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 - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Apr-2021 10:50)on April 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells (1989 UK issue of the classic 1973 vinyl LP on the grey Virgin labels, glossy barcoded picture sleeve with yellow titles. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played! V2001)
- Mike Oldfield - Crises - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.32, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 26-Feb-2021 13:33)on April 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Crises (1983 UK 6-track vinyl LP, the sixth album from the musical icon, including the hit Moonlight Shadow. The glossy picture sleeve shows some minor signs of edge wear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition V2262)
- Mike Oldfield - The Complete Mike Oldfield - German - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jan-2021 09:09)on April 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD The Complete Mike Oldfield (1985 German Virgin issue 25-track compilation double vinyl LP including four previously unreleased live recordings, glossy full colour gatefold picture sleeve with detailed liner notes [in German] printed inside. The sleeve does have some notable discolouration near the spine edge, otherwise the sleeve is excellent and the vinyl shows only light signs of play)
- Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jan-2021 12:06)on April 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Earth Moving (1989 UK 8-track vinyl LP, the twelfth studio release from Oldfield & one of the final releases on the Virgin label. This album is notable for its more conventional pop structure & absence of any lengthy instrumental pieces, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has minimal wear whilst the vinyl appears barely played V2610)
- Mike Oldfield - Blue Peter - 1st - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 14-Jan-2021 10:33)on April 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm
MIKE OLDFIELD Blue Peter (1979 UK first pressing green & red label vinyl 7" single, the ending of the title track has a fairly sudden ending whilst on the later issues the ending is more radio friendly, also including Woodhenge, silver 'tall ship' Blue Peter Badge card picture sleeve. The sleeve has little wear with a couple of staple holes, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with the odd light sign of play VS317)
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