Joined: July 2000
||Posted: Aug. 08 2001, 12:16
As always, record stores show there complete lack of taste...
Incidentally, I wouldn't bother with "The Best Of Tubular Bells". It's just the same old same old. Most of it comes from the first one (huh? why derive mostly from the worst one..."Tubular Bells II & III" were superior to the original in every way, and their are loads of demo and B side recordings that could be unearthed, but no...). There are no rarities here at all. If you already own the four Bell albums, "Exposed" and "The Millennium Bell" (which shouldn't be included here since it's not a real Bell album...) then this is a complete waste of money.
If I was designing a best of Bells album, this is what I would put:
Tubular Bells Opening Theme (from TB 1)
The Bell (from TB 2)
Man In The Rain (from TB3)
Top Of The Morning (from TB3)
Hornpipe/Guilty Remix (from Exposed)
Serpent Dream (Live)
Sentinel: Early Stages
Duo Sarne's Guitar Tubular Bells (excerpt)
Orchestral Tubular Bells (Altered State bit)
Secrets/Far Above The Clouds (Live)