Tom Newman (musician)

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Not to be confused with Thomas Newman.

Tom Newman
Birth name Thomas Dennis Newman
Origin Perivale
Occupation(s) record producer, musician
Years active 1960s –present
Associated acts Mike Oldfield

Tom Newman (born Thomas Dennis Newman at Perivale in 1943) is an English record producer and musician (rhythm guitar). In 1970 he began working with Richard Branson and helped to found the The Manor Studio in Oxford for the nascent Virgin Records. There, he produced the recording of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

Career[edit]

In 1968 he played in a band called July whose only album was the eponymous "July" (Major Minor). Prior to that, he was in a British band called "The Tomcats" who were based in Spain. In 1966, they recorded at least three EP's on Spanish Philips (436387, 436388 and 436826).

In 1970, Newman began working with Richard Branson and helped build the The Manor Studio in Oxford. It was there he met the 18-year old Mike Oldfield who lent him a rough demo tape of what would become Tubular Bells.

In November 1973, Newman participated in a live-in-the-studio performance of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells for the BBC.[1] It is available on Oldfield's Elements DVD.

Newman released some albums as a solo musician and produced several albums for other artists, most notably with Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells, Tubular Bells II, Heaven's Open).

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • Fine Old Tom (1975)
  • Live at the Argonaut (1975) - Never released by Virgin, except test-pressings. Only released under Voiceprint label in 1995
  • Faerie Symphony (1977)
  • Bayou Moon (1986)
  • Aspects (1986)
  • Ozymandias (1988)
  • Hotel Splendide [Live] (1997)
  • Snow Blind (1997)
  • Faerie Symphony and Other Stories (1999)
  • Tall Scary Things (1999)
  • The Hound Of Ulster (1999)

As producer[edit]

Not a complete list

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