On May 25, 1973, “Virgin” label released “Tubular Bells”, the debut Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Mike Oldfield. “Tubular Bells” was the first album released by “Virgin” label. It was certified 7 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 10 x Platinum in Australia by the “ARIA”, and Gold in US by the “RIIA”. In 1975, Mike Oldfield received “Grammy Award” for the best” Instrumental Composition”.
- Mike Oldfield – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, Farfisa, Hammond B3, Lowrey organs, flageolet, fuzz guitars, glockenspiel, “honky tonk” piano, mandolin, piano, percussion, “taped motor drive amplifier organ chord”, timpani, tubular bells
- Lindsay L. Cooper– string bass
- Steve Broughton– drums
- Jon Field– flutes
- Mundy Ellis– vocals
- Sally Oldfield– vocals
- Vivian Stanshall– Master of Ceremonies
- Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman, Mike Oldfield – Manor choir
- Simon Heyworth, and Tom Newman – recording
- Simon Heyworth – mastering
- Trevor Key (Cooke Key Associates), Brian Cooke – design
All tracks by Mike Oldfield.
- Tubular Bells, Part One
- Tubular Bells, Part Two