Joined: Jan. 2002
||Posted: April 06 2002, 01:00
Tubular Bells II is one of the greatest albums ever! It follows the original closely, but in my opinion surpasses it in most places. My favourite tracks are Sentinel, Dark Star, Clear Light, Red Dawn, The Bell and Altered State. Altered State is cool, but silly in places, while Sentinel has to be one of the best starts to an album he's ever done. Dark Star is cool, Red Dawn is a brilliant Guitar pirce, and The Bell is brilliant. However, my favourite track on the album is Clear Light. It is such a beautiful piece, especially with the acoustic guitar at the end. So briliant, I'd say it was evil.
One of the strengths of this piece is that there isn't any bit that I would say "don;t like this!" It is all really good, and the hypnotic bits of 'part 2' before Tatto are very nice. The whole album has a warm feeling about it, and sems much more personal than the original, not as distant in places.
I love all the Tubular Bells Albums, and II and III aree incredably close for 1st place on my 'best album list'.
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