Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells is perhaps the most unlikely smash hit record ever to be released.
The beautiful and sprawling progressive Celtic-folk-rock opus shot to number one in album charts around the world in 1973 and 1974, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin music empire.
Now, forty years later, multi-instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts have arranged the entire score of Tubular Bells to be played out by just two blokes, bringing the influential masterpiece to life with all of its multi-layered madness and subtle beauty intact. Watch the videos Edinburg Fringe 2012:
Video Blog Ep1 - Tubular Bells for Two
The crew take you on a tour of some of the sights in and around Edinburgh.