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Posted: Feb. 12 2021, 11:04

Has anyone else here seen this? My copy arrived yesterday and I sat down with a bottle of wine last night and had a marathon viewing of all four hours of it. Its really interesting, some fantastic anecdotes. I could sit and listen to Tom Newman reminisce for hours. He's such a good raconteur.

If you liked the 2013 Plus Tubular Bells BBC documentary then this is a great companion DVD to watch. Its quite loosely edited. There's a few bits where peoples memories don't quite match up and they even contradict each other. Maybe thats something to be expected though considering events were so long ago.  

I think my favourite story is that Tom Newman painted the red and black 'spacescape' painting sitting behind Ringo Star's drums in the last ever Beatles live performance. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCtzkaL2t_Y

How did it get there? You'll need to watch the documentary.

There's loads of other good stories too like Steve Hillage dropping a tab of acid before performing with Mike because it helped him focus his mind on memorising all the complex guitar parts. There's some pretty candid memories including Simon Draper talking about his relationship with Mike over subsequent years.

There's a good out take from it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDMsh56xHtc

Not sure why that didn't make the final cut as its really interesting.

Anyway I recommend tracking down a copy of the DVD if you haven't got it already.
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Posted: Feb. 12 2021, 12:46

Haven't seen the DVD yet,but I've listened to the new recording of tubular bells. What do you think of this version?
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Posted: Feb. 12 2021, 14:11

I haven't heard the whole thing yet, just snippets. Its got a good ensemble cast though. What do you think of it?
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Posted: Feb. 12 2021, 15:24

As you say it has a good cast and sounds good.
Enjoyed Les penning and Rob Reed's part, as well as the guy from tubular bells for 2.
Only let down by a strange choice for master of ceremonies, his voice doesn't really fit.
Never surpass Mike's version, but a nice listen.
Just need 4 hours to watch DVD's.
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Posted: Feb. 13 2021, 05:17

Yeah I heard a clip of the MC bit. Thought his voice sounded a bit over the top, similar to John Cleese in the 2003 rerecording. The original worked so well because Viv Stanshall was subtle I think.

The DVD's have got chapters in them so you don't have to watch it all in one go.
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Posted: Mar. 01 2021, 06:36

I listened, but the recording was of poor quality and I thought it was strange...
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Posted: April 12 2021, 17:55

Quote (hergest fridge @ Feb. 12 2021, 15:24)
Just need 4 hours to watch DVD's.

Don't have the DVD, but recently stumbled upon the digital album version, which I found quite nice: https://robertreed.bandcamp.com/album....ob-reed
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Posted: April 16 2021, 14:07

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the guy from tubular bells for 2.

hergest fridge - "the guy" from TBII was the great, late, much-lamented Alan Rickman
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Posted: April 16 2021, 15:03

Quote (bluemlein @ April 16 2021, 14:07)
Quote (hergest fridge @ Feb. 12 2021, 15:24)
the guy from tubular bells for 2.

hergest fridge - "the guy" from TBII was the great, late, much-lamented Alan Rickman

No it's the guy from the Australian band Tubular bells for 2, sorry forgotten his name, who plays a short section on this version of Tubular bells, I'm not talking about the late great Alan Rickman.
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