Tubular Bells - Live Performances - 2012 Olympics Performance

2012 Olympics Performance

On 27 July 2012 at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Mike Oldfield performed during a segment about the NHS. A studio version of this performance appears on the soundtrack album Isles of Wonder. Although listed as "Tubular Bells" / "In Dulci Jubilo", Mike Oldfield's track consists of a number of parts; the first being the introduction piece to his Tubular Bells in its normal arrangement, then this is followed by a rearranged version of that same theme that during interviews Oldfield has called "swingular bells". The piece that is used when children's literature villains appear features two arrangements of "Far Above the Clouds" (from Tubular Bells III), and finally as the Mary Poppins characters appear to drive off the villains, there is a rendition of "In Dulci Jubilo" followed by a short coda.

This version was released as a 500 copy limited edition pink/blue vinyl single on 8 October 2012. This lists the movements as: i. "Tubular Bells (Part One Excerpt)", ii. "Tubular Bells (Part One Swing)", iii. "Tubular Bells (Part Two Excerpt)", iv. "Tubular Bells III (Far Above the Clouds)", v. "Mary Poppins Arrival", vi. "Fanfare for the Isles of Wonder", vii. "In Dulci Jubilo", viii. "Olympic Tubular Bells Coda". This was also released on iTunes as "Tubular Bells / In Dulci Julio (Music from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games)"

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... On 27 July 2012 at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Mike Oldfield performed during a segment about the NHS ... A studio version of this performance appears on the soundtrack album Isles of Wonder ... was released as a 500 copy limited edition pink/blue vinyl single on 8 October 2012 ...

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