<\/a>"), HighFidelityReview – Hi-Fi systems, DVD-Audio and SACD reviews. A good example of this is the ‘Caveman’ sequence and the kettle drum sounds that lead into it; rather than the drums being forceful and dynamic they’re disappointingly lacklustre, as is the whole passage to a certain extent. Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album Tubular Bells is arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. HiFi – is our life. Due to contractual reasons no re-recordings were allowed for 25 years after the original release. This version is bass-guitar led with the screeching electric guitar counter, but there are no vocals, perhaps the language given to Piltdown Man hadn’t yet been invented. It’s not the first time that Mike has released discs in surround, and high-resolution listeners will be familiar with the SACD re-release of the 1975 quadraphonic version. However, the multi-channel mix has one huge, inescapable failing that in many instances all but destroys what otherwise could so easily have been a work of greatness. A jump of six years takes us to the ‘Tubular Bells III’ concert and, arguably, an even finer group of session players who join Mike in the rain of London’s Horseguard’s Parade. It is worthwhile comparing the two, but given that for many listeners this DVD-Audio disc will represent their first experience of multi-channel ‘Tubular Bells’ and because it is the mainstay of this release, I think it important that to begin with, it is judged in isolation and upon its own merits. 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Undoubtedly this is also Mike Oldfield’s most celebrated work, it put him, Richard Branson and the Virgin empire on the map, but Oldfield’s musical style can run the whole gamut from dance music to classical and there are times when one feels his lesser-known releases are equally deserving of such attention, from the challenging, spot-the-hidden-message ‘Amarok’ (not recommended for cloth-eared nincompoops) to the new age acoustics of ‘Voyager’ and experimentation of ‘Guitars’. We first broke the news that ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ would be made available as a DVD-Audio title back in the first week of June last year. If you enjoy multi-channel recordings this one is a must have.Although it's actually a quad(4 channel recording) taken from the original quad master,the sound is truly amazing. The quad mix is gloriously simplistic and it never stands in the way of the music, unlike elements of the 5.1 presentation upon this disc. Because he can." High frequencies are free from any hard edges and do not show any signs of compromise from the ‘meagre’ 48kHz sample rate, although an even higher resolution would surely have been welcomed. Whether the multi-channel mix adds any value will depend on one’s own tolerance of its failings, but at some point in the future I hope a version without all the gratuitous panning will be released. They really didn't tell us much except for Paul to tease us with the knowledge we already know - Tubular Bells 2003 LImited Edition Double - available at Amazon.de - which undoubtedly contain the demo tapes from the original. Looking on the bright side, the DVD-Audio release’s 48kHz PCM is not blighted by the copy protection issues affecting the Compact Disc release (Canadian version aside), which not only prevents the disc from being played on old tin boxes, no matter what they are fitted with, but a good many CD players too! What makes the disc a ‘must-have’ are the supplementary extras, particularly the 1971 demo tapes, an addition fans and all those who appreciate musical greatness will undoubtedly want in their collection. During ‘The Sailor’s Hornpipe’ Mike’s guitars haphazardly dart from channel to channel, left to right, front to rear, in and out of the centre… argh! escape(document.referrer)+((typeof(screen)=="undefined")? The folks at the Mike Oldfield forum have been waxing lyrical about this, ever since a 1-minute mp3 sample appeared on www.mikeoldfield-tubularbells.com. As for ‘Tubular Bells’, there is little point in me describing the music in any great detail, everyone will at least be familiar with the opening theme (reused in countless movies and commercials), but if you are one of the sixteen million or so who have a copy of the original, rest assured that ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ is not a poor imitation as is so often the case when classic music is revisited, instead it represents a natural progression from the rough-edged, primarily acoustic and electric guitar-based historical version to a more polished, 21st century electronic-based sound. The bad news is that owners of DVD-Video players are only able to access the two-channel mix as lossy Dolby Digital, albeit at 448kb/s, rather than as loss-less PCM. Complete your Mike Oldfield collection. Tubular Bells 2003. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Tubular Bells 2003 by MIKE OLDFIELD (2003-08-05) at Amazon.com. The sequence runs for two and a quarter minutes and closely resembles the movement as we know it from both the original release and 2003 recordings. Comparisons between the loss-less DVD-Audio layer, Dolby Digital and DTS, the disc’s two DVD-Video compatible formats, are also likely to be drawn and it’s interesting to note that both lossy systems struggle equally with some parts of the album. Tubular Bells 2003 Review by Steve Alspach. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author Sergeant Pepper [a] 82. "target=_blank>Deer Creek Golf Course Tee Times, Portable Outdoor Air Conditioner, Sample Emt Questions, Soul Names List, What Is Sericulture Short Answer, John Thompson Piano Website, Black Panther Korean Lady, " />

Even if you don't have a multi-channel setup you can still enjoy in spectacular stereo. Many of the musicians from the ‘Tubular Bells III’ concert re-appear so once again the disc represents a musical treat, especially during the opening excerpt from ‘Tubular Bells’ and Miriam Stockley’s performance of ‘Moonlight Shadow’. When so much of this mix could be considered as outstanding, the nuances, soundstage depth and envelopment included, to then burden it with such outdated and totally unnecessary gimmickry is almost beyond comprehension. The main problem is that the DVD fails to include all the music from the album (unlike the other two concerts, there are four tracks missing, some of the most beautiful) and is further compromised by one of the most distracting multi-channel mixes I’ve yet to encounter – loud firework whizzes and pops are conveyed by the rear channels during some of the most exquisite musical passages. Here it is. There’s a choice of audio options, either 48kHz PCM stereo or 5.1 Dolby Digital for each, just as there was when the complete concerts were first released on a double-sided DVD-Video disc back in 1999. Of the three, ‘Tubular Bells II’ is the king, the music is beautifully performed and the footage directed in a measured and engrossing way – watch out for the comic contribution of John Gordon Sinclair (of ‘Gregory’s Girl’, ‘Local Hero’ and ‘Fraggle Rock’ fame) during the ‘Altered State’ sequence, the 1992 incarnation of ‘Caveman’. ";s"+screen.width+"*"+screen.height+"*"+(screen.colorDepth? Conversely, Pepsi Demacque murders ‘Shadow On The Wall’ and I cringe every time I see that particular part – learning the melody and singing in tune would be advisable next time Pepsi! DTS’ LFE is, on average, almost 3dB quieter than that of Dolby Digital, but this is due to its restricted frequency range (down 80dB at 220Hz) which deviates considerably from the loss-less MLP track, unlike the Dolby Digital alternative that closely mirrors MLP’s frequency response – both MLP and Dolby Digital being down 80dB at 880Hz measured using Blackmann-Harris analysis. Those expecting to hear a young Oldfield introducing each of the parts might feel let down, but be sure to listen out for the abrupt and rather comical ending all the same. Tabs | So, on to the summary… Musically, ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ is outstanding, superior even to the original; therefore as the two-channel track upon this DVD-Audio disc affords marginally higher fidelity (without crippling copy protection) than the CD alternative, it should be recommended for that element alone. Infine, nel 2003 Oldfield ha pubblicato Tubular Bells 2003, una nuova registrazione, realizzata con tecnologia interamente digitale, utilizzando la versione originale solo come riferimento, rispettandone fedelmente la partitura. It really is hard to describe the beautiful emotions one experiences whilst listening to Tubular Bells. Tubular Bells, the best selling instrumental album of all times, gets re-recorded by Mike Oldfield for the 30th anniversary of the original.Oldfield recreates Tubular Bells using a combination of the latest recording technology, software synthesizers, and vintage instruments, including many of the instruments used to record the original. The selected passages are ‘Sentinel’, the opening of ‘Tubular Bells II’ and a shortened version of ‘Far Above the Clouds’, which closes ‘Tubular Bells III’. All Rights Reserved. Tubular Bells Part One tab by Mike Oldfield. The thirtieth anniversary of the original presented the opportunity to do so, as did the lapse of a twenty-five year contract that prevented him from re-recording the album. Both fair reasonably well if one is limited to DVD-Video playback, but they do demonstrate a tendency to muddle the most complex passages, especially when Darlow’s aggressive panning results in continuous re-allocation of the available bitpool. Bass is also cleanly delivered, although I have heard much lower frequencies on previous Mike Oldfield recordings that could benefit from the assistance of a dedicated LFE channel – the thunderous ending of ‘Ascension’ from ‘Songs of Distant Earth’ being a prime example. At the end of the sequence, the haunting sounds of the dying acoustic guitar – with added electronic reverb not present on the stereo version – also drift unnecessarily, from hard left to centre. Tubular Bells 2003 is a re-recording of 1973's Tubular Bells, released just after the binding 30 year contract had ended. L'uso estensivo delle tecnologie digitali ha conferito a Tubular Bells 2003 un tono più cristallino e più "sintetico" rispetto all'originale. Gli anni novanta hanno visto l'uscita di Tubular Bells II (1992), Tubular Bells III (1998) e The Millennium Bell (1999). [The 2003 bonus DVD edition included tracks mixed in 5.1 sound, as well as "Introduction 2003: 'The Video'."] Both the multi-channel and two-channel mixes on the high-resolution disc layer are presented at 48kHz 24-bit, so although they fall significantly short of the potential offered by DVD-Audio, do afford some fidelity advantages over the 44.1kHz Compact Disc release, theoretically at least. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music. "border='0' width='88' height='15'><\/a>"), HighFidelityReview – Hi-Fi systems, DVD-Audio and SACD reviews. A good example of this is the ‘Caveman’ sequence and the kettle drum sounds that lead into it; rather than the drums being forceful and dynamic they’re disappointingly lacklustre, as is the whole passage to a certain extent. Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking album Tubular Bells is arguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. HiFi – is our life. Due to contractual reasons no re-recordings were allowed for 25 years after the original release. This version is bass-guitar led with the screeching electric guitar counter, but there are no vocals, perhaps the language given to Piltdown Man hadn’t yet been invented. It’s not the first time that Mike has released discs in surround, and high-resolution listeners will be familiar with the SACD re-release of the 1975 quadraphonic version. However, the multi-channel mix has one huge, inescapable failing that in many instances all but destroys what otherwise could so easily have been a work of greatness. A jump of six years takes us to the ‘Tubular Bells III’ concert and, arguably, an even finer group of session players who join Mike in the rain of London’s Horseguard’s Parade. It is worthwhile comparing the two, but given that for many listeners this DVD-Audio disc will represent their first experience of multi-channel ‘Tubular Bells’ and because it is the mainstay of this release, I think it important that to begin with, it is judged in isolation and upon its own merits. HighFidelityReview – Hi-Fi systems, DVD-Audio and SACD reviews, Rolling Stone Magazine to Include SACD Surround Sound Disc, David Elias Turns to SACD Surround Sound for Latest Album, Interview with Speaker Design Guru David Smith, Virtue Audio Sensation M451 Integrated Amplifier and Piano M1 CD Player, Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Digital to Analog Converter, Muse 6N11 Class A Tube Hybrid Headphone Amplifier, Firestone Audio Fireye Mini: A Mini-Review of a Mini Headphone Amplifier, Vintage Corner: Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram Generator, Tube Research Labs Modified Sony 595 CD Player, Bose 3-2-01 GS III Home Theater System: Good, But Not The Best. Undoubtedly this is also Mike Oldfield’s most celebrated work, it put him, Richard Branson and the Virgin empire on the map, but Oldfield’s musical style can run the whole gamut from dance music to classical and there are times when one feels his lesser-known releases are equally deserving of such attention, from the challenging, spot-the-hidden-message ‘Amarok’ (not recommended for cloth-eared nincompoops) to the new age acoustics of ‘Voyager’ and experimentation of ‘Guitars’. We first broke the news that ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ would be made available as a DVD-Audio title back in the first week of June last year. If you enjoy multi-channel recordings this one is a must have.Although it's actually a quad(4 channel recording) taken from the original quad master,the sound is truly amazing. The quad mix is gloriously simplistic and it never stands in the way of the music, unlike elements of the 5.1 presentation upon this disc. Because he can." High frequencies are free from any hard edges and do not show any signs of compromise from the ‘meagre’ 48kHz sample rate, although an even higher resolution would surely have been welcomed. Whether the multi-channel mix adds any value will depend on one’s own tolerance of its failings, but at some point in the future I hope a version without all the gratuitous panning will be released. They really didn't tell us much except for Paul to tease us with the knowledge we already know - Tubular Bells 2003 LImited Edition Double - available at Amazon.de - which undoubtedly contain the demo tapes from the original. Looking on the bright side, the DVD-Audio release’s 48kHz PCM is not blighted by the copy protection issues affecting the Compact Disc release (Canadian version aside), which not only prevents the disc from being played on old tin boxes, no matter what they are fitted with, but a good many CD players too! What makes the disc a ‘must-have’ are the supplementary extras, particularly the 1971 demo tapes, an addition fans and all those who appreciate musical greatness will undoubtedly want in their collection. During ‘The Sailor’s Hornpipe’ Mike’s guitars haphazardly dart from channel to channel, left to right, front to rear, in and out of the centre… argh! escape(document.referrer)+((typeof(screen)=="undefined")? The folks at the Mike Oldfield forum have been waxing lyrical about this, ever since a 1-minute mp3 sample appeared on www.mikeoldfield-tubularbells.com. As for ‘Tubular Bells’, there is little point in me describing the music in any great detail, everyone will at least be familiar with the opening theme (reused in countless movies and commercials), but if you are one of the sixteen million or so who have a copy of the original, rest assured that ‘Tubular Bells 2003’ is not a poor imitation as is so often the case when classic music is revisited, instead it represents a natural progression from the rough-edged, primarily acoustic and electric guitar-based historical version to a more polished, 21st century electronic-based sound. The bad news is that owners of DVD-Video players are only able to access the two-channel mix as lossy Dolby Digital, albeit at 448kb/s, rather than as loss-less PCM. Complete your Mike Oldfield collection. Tubular Bells 2003. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Tubular Bells 2003 by MIKE OLDFIELD (2003-08-05) at Amazon.com. The sequence runs for two and a quarter minutes and closely resembles the movement as we know it from both the original release and 2003 recordings. Comparisons between the loss-less DVD-Audio layer, Dolby Digital and DTS, the disc’s two DVD-Video compatible formats, are also likely to be drawn and it’s interesting to note that both lossy systems struggle equally with some parts of the album. Tubular Bells 2003 Review by Steve Alspach. Tuning: E A D G B E. Author Sergeant Pepper [a] 82. "target=_blank>

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