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This essential book on the making of Tubular Bells is still available, for £15. Based on exclusive interviews with Oldfield and his two engineers, Heyworth and Newman, this is the DEFINITIVE story of the early days at Virgin Records, the setting up of the Manor Studios and the recording of Tubular Bells. It includes rare photos from Heyworth’s private collection, plus a fold-out reproduction of the original manor brochure. ORDER NOW

The liner notes has a photo of Oldfield surrounded by some of his guitars, which he used on the album. From the classical (Spanish acoustic) guitar at the top (and slightly to the right) going clockwise, the guitars are as follows:

Mike Oldfield’s fifth album was partially recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, and the title suite especially nods to the bustle of the city at the time. Impeccably arranged and produced, the album was released in November 1979. It was Oldfield’s first album that included shorter songs, including a beautiful version of George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, and a new arrangement of North Star by Philip 2012 remastered edition contains three bonus tracks – a live studio session of Platinum, a 2012 mix of North Star by Mike and the single A side, Blue Peter. The second disc of the Deluxe edition, which contains an interview with Mike in its 16-page booklet, features nine previously unreleased tracks recorded on the Platinum tour at Wembley Arena in May 1980.

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