Tubular Bells gets brass makeover


Tubular Brass have announced they’re to release an album featuring their take on Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

Via Teamrock.com:

“It’ll launch on June 2 and will be preceded by a limited edition 7-inch vinyl via Static Caravan featuring two individual single edits of the Tubular Bells introduction theme.

Tubular Brass are a 28-piece ensemble and are drawn from both the brass band and orchestral fields, and are helmed by award-winning horn player, arranger and professor Sandy Smith.

Smith says: “There are, in the musical lives of all of us, certain special albums that we remember and listen to again and again with true fondness. These landmark recordings delineate with a startling clarity certain moments in our lives, bringing back full memories of who we were, where we were, and what we were doing.

“For me, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells was one such album. I can easily remember when it hit the charts, and I listened, utterly amazed, as it stayed there far longer than any instrumental album had any right doing.”

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