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||Posted: Mar. 19 2009, 18:16
|Quote (Matt @ Mar. 19 2009, 19:18)|
|Please please please don't put any announcements up on 1st April!|
Heh...well, I know what you're thinking there! It was a deliberate decision though (Universal's rather than ours) - the usual reaction to Tubular Bells related releases being something like "Oh no, Tubular Bells again? You must be joking!". They've decided to play on that and the humour that's there in the album - some really fun ideas are being floated about, we'll just have to see what sticks...
The 10th Anniversary of Tubular Bells concert...interesting thought. I can see how that could fit in with all this; I guess the question is whether they can find where it's been hidden (and whether it was even kept, considering how it was deemed unfit for commercial release at the time...the other question, then, is why it was deemed unfit and whether there's something that can be rescued out of it).
To an extent, there has to be a 'Tubular Bells repack no. 1000' here - the Virgin album will no longer be available, so there really needs to be a basic edition of Tubular Bells for people who want to buy a cheap copy of the album they remember from their youth, or who want to give it a try and aren't interested in any bells and whistles (apart from the bells and whistles which Mike plays on the album, of course ). They're definitely looking beyond just doing that, though - there's a lot of thought going into the whole thing and, while they'll no doubt not please everyone (some people are bound to feel that they've bought enough copies of Tubular Bells and Tubular Bells-related albums already), I think it's going to be hard to fault them for trying this time. The proof will, of course, be in the (tubular) pudding.