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Mike Oldfield and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Tubular Bells

Max Bell, New Musical Express, 11 January 1975

AS IT ALREADY appears that every other person in Great Britain possesses a copy of this much-venerated work, I doubt if it's necessary to explain the mechanics of Tubular Bells's unfurling dramatic qualities; in which case you may be pondering the artistic justification of repeating so exactly a musical experience that has already proven its commercial viability.

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