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 - Ommadawn - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 10:21)on January 31, 2023 at 11:12 am
MIKE OLDFIELD Ommadawn (Original 1975 UK beige 'two virgins' label LP, the third album from the instrumental genius, including In Dulci Jubilo/ On Horseback. The fully laminated picture sleeve comes with its illustrated credits inner & shows only minor shelfwear, whilst the vinyl has just a few light signs of play V2043)
- Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.40, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2022 09:09)on January 31, 2023 at 11:12 am
MIKE OLDFIELD Moonlight Shadow (1983 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with green paper labels, also including Rite Of Man, picture sleeve. The delicate sleeve does have some edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play VS586)
- Mike Oldfield - Crises - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.88, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2022 08:41)on January 31, 2023 at 11:12 am
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 signs of edge wear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition V2262)
- Mike Oldfield - Exposed - Quad + Stickered Sleeve - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2022 09:36)on January 31, 2023 at 11:12 am
MIKE OLDFIELD Exposed (1979 UK limited edition SQ Quadrophonic double vinyl LP which is fully compatible with regular stereo systems, recorded live in Europe over several nights and featuring performances of Incantations & Tubular Bells. The gatefold picture sleeve has some evidence of shelfwear & age with some yellowing and light creasing visible but retains its original custom-sticker on the front and the original black die-cut company inners, while the two vinyl discs remain inexcellent condition VD2511) **Limited to 100,000 Copies**
- Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow - German - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $24.80, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2022 16:49)on January 31, 2023 at 11:12 am
MIKE OLDFIELD Moonlight Shadow (Rare 1983 German 2-track 12" vinyl single featuring Extended Version and Rite Of Man, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor edgewear and a split on the opening, and the vinyl has some signs of play)
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