Tom Newman (musician)
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Not to be confused with Thomas Newman.
|Birth name||Thomas Dennis Newman|
|Born||May 7, 1943|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, musician|
|Associated acts||Mike Oldfield|
Thomas Dennis "Tom" Newman (born 07 May 1943 in Perivale) is an English record producer and musician (rhythm guitar). In 1970 he began working with Richard Branson and helped to found The Manor Studio in Oxford for the nascent Virgin Records. There, he produced the recording of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
In 1968 he played in a band called July whose only album was the eponymous "July" on UK Major Minor and US Epic. 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 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.
Reviewing Newman's 1977 Fine Old Tom LP, Robert Christgau wrote in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981): "Tom seems to have recorded this far across the sea in 1975, but more than that even my Anglophile sources can't tell me. Analogies: Dave Edmunds (studiomania and general non-esoteric musical orientation, although Newman isn't interested in overpowering anyone), Ray Davies (vaguely but persistently, for both eccentricity and vocal approach), Eno (more precisely, not only for eccentricity and vocal approach but also for style of smarts, although Newman isn't so blatantly avant-garde). Pretty catchy."
- 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)
- "The Calling" (2015)
- Not a complete list
- Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield (1973)
- Froggy Went A-Courting – Mike Oldfield (1974)
- Hatfield and the North – Hatfield and the North (1973)
- Hergest Ridge – Mike Oldfield (1974)
- Platinum – Mike Oldfield (1979)
- All Right Now (unreleased single) – Mike Oldfield (1980)
- Celebration - Sally Oldfield (1980)
- 101 Live Letters (1981)
- Doll By Doll – Doll By Doll (1981)
- Grand Passion – Doll By Doll (1982) Co-producer with Jackie Leven
- Five Miles Out – Mike Oldfield (1982) Co-producer
- Captured – Natasha (1982)
- Islands – Mike Oldfield (1987)
- Amarok – Mike Oldfield (1990)
- Heaven's Open – Mike Oldfield (1991)
- Tubular Bells II – Mike Oldfield (1992)
- Six Elementary Songs – Clodagh Simonds (1996)
- Neon Emptiness EP – Cyan2 (1999)
- "Mike Oldfield (with Mick Taylor, Steve Hillage and members of Henry Cow, Gong and Soft Machine) – Tubular Bells (Live BBC Video 1973)". MOG. Archived from the original on August 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: N". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Newman Music: Tom Newman official site, and also of his son Jim Newman - link dead 12.1.2016
- Tom Newman discography at Discogs