Source 1 info - Mike Oldfield1973-06-25Queen Elizabeth HallLondon, UKLineage: Unknown, probably Sbd.Set list:Tubular Bells, Pt. 1Tubular Bells, Pt. 2Personnel:Mike OldfieldMick TaylorSteve HillageFred FrithTed SpeightVivian Stanshall
MIKE OLDFIELD & FRIENDS"TUBULAR BELLS LIVE"Queen Elizabeth Hall - London, EnglandMonday, 25 June 1973 1. Tubular Bells (part 1) 28:492. Tubular Bells (part 2) 28:33__________________________________________________________________________NOTES: I'll try to keep it brief. Repairs were limited mainly to getting rid of the dropouts (there were many including a huge one in the left channel only during Part One) and trying to drop the noise/hiss levels without ruining the music. Someone pointed out that it almost sounds as if Part One and Part Two came from different sources. The difference in the noise levels is considerable. When attempting to remove the noise in Part Two to the degree I did with Part One, the glockenspiel dissappeared. After several tries I abandoned any further attempts to match each track and just got the best I could for each one. Part One came out better in my opinion but noise levels on both are noticeably reduced. I also reconstituted the missing notes from the beginning of Part One by splicing/blending from the next full measure. There is also an edit (tape flip) during the 'Piltdown Man' section of Part Two. I faded the track down and back up at the edit so that it's not quite so abrupt. There are two versions included; one with the dropouts repaired before the noise reduction was applied and one after noise reduction and final EQ. This way, if someone wants to/can improve upon the work they'll benefit from the dropout repairs already being done with no noise reduction applied. It's not perfect but it's the best I can do with the tools i presently have. I guess that's it.ENJOY! SR - 06 January 2008LINEAGE (NR version): Silver CD > CDR > EAC > repairs (Nero Wave Editor, n-Track Studio & DC Millennium) > Wavtrim > SHNTool > FLAC Frontend (level 8) > Nero (CDR burn)____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________PART ONEMike Oldfield: lowery organ, bass, acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin and prehistoric poemDavid Bedford: grand piano, accordion, organ, choir master, string arrangementJohn Greaves: farfisa organ, electric piano, tin whistleFred Frith: electric and bass guitarsTim Hodgkinson: organ, electric piano, fender rhodesMick Taylor: electric guitar Steve Hillage: electric guitarPierre Moerlen: glockenspiel, timpani, tubular bells, gongs, cymbals, tam tamSteve Broughton: drumsJohn Leig: fluteJon Field: fluteTerry Oldfield: fluteViv Stanshall: master of ceremoniesTom Newman: nasal chorusGirlie Chorus (12, including Sally Oldfield and Mundy Ellis)PART TWO had Ted Speight (electric guitar) Kevin Ayers (bass) Vulpy (viola) Nick Haley (violin) Ashley Mason (viola) Simon Ingram Hill (cello and organ) Janet Townley (violin).Steve Winwood was due to play but could not make rehearsals due to pressure of work. Robert Wyatt broke his back and so had an even better excuseOne significance of this show is as a 'premiere'. This sense of an event, or formal launch, has been reproduced for all the Tubular Bells albums and latterly, the Berlin Millennium concert. The story often told is of Mike withdrawing shortly before the concert in panic and being finally persuaded to do it when Richard Branson offered him an old Bentley that used to belong to Mary Hopkin. Does this have overtones of the Sallyangie gig at the Royal Festival Hall or was it simply a severe attack of stage fright? David Bedford recalled thatViv Stanshall cocked up the announcements by introducing instruments not due in.
This is awesome! Thanks so much for the Oldfield and Marillion!
Listening to this recording brings me back to hauntings and night terrors of old.
There is a newer, better 1st gen. version of this radio broadcast that was shared on Dime by Mike Martin (Flying M Production) last September (2010) that is definitely worth checking out!!!
When i saw these listed as 'MO' i got scared for a second and thought it might be 'Mahavishnu Orchestra' posts! ;)
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