Exposé Online banner

David Bedford

David Bedford
Country
England
Profile
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.
Website
Not on file
Related articles (7)
Releases on file (23)
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)

Latest news

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more

2018-07-01
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more

2018-06-25
Fred Chalenor RIP – We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched. » Read more

2018-06-13
Jon Hiseman RIP – One of the great drummers of the rock era has died. Jon Hiseman was a veteran of such ground-breaking groups as Colosseum (I and II), Tempest, John Mayal's Bleusbreakers, and was a founding member of the innovative large band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Hawkwind - Chronicle of the Black Sword – This incarnation of the band is the same as the one that released Church of Hawkwind, except Alan Davey became a full-fledged member, and Martin Griffin was replaced by Danny Thompson on drums and...  (1994) » Read more

Jeff Greinke - Virga – It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything new from Jeff Greinke, probably my own fault since he has close to 20 releases to his credit now and I’ve heard less than half that number – mostly...  (2010) » Read more

Finisterre - Finisterre – How good it is to hear a new Italian band with such a solid footing in the 70s. Sure they tinker around with some neo-progressivisms (and they do that quite well also), but it's clear that this...  (1995) » Read more

Soriah - Ofrendas de Luz a los Muertos – Sometimes music is a journey. Sometimes it’s maybe even more a journey than it is music, as is the case with Soriah’s work. He (I think that’s the appropriate pronoun) is credited...  (2008) » Read more

Andrew Booker - Ahead – Booker does it all himself on this new release of well-rounded progressive rock. Apart from a guest guitarist on the last track, Booker is the only musician credited; he ably handles guitar, keyboard,...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues