & Tubular Bells, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor shelfwear & the vinyl shows just the odd cosmetic paper scuff but displays minimal evidence of play VD2511)LIMITED TO 100,000 COPIES WORLDWIDE
- Mike Oldfield - Take 4 - White Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2021 07:36)on June 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Take 4 EP (1978 UK limited edition 4-track 12" EP pressed on WHITE VINYL, also including Portsmouth, In Dulci Jubilo, Wrekorder Wrondo & Sailors Hornpipe, picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl are in Excellent condition with some light storage wear & minor play VS23812)
- Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells II - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $104.25, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2021 12:22)on June 25, 2021 at 12:11 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells II (Rare 1992 UK 14-track LP, pressed in Germany for the UK market. The fifteenth studio album from Oldfield and the second instalment to the Tubular Bells series with the original released in 1973, glossy picture sleeve. Both sleeve and vinyl are in superb condition, showing few signs of their twenty years of age WX2002)
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