Epic classical/ rock symphony!,
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This review is from: Tubular Bells (Audio CD)
Mike Oldfield's 1973 debut album was a revolutionary album. It sounded nothing like any other mainstream music at the time, and is also one of the most beautiful and complex albums ever released. This album is often considered to be more of a symphony than simply two songs, and with good reason. This album has so many instruments, and so many are played by Oldfield himslef, this is almost a one man orchestral piece!
The most well known part of the piece is the eerie opening section, with the piano playing a simple melody, which is slowly built upon by many more instruments. However, the rest of the piece is not to be missed, it sounds superb all the way through.
One thing I will say however, is that this album is not the be all end all of Mike Oldfield's music, he has released many classic albums since this one, this is also not my favourite Oldfield album, it is just beaten by the excellent Amarok.
Although, if you are looking for a completely unique album, with many different instruments, and classical levels of complexity, this is an absolute must have!