In 1973, the world of popular music changed forever with the release of ‘Tubular Bells’, the first album on Virgin Records. It was two mostly instrumental tracks, composed by 19 year old Mike Oldfield, who played almost all the instruments. Besides the fact it became even more famous as the theme for ‘The Exorcist’, the LP could be heard around the world, usually accompanied by wafts of marijuana smoke billowing from basements, apartments and farmhouses. This golden anniversary recording, is the original epic masterpiece, performed in its entirety by a top session band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with choir. So, get your best recreational stuff to imbibe, and tune in for Tubular Bells, on the exact anniversary date, Thursday, May 25th at 2PM with your host JD!
“It’s amazing to think that it’s been 50 years since I wrote Tubular Bells, and I am touched that my music has reached so many people all over the world during that time.” – Mike Oldfield