Second House: Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield (BBC-2 1 Dec 1973)

A truly fabulous “in the round” performance for music show Second House of the whole first side of Mike Oldfield’s epic Tubular Bells album, pretty much note for note with Oldfield playing bass guitar and acoustic guitar and the legendary Steve Hillage taking most of the electric guitar parts.

The performance was recorded the day before broadcast.

Musicians featured include
MIKE OLDFIELD
STEVE HILLAGE
PIERRE MOERLEN
KARL JENKINS
TERRY OLDFIELD (Mike’s brother on flute)
FRED FRITH (of Henry Cow)
MICK TAYLOR
TOM NEWMAN
MIKE RATLEDGE

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production details
UK | BBC2

RUNNING TIME: 30 minutes | AIRDATE: 1 December 1973

MUSIC: Mike Oldfield | FILMED BY: William Pye, Colin Boothman | PRODUCTION DESIGN: J. Roger Lowe | DIRECTOR: Tony Staveacre

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