Mike Oldfield * TUBULAR BELLS * LP Rare 1973 Mint Pristine Condition. Issued on Virgin Records 1973 Stereo : VR 13-105. This is the U.S. First Pressing, not a reissue. Titles : Side 1 > Tubular Bells, Pt. 1 (25:36 )> Side 2 >Tubular Bells, Pt. 2 (23:20) .Tubular Bells is a record album, written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973. The late Vivian Stanshall provided the voice of the "Master of Ceremonies" who reads off the list of instruments at the end of the first movement. The piece was later orchestrated by David Bedford for The Orchestral Tubular Bells version and it had two sequels in the 1990s, Tubular Bells II and III. Tubular Bells stayed in the British charts for over five years, reaching the number 1 spot after more than a year and taking there for one week the place of his second album, Hergest Ridge, thereby becoming one of only three artists in the UK to knock himself off the first spot. It sold more than two million copies in the UK alone and according to some reports 15 to 17 million copies worldwide. The album went gold in the USA and Mike Oldfield received a Grammy Award for the best Instrumental Composition in 1975. LP Vinyl and Original Inner Sleeve in Pristine Like New Condition , Album Jacket is in Excellent Condition with normal scuffing and some minimal edge wear , no tears or splits . Great album cover art on front and back of this Original Jacket. This is the record that started it all for New Age Music in the U.S. , and interestingly the title track from this album was also used to great dramatic effect as the soundtrack for the ground-breaking horror film " The Exorcist " and became part of main-stream popular culture at the time. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.