Originally, Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band performed the 'narration' on part one of Tubular Bells.

I recall a remix version, created I think for the BBC on one of the Tubular Bells anniversaries which was a complete re-recording using mainly sythesisers. This version was 'narrated' by the DJ John Peel and included the line:

A computer approximation of Tubular Bells

Is this version available to buy anywhere?


It's on Soundcloud, though I can't find it anywhere to buy.


  • Cool - I'll have a listen when I'm connected to a network that doesn't block streaming music sites :) – Pat Dobson Feb 26 '15 at 10:37
  • I tapped into it at about 5:45 just in time to hear your quote. Nice. – Tetsujin Feb 26 '15 at 10:39

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