Competition alert: Win a Crosley Turntable and a copy of Tubular Bells

Image of a Crosley Turntable with Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells record.
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by Katie Fiddaman
25 May 2023

To celebrate 50 years since its original release with Virgin Records, Virgin Red is giving away 10 vinyl copies of Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield and 10 Crosley Turntables to play the record on.  

For members to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the quiz question correctly on the Virgin Red app or website before midnight on 16 June 2023, and you’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw.

Image of a Crosley Turntable with Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells record.

Enter the competition for a chance to win a copy of Tubular Bells and a Crosley Turntable

Tubular Bells is the debut studio album by English musician Mike Oldfield, originally released on 25 May 1973. It was the very first album released on Virgin Records and is credited for helping Virgin Records become the world's biggest record label at the time.  

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Records, said: “Mike came to us when he was about 15 years old, I was about 17 or 18 years old, and he had a tape that was beautiful and we took it around seven other record companies, nobody wants to sign him. So, we thought screw it, we’ve got to put this out and we formed a little record company to put it out. 

“On the back of that. We found lots of great bands and became I think the main independent record label in the world.” 

Oldfield, who was 19 years old when the album was recorded, plays most of the instruments on the predominantly instrumental album. 

Tubular Bells gained worldwide attention later that year in December 1973 when its opening theme was used for the soundtrack to the horror film, The Exorcist.

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Terms and conditions

Full terms and conditions apply. Please see here the key terms and conditions:

  • Promotion runs from 09:00am BST on 25 May 2023 and closes at 23:59pm BST on 16 June 2023. 18+ UK residents only.   

  • Employees of Virgin Red Limited, Virgin Management Limited, Virgin Enterprises Limited, Playable ApS, or anyone professionally connected with this Promotion and any member of their respective immediate families are excluded.   

  • Max. one entry per member.   

  • Ten lucky winners will win a Virgin-exclusive Crosley turntable with one copy of the record Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield.  

  • Each winner will be notified by email that they have won during the week of 3 July 2023 and asked to provide an address for delivery of their prize. Prizes will be dispatched by the Promoter within 28 days following each winner’s acceptance of the prize and provision of their delivery address (deliveries may be subject to postal delays).   

  • Promoter: Virgin Red Limited, 66 Porchester Road, London W2 6ET.