Tubular Bells III Review - BBC CEEFAX

August, 1998
David Whitehouse

Oldfield's latest take on his seminal work of the 1970s comes from the same family but is both more "up" and darker than its predecessors. A dance beat has been absorbed into many tracks (he was living on Ibiza at the time), mixed with the half - familiar arpeggios from Tubular Bells I - and it works. Many people who weren't even born when Tubular Bells I came out will like this, as well as fans of the original. But in the end it left me feeling incomplete - there is tension here that isn't resolved.

Mike Oldfield Tubular.net
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