Bedford, David

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Instructions For Angels
Used - LP - V 2090
Rare 1977 UK Laminated Jacket Original With Custom Lyric Inner Sleeve. Appears Unplayed. Features Mike Oldfield, Mike Ratledge And The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra. more
Nurses Song With Elephants
Used - LP - IMP 1008
1972 Promo Label Featuring Mike Oldfield And Kevin Ayers. LP Looks Unplayed. Small COH. more
Nurses Song With Elephants
New - LP - IMP 008
Sealed 1972 Original. “To Most People, David Bedford Is Best Known For His Work With Kevin Ayers And Roy Harper, But Bedford Was Already A Composer With Avant-Garde Credentials Before Teaming Up With Them. The Title Track, For Example, Is A Piece For Ten Acoustic Guitars, With Elephants Represented By A Moistened Thumb Dragged Across The Back Of The Soundbox; The "Nurse's Song" Is Actually A Setting Of The Blake Poem, With A Bass Guitar Accompaniment By Mike Oldfield (With Whom Bedford Had Worked In The Whole World). Every Track Here Is Scored For Unusual Ensembles, Such As "Sad And Lonely Faces," Which Has Six Pianos And Four Woodwinds, Behind Ayers Intoning A Poem, Or "Some Bright Stars For Queen's College," With 80 Voices And 27 Plastic Twirlers. In Some Ways, It's A Product Of Its Time, When Boundary-Pushing In Modern Classical Music Was The Norm, Not The Exception. And As Such, Some Of It Works, Some Of It Is Experimentalism For Its Own Sake. Not The Best, Or Most Cohesive, Of Bedford's Records, It's Still Pleasant To Hear Again.” – Chris Nickson, All Music Guide more
New - LP - V 2070
Sealed 1976 UK Original. “The Combination Of Rock And Classical Elements Are Heightened On Bedford's Musical Portrayal Of Homer's Odyssey As His Multi-Layered Keyboard Work Solidly Defines The Essence Of Each Individual Track. Conjuring Up Mood, Compelling Rhythmic Textures, And Elaborate Choral Arrangements That Float Above The Use Of The Hammond Organ And The ARP 2600 Synthesizer, Bedford With The Help Of The Queen's College Choir Presents A Conceptual Piece That Stays Magnificently On Course Without Losing Its Progressive Rock Overtones. Mike Oldfield Plays Guitar On "The Phaeacian Games" And Again On "The Sirens" While Andy Summers Makes An Appearance Here As Well, Contributing His Guitar Know-How On "Circe's Island" Before Becoming Part Of The Police. Even With The Utilization Of These Guitar Virtuosos, The Emphasis Cannot Be Sidetracked From Bedford's Dexterity And Excellence As A Keyboard Player. "The Battle In The Hall" Is Set To A Rambunctious Pace, While The Five Inclusions Of "Penelope's Shroud" Reflects The Subtlety Of The Piano And Organ. His Employment Of Such Simplistic Props As Wine Glasses, Lone Gongs, And Cymbals Don't Go Unnoticed Either, And The Welcomed Addition Of Oboes And Recorders Helps To Reinforce A Classical Ambience In A Number Of Pieces. This Album Along With 1975's The Ancient Mariner Are Bedford's Greatest Solo Achievements, With The Odyssey Exhibiting A More Progressive Environment On The Whole.” Mike DeGagne, AMG. more
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Used - LP - V 2038
Beautiful 1975 UK Original. Features Mike Oldfield. more
Star Clusters, Nebulae & Places In Devon / The Song Of White Horse
Used - LP - OM 1
Beautiful 1981 UK Original. features The Nash Ensemble And Queen's College Choir Conducted By Steuart Bedford With Mike Ratledge And David Beford, Keyboards. Soloist: Diana Coulson.. more
Star's End
Used - LP - VR 13 114
1974 Original Featuring Mike Oldfield And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley. Small Saw Cut. more
Star's End
New - LP - VR 13-114
Sealed 1974 Original, Saw Notch. more
Star's End
Used - LP - V 2020
Beautiful 1974 UK Original With Different Artwork Than The US Pressing. Features Mike Oldfield And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley. Vinyl Appears Glossy. more
Star's End
Used - LP - VR 13-114
1974 US Original Richmond PRC Press, Still In Shrink-Wrap. Featuring Mike Oldfield And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley. more
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Used - LP - V 2038
1975 UK 2nd Label. Features Mike Oldfield. Mild Spine Wear. more

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