- Audio CD (31 Aug. 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: WARNER BROS
- ASIN: B00000DATR
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,465 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Tubular Bells III CD
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MIKE OLDFIELD Tubular Bells III (1998 German 11-track CD including Outcast Man In The Rain and Far Above The Clouds picture sleeve)
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I always felt that Tubular bells as a work was capable of evolution over the years, and was delighted when news broke that TB 2 was coming out. What a let down! Yeah, it had it's moments, and on reflection it's okay, but Mike Oldfield has put everything right with the release of Tubular Bells 3. This is a gem. It's got the lot. It's fresh and up to date with all the references to the original you will need. (Even the bagpipe sounding guitars!!) With the inclusion of modern club beats you can feel the Ibiza influence, (it was recorded there), it still manages to retain Mike's trademark punchy guitar work and flowing piano etc. This has hardly been off my deck, and I've found it perfect for the walkman too on the sunny days laying in my garden!
If you like Mike Oldfield (even just a little), buy this. It may restore your faith in the fact that there are still "real" musicians out there in these dark days of manufactured dross. Great stuff.
The album contains everything - from the pop-sounding 'Man in the Rain' to the exotic 'Serpent Dream'. There is even a hint of the Irish in 'Top of the Morning' - a personal favourite of mine. However, the whole of the album is brough together by the child's voice in the final track - which leads to a wonderful track with the (inevitable) tubular bells - my only advice is to make sure the neighbours are out and turn it up LOUD!
All in all - a wonderful album.
I especially like Man in the Rain which has a special meaning to me as a person.
A great album a must in everyones collection. It is an album that all ages should lidten to and appreciate.
Suddenly, though, the album grinds to a halt, and there is a track called "Man in the Rain". This sticks out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, since the music comes to a complete halt before and after it, you can programme your CD player to miss it out. This is yet another rewrite of Mike's one big pop hit "Moonlight Shadow", and is an embarrassment to the album.
Once past this, though, the album builds to a fabulous climax, which will raise the hairs on your neck. The tubular bells, when they come in, are LOUD and angry, and the finale has an remarkable catharsis. The storm ends, and the album ends with birds singing, and church bells pealing.
Get it, forget about the first two, listen to it for itself. You'll be blown away (especially if you skip track 7).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For some reason it will not load into iTunes, I have checked my computer is OK with other CDs and they work fine, it is rather disappointingPublished 1 month ago by ArnieF
Can't beat a bit of Mike Oldfield full blast! Never get tired of listening to this album.Published 1 month ago by Christine Barnes
Love the original Tubular Bells (and even the re-recorded version), but was less than impressed with TB II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. L. Taylor
I thought tubular bells 2 was a brilliant reworking of the original classic. However TB3 is just tired and uninspired. There is only a little of the flavour of the original. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. S. E. Purver