CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Tubular Bells

LP (Item 475484) Virgin/Epic, 1973 — Condition: Very Good-
$1.99 ...

LP, Vinyl record album

(€1.78 || £1.53 || ¥221) (approx.)

Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but also by playing all instruments himself – in a one man symphony of sound that's pretty darn great! The main theme of the piece will be recognizable from it's stripped-down use in The Exorcist – but we really love Oldfield's expansion on it here in a range of different overdubbed instruments, which are also sometimes processed – and then introduced by Mike in a spoken part that's one of the highlights of the album.  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good - (minus)

  • Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
  • Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
  • This is the kind of record that you'd buy to play, but not because it looked that great. Still, the flaws should be mostly cosmetic, with nothing too deep that would ruin the overall record.
  • Examples include a record that has been kept for a while in a cover without the paper sleeve, or heavily played by a previous owner and has some marks across the surface. The record should play okay, though probably with surface noise.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


They Only Come Out At Night
Epic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
Features the classic "Frankenstein" – plus "Hangin Around", "Alta Mira", "We All Had A Real Good Time", "Round & Round", and "Undercover Man". LP, Vinyl record album
Solid Senders
Virgin, 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Open
Virgin (UK), 1979. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin, 1974. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
OMD (Compilation)
Epic, 1981. Very Good
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD compiled from the 1st album and "Organisation" – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of ... LP, Vinyl record album
All Shook Up
Epic, 1980. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Absolutely
Epic, 1977. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Moving Targets
Virgin (UK), 1978. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Dare
A&M/Virgin, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dream Sequence
Virgin (Germany), 1985. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
New Toy
Stiff/Epic, 1981. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top