Tim Oakes, International Musician, June 1980
IN MANY WAYS, Mike Oldfield is the perfect artist to officially open the IM & RW Test Bed studio. His whole career was born out of the recording process, rather than extensive gigging before live audiences. He made the demos for Tubular Bells on tape recorders at his home using the technique of overdubbing to its full potential by doing everything himself. His success initially was one which was conceived and executed on tape.
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