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Side 1 19  [67.86%]
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Posted: May 17 2011, 16:33

My Favourite side would be side 2 because for me it has more feel more 'soul' in it.

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Posted: May 18 2011, 06:08

Side one has a few more standout moments.  My favourite bits of TB occur across so many versions that a minority are in the original and only a couple on the flip-side.

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Posted: May 18 2011, 10:09

One is the lonliest number that you'll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, it's the lonliest number since the number one.........uhhhh........

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Posted: May 18 2011, 10:11

..............but I voted for one....................

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Posted: May 18 2011, 15:46

I don't really like the entire album. But my preference goes to Side Two because it's less frequently heard than Side One, and because I love the Hornpipe. :D

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Posted: May 18 2011, 20:46

Side one, for sure. But I always listen to the whole thing.
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Posted: May 19 2011, 01:51

I'm not really a huge fan of the beginning of TB. I think my favourite moment of TB is really the part after the caveman. I think that's one of Mike's most newage sounding pieces, but as a matter of fact I don't like newage at all.

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Posted: May 19 2011, 07:09

Side 1 on the original Tubular Bells, but equal on TB 2003.
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Posted: May 19 2011, 18:05

I don't really like TB 2003 either. :D

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Posted: May 19 2011, 21:16

Quote (Ugo @ May 19 2011, 18:05)
I don't really like TB 2003 either. :D

I prefer TB 2003, except for the John Cleese announcing-of-instruments. I would have preferred Alan R.
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Posted: May 20 2011, 01:49

I still don't have a copy of TB 2003. I only own the original. Should I buy the ultimate edition? I mean 150 euros is a lot of money, and I'm not sure what to expect from it. If it's just some lame book saying what I already know, then I won't buy it.

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Posted: May 20 2011, 03:53

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I prefer TB 2003, except for the John Cleese announcing-of-instruments. I would have preferred Alan R.

I don't remember whether I already stated this elsewhere, but I always had the feeling that the announcements of instruments were supposed to sound funny. John Cleese is funny, to me. :) By comparison, Alan Rickman (who I know as a "serious" actor) is almost too serious.

@ HR lover: the Ultimate Edition is worth something only for the 5.1 mix on the DVD, which isn't available anywhere else. If you aren't bothered by 5.1 mixes but you like Mike's 2009 remix of the piece (because that's what the 2009 re-issue is ultimately about), just get the 2-CD Deluxe Edition. It's really cheap on Amazon. ;)


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Posted: May 20 2011, 04:14

Quote (Ugo @ May 20 2011, 03:53)
I don't remember whether I already stated this elsewhere, but I always had the feeling that the announcements of instruments were supposed to sound funny. John Cleese is funny, to me. :) By comparison, Alan Rickman (who I know as a "serious" actor) is almost too serious.

Yes, you have said that before, Ugo. Sir M agreed with me  :p
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Posted: June 07 2011, 20:08

Side 1 but in TB2003 I go for Part 2 without a doubt.

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Posted: April 06 2014, 07:30

Tubular Bells 2003 has in my view really improved side 2, you can go back to the original album, and listen to what it was he really wanted to do. But as I have never owned the album on LP I have always considered it as Part 1 and Part 2 of a whole, as opposed to Side 1 and Side 2. And as such, would always listen to the album all the way through.

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Posted: Feb. 04 2016, 10:56

I'm voting for side 2.

I recently found an old CD portable player in a second-hand shop. You know the type, with anti-shock and a -BBS- switch. Anyway I dusted off Tubular Bells and gave it a spin. It sounded great - almost like hearing it again for the first time.
Almost, but not quite.

Side 2 has me fascinated!
I don't believe the music is solely played by Mike; it sounds too much like a group. With that intonation only gotten from playing with friends, (and family in Mike's case).
In comparison, it's like saying Side 1 is linear and Side 2 is analogue - the differance speaks volumes.

Which now leaves me wondering about the Madman singing half-way through. He doesn't seem to be who I thought he was. Maybe this is why the original refrain was used in the Exorcist movie - the guy is absolutely bonkers ... whoever he might be!
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Posted: Sep. 11 2016, 03:45

Part 2 !

Once again I like the contrasts ,
sometimes you have very high-pitched tunes , and then deep sounds with good old drums . This part is also full of different instruments , which work well together .


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Posted: Sep. 20 2016, 16:13

Quote (HR lover @ May 17 2011, 16:33)
My Favourite side would be side 2 because for me it has more feel more 'soul' in it.

I have listened to tb well over 2000 times,and each time I listen I discover some small piece I had not heard before,this to me is the magic and the intrigue the album has to offer
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Posted: Sep. 20 2016, 17:23

For TB... Got to be side 1 for me everytime.

Though i do prefer Ommadawn. His best work ever.
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