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Posted: July 21 2005, 08:25

Is it just me or does the arrangement of Tubular Bells on Exposed actually bear more resemblance to The Orchestral Tubular Bells arrangement than the original TB LP? Most notably in the "finale" section of part 1, which like OTB does away with a master of ceremonies and has instruments joining in in a different (and arguably better) way, and the abundant use of horns though-out the Exposed performance(s).
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Posted: Aug. 28 2005, 13:02

Yes I absoloutley agree with you there.  :)  :)

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Posted: Aug. 28 2005, 14:59

Yes - David Bedford did arrangements for both, which explains the similarity to a great extent. The arrangement of the caveman bit is of course also very much based on the orchestral version.

I'd imagine the choice of the semi-orchestral version would have been to provide a larger sound which fitted better with Incantations.
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Posted: Jan. 10 2006, 16:28

(oops this one is a year old, well at least not as bad as I did on the other exposed thread :D)

The part after the caveman bit, is that a completely new melody? I can't link it to any part of (O)TB, but it certainly is nice happy guitar playing!


BTW I like the caveman part in OTB and Exposed a lot, it is a VERY nice interpretation of the original.
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Posted: April 03 2006, 17:38

I always think about how nicely the Exposed caveman bit would neatly lead into the TB2003 one. I love the buildup (or, build down then build up) of the caveman theme from orchestral to guitar rock as well, that's all good.

And as for the bit at the end of Exposed's TB part 2, I assume it's a new melody. It's nice though.


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Posted: Aug. 10 2006, 12:25

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The part after the caveman bit, is that a completely new melody? I can't link it to any part of (O)TB, but it certainly is nice happy guitar playing!


Try linking it to Platinum part 2... to my ears they sound spookily similar... :)


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Posted: Aug. 10 2006, 13:33

Quote (Nicolas @ Jan. 10 2006, 16:28)
The part after the caveman bit, is that a completely new melody? I can't link it to any part of (O)TB, but it certainly is nice happy guitar playing!

I always thought it was the "Spanish Guitar" section, but speeded up a whole lot. Does anyone agree? It is even in the right place for "Spanish Guitar" too.

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Posted: April 09 2011, 23:25

Quote (Nicolas @ Jan. 10 2006, 16:28)
The part after the caveman bit, is that a completely new melody? I can't link it to any part of (O)TB, but it certainly is nice happy guitar playing!

Nope, it is actually exactly the same chord sequence, and some of the motifs in the guitar solo are in fact on the original album version. It's certainly a wonderful section of music, and has always been my favorite part of the Exposed LP.
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Posted: April 10 2011, 02:22

It is "Ambient Guitars" with a rhythm... simply ;)

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