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David Bedford: Albion's Astronaut

Mike Barnes, The Wire, March 2011

Trained by the European avant garde, British composer David Bedford helped launch Mike Oldfield and Kevin Ayers's pastoral rock into orbit with his cosmically aligned orchestrations. By Mike Barnes.

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