Tubular Bells Live! Phil Toms makes the impossible, possible.

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The last time Tubular Bells was performed live was I think in 1998 (The 2012 Olympics played just the intro). In fact, at a recent classical performance of Tubular Bells live they stated it was ‘too hard’ to perform the original multi-instrumental pieces in their entirety. Tough maybe, but not impossible. Step forward Mr. Phil … Continue reading “Tubular Bells Live! Phil Toms makes the impossible, possible.”

Hard Times are Over

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In November 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono released ‘Double Fantasy’. It was John’s first album release since 1973’s flop, ‘Mind Games’. The intervening years had seen major changes in the couple’s life. Mind Games had been a massive flop in comparison to his 1971 album ‘Imagine’. With initial encouragement from Yoko, John disappeared on an … Continue reading “Hard Times are Over”

Hotel California by the Eagles – 30 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know…

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Hotel California remains one of the most revered and successful records of the last century. Released at the very height of the band’s fame, the album and single and have remained evergreen to this day. Covering themes of excess and success, the album continues to entertain and beguile in equal measures. I only started listening … Continue reading “Hotel California by the Eagles – 30 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know…”