David Bedford's orchestration of Mike Oldfield's classic composition, Tubular Bells is brilliant. He has arranged both Parts 1 and 2 for full symphony orchestra, and the results are outstanding. A variety of textures, timbres and dynamic contrasts between the themes make this CD wonderful and exciting to listen to. At times, it may lack drive due to the orchestral instruments being slightly less percussive, but I feel the listener can gain a lot of pleasure from this recording. This orchestral arrangement gives Oldfield's work another dimension. I thoroughly recommend it.