Monday, December 1, 2008

Interlude: Recently revived members of the public

In 1973 Mike Oldfield, fresh from the release of Tubular Bells, was ensconced in a sprawling Oxfordshire manor home to record his Next Big Hit. He had worked up a version of the traditional Sailor's Hornpipe just for fun, and after a fairly serious round of drinking performed same on the move through the many rooms of the house, with sodden commentary by BBC personality Vivian Stanshall.

The result was...well...just listen:

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