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Mike Oldfield: Tubular Beats

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Label: earMUSIC
Released: 2013.02.01
Category: Trance, Downtempo
Producer(s): Mike Oldfield, Torsten Stenzel
Media type: CD
Web address: www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com
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Purchase date: 2014
Price in €: 1,00

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[1] Let There Be Light (York Remix) - 7:35
[2] Far Above The Clouds (York Remix) - 7:28
[3] Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 10:17
[4] Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 7:53
[5] Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 10:40
[6] To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) - 3:35
[7] North Star (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 4:06
[8] Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) - 3:32
[9] Guilty (York & Mike's Electrofunk Mix) - 4:53
[10] Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 7:53
[11] Never Too Far (featuring Tarja Turunen) - 8:47

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Mike Oldfield - Guitar, Programming, Producer, Remixing on [3-5,7,9-11]
Justin Nation - Drums, Programming, Synthesizer
Jamie Stenzel - Vocals
John Gentry Tennyson - Piano
Tarja Turunen - Lead Vocals on [11]
Odessa - Lead Vocals on [6,8]

Torsten "York" Stenzel - Producer, Remixing
Steve Brian - Programming, Remixing on [6,8]
Tom Porcell - Mastering

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Mike Oldfield's 1973 classic Tubular Bells set a new precedent for soundtrack music, and walked so many different stylistic lines that it appealed to an enormous cross section of the record-buying public. If the original album flirted with prog rock, new age, neo-classical, and what would become ambient music, it only makes sense that 40 years later Tubular Bells and other early Oldfield material (including "Ommadawn") could be re-imagined as beat-driven electronica with Tubular Beats. Along with an almost 11-minute house remix of "Tubular Bells," the album collects remixes and reinterpretations by both Oldfield himself and producer Torsten "York" Stenzel. Occasional dashes of new age textures and classical guitar pop up amid the cinematic electronics, as on the epic album-opener, "Let There Be Light."

Fred Thomas - All Music Guide

earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of “Tubular Beats” the brand new remix album by Mike Oldfield. The album will be released on February 1st, 2013 and will include the most popular songs by Oldfield who has worked on new arrangements and new sounds for his compositions.
All tracks have been reworked from the original multi-track recordings and remixed together by Mike Oldfield and multi-platinum awarded German producer Torsten “York” Stenzel.
Newly recorded guitar parts by Mike Oldfield have been added to the mix, making Tubular Beats a new album by all means. A brand new song featuring ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen closes the album on a high note.

Before “Tubular Beats”, Mike Oldfield and Torsten Stenzel had already worked together but with this new album the duo could fuse their style in a full elaborate project for the first time, adding to Oldfield most famous songs their approach and taste with all solutions offered by electronic music.
Classics like “Tubular Bells”, “To France” and “Moonlight Shadow” shine again through fresh and danceable new versions. Mike Oldfield kept creative control throughout the whole production and despite the “new dress” the songs managed to keep the original melodies and structure intact, being brand new at the same time.

“Never Too Far” is a brand new song featuring singer Tarja Turunen who not surprisingly is offering one of her most emotional performances ever, being Oldfield one of the singer’s heroes.

Tarja explains: “It was such a pleasure to work with Mike Oldfield. The song turned out to be even better than I could have ever expected. Mike has a vast career and experience in pop, instrumental and electronic music. I love his music and his personal guitar sound.
My work in this song was inspired by Mike’s ‘Islands’ featuring another of my youth idol: Bonnie Tyler. A way to thank them for the nice melodies I grew up with was to add a line from their hit. And I believe Mike liked the idea too. That’s how ‘Never Too Far’ was born. Hope that you enjoy the song as much as I do.”

© 2015 earMUSIC, a project of Edel Germany GmbH

British multi-instrumentalist/composer Oldfield has certainly gotten a lot of mileage out of the Tubular Bells “franchise,” with past remakes and repackaging of it as an orchestral work, various re-issues and so forth. But here he takes that seminal piece, as well as a number of his other best known compositions, and gives them a shimmering electronic redux. “Let There Be Light” and “Ommadawn” retain their ambient and trance-like originality, but are given a fresh, intoxicating groove. This disc is, in essence, an overview of the leader’s career highlights but, with added guitar parts and musical passages throughout, the songs take on a whole new perspective.

Eric A. Harabadian
Copyright © 2015 Music Connection

Tubular Beats contains Mike Oldfield's greatest hits remixed in collaboration with the multi-platinum German producer Torsten York Stenzel (whose credits include Tina Turner, Moby and more). The remixes were created from the original recorded tracks, with Mike Oldfield re-recording select guitar parts. The album includes such classics as Tubular Bells, To France, and Moonlight Shadow, all re-mixed in fresh, danceable versions. The album features the brand new song Never Too Far, which was recorded with former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen.


Tubular Beats is a remix album featuring collaborations between Mike Oldfield and York (Torsten Stenzel), that was released on 1 February 2013. Unlike with previous club mixes, the album is a true two-sided collaboration between Oldfield and Stenzel, making use of parts from the original multitrack tapes as well as new parts played by Oldfield. It also features Tarja Turunen on the track "Never Too Far". It was released on Edel in Germany even though Oldfield is currently signed to Universal/Mercury. The album cover features Oldfield's trademark Tubular Bells logo in blue/black on a white background. A promo video for "Guilty 2013" was released by earMusic, which features a shortened version of "Guilty Electrofunk Mix". In 2011 Moist Creations had released a screenshot from this titled "Guilty 2011". The track "Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix)" is, unlike the name suggests, not the remix of a track of the album Tubular Bells II, but a remix of the track "Finale" of the album Tubular Bells, in which a melody from "A Minor Tune" of the same album is incorporated.


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