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Blue Peter (Oldfield)   [2021]

Blue Peter (Oldfield) Released by :
Saul Cross

Release Date :
8 April 2021

Type :
C64 Music

Blue Peter Theme

Released At :
Kids TV Show Music Compo

User rating:awaiting 8 votes (3 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Music .... Saul Cross of RGCD

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http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/211863/Blue Peter (Oldfield).sid (downloads: 82)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/211864/Blue Peter (Oldfield).prg (downloads: 70)

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User Comment
Submitted by Motion on 9 April 2021
Nice rendition of 'Barnacle Bill'. A great tune from our childhood.
User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 9 April 2021
Thanks for the positive comments. My main drive was to try to recreate that sped up Roland SH2000 lead effectively and it was done from memory so I would guess is not the most accurate (having watched the clip that was posted below form the BBC archive I know there are a lot of areas for improvement lol).
User Comment
Submitted by JCH on 9 April 2021
Damn nice. I was a big fan of Mike Oldfield as a kid and owned the LP.
User Comment
Submitted by chancer on 9 April 2021
@saulc12 remember oldfields version is a cover version also. the very original is from 1958 and called "Barnacle Bill" . Dad used to work pass the blue peter garden to get to his bit of the beeb. Loved how he didn't know what a quantel was and the value of it, bless him.
User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 9 April 2021
That corrects my dates lol, so from 1982 rather than 1978, how the memory cheats...
User Comment
Submitted by chancer on 9 April 2021
there is clips of oldfield making this on "bbc archieve" FB page.. and youtube, if you are interested.. it shows him using tape to play the keyboard parts at halftime also. https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/1348387395506122
User Comment
Submitted by Mibri on 8 April 2021
Lovely version of a British TV classic theme tune! Fantastic choice :)
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 8 April 2021
User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 8 April 2021
From probably the most famous and longest running of all British kid's TV shows, my interpretation of Mike Oldfield's arrangement of the theme (which was used on the show from around 1978 to 1990.
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