CLEOPATRA ENTERTAINMENT BLU RAY RELEASE: Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour: Live At The Royal Festival Hall (2022)

Across two disks, this concert film has four song movements — Tubular Bells, The Gem, Summit Day, Moonlight Shadow — plus a bonus feature-length documentary that explores the history and legacy of Tubular Bells. It also has how the new live production came together — filmed over three nights at the Royal Festival Hall with dance and acrobats — and a bonus interview with Tubular Bells creator Mike Oldfield, who said, “I am sure that the 50th Anniversary Live Concert Experience of Tubular Bells will be spectacular, theatrical, fantastical and thrilling. I’m so excited it is premiering in 2021, marking 50 years from when I started writing the music and will be touring the world through to 2023, the 50th anniversary of the original album release.”

Tubular Bells has sold 17.5 million copies sold worldwide and 18 million streams, so nearly everyone knows it. Oldfield was 19 years old when it was originally recorded and he played almost all of the instruments. It’s amazing to hear live on this blu ray, as the original version has hundreds of overdubs. To hear it all played at once, all with multiple instrumentalists is a work of beauty.

You can get this from MVD.

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