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David Bedford

David Bedford
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David Vickerman Bedford (4 August 1937 - 1 October 2011) was an English composer and musician. He wrote and played both popular and classical music. He was probably best known for providing orchestral arrangements for artists including Mike Oldfield, Kevin Ayers, Roy Harper, Camel, and many others.
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Roy Harper — Royal Festival Hall London June 10 2001 Roy Harper — Royal Festival Hall London June 10 2001
(Science Friction HUCD035, 2001, 2CD)
Tom Newman — Variations on a Rhythm of Mike Oldfield - David Bedford Tom Newman — Variations on a Rhythm of Mike Oldfield - David Bedford
(Voiceprint BP191CD, 1995, CDEP)
David Bedford — Great Equatorial David Bedford — Great Equatorial
(Voiceprint VP156CD, 1994, CD)
Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher) Various Artists — Miniatures (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan-Fisher)
(Blueprint BP159CD, 1980/1994, CD)
Mike Oldfield — QE2 Mike Oldfield — QE2
(Caroline CAR 1857, 1980/2000, CD)
Mike Oldfield — Exposed Mike Oldfield — Exposed
(Caroline CAR 1852, 1979/2000, 2CD)
Mike Oldfield — Platinum (Airborn) Mike Oldfield — Platinum (Airborn)
(Caroline CAR 1856, 1979/2000, CD)
Mike Oldfield — The Space Move: The Original Soundtrack Mike Oldfield — The Space Move: The Original Soundtrack
(Gonzo Multimedia TPCD192, 1979/2015, CD+DVD)
Mike Oldfield — Incantations Mike Oldfield — Incantations
(Caroline CAR 1854, 1978/2000, CD)
David Bedford — The Odyssey David Bedford — The Odyssey
(Virgin CDOVD 444, 1976/1994, CD)
David Bedford — The Rime of the Ancient Mariner David Bedford — The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
(Virgin CDOVD 443, 1976/1994, CD)
Roy Harper — HQ (When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease) Roy Harper — HQ (When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease)
(Science Friction HUCD048, 1975/2012, CD)
Mike Oldfield — Hergest Ridge Mike Oldfield — Hergest Ridge
(Caroline CAR 49368, 1974/2000, CD)
Roy Harper — Valentine Roy Harper — Valentine
(Science Friction HUCD015, 1974/1994, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Bananamour Kevin Ayers — Bananamour
(EMI 07243-582780-2-6, 1973/2003, CD)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Mike Oldfield — The Orchestral Tubular Bells The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Mike Oldfield — The Orchestral Tubular Bells
(Virgin MIKECD 3, 1973/2000, CD)
David Bedford — Nurses Song with Elephants David Bedford — Nurses Song with Elephants
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2276, 1972/2011, CD)
Kevin Ayers — What More Can I Say... Kevin Ayers — What More Can I Say...
(Reel Recordings RR 009, 1972/2008, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Whatevershebringswesing Kevin Ayers — Whatevershebringswesing
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1972/2003, CD)
Roy Harper — Stormcock Roy Harper — Stormcock
(Science Friction HUCD047, 1971/2007, CD)
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Hyde Park Free Concert 1970 Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Hyde Park Free Concert 1970
(Reel Recordings RR 002, 1970/2007, CD)
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Shooting at the Moon Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — Shooting at the Moon
(EMI 07243-582777-2-2, 1970/2003, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1969/2003, CD)

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