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Mike Oldfield: Tubular Beats
||Mike Oldfield, Torsten Stenzel
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 Let There Be Light (York Remix) - 7:35
 Far Above The Clouds (York Remix) - 7:28
 Ommadawn (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 10:17
 Guilty (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 7:53
 Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 10:40
 To France (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) - 3:35
 North Star (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 4:06
 Moonlight Shadow (York & Steve Brian Radio Mix) - 3:32
 Guilty (York & Mike's Electrofunk Mix) - 4:53
 Tubular Bells 2 (Mike Oldfield & York Remix) - 7:53
 Never Too Far (featuring Tarja Turunen) - 8:47
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 
Odessa - Lead Vocals on [6,8]
Torsten "York" Stenzel - Producer, Remixing
Steve Brian - Programming, Remixing on [6,8]
Tom Porcell - Mastering
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
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
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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