It was a tale involving an American hit that Oldfield didn’t approve of, a hit horror film, a complete rearrangement and Richard Branson’s sister.
He combined the experimental and the radio-friendly, and returned to the UK top ten.
A new artist and a new record label were on people's lips in May 1973.
Mike Oldfield’s music has been on everything from movies to computer games. We trace some of the finest Mike Oldfield soundtrack appearances of all time.
Settle yourself in for a long, relaxing journey through some of the best ambient music, with uDiscover Music’s Ambient Music In 20 Songs playlist.
Released during their imperial Virgin Records era, ‘Rubycon’ remains one of Tangerine Dream’s most deathlessly compelling albums.
It was the 1974 record that provided the international awakening of the progressive masters.
Remembering the hugely important progressive rock musician Kevin Ayers, who died in France at the age of 68 on 18 February 2013.
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has a unique and much-revered place in the music firmament.
Our playlist celebrating a man who was part of a golden period for the Rolling Stones, and far more besides.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
'In Dulci Jubilo' was not just Oldfield's first UK top five single, but has become a part of the sound of Christmas in his home country.
It may get many people's vote as the ultimate Wings album, but it took nearly nine months to reach No. 1 in the UK.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The best Halloween songs are frightfully good, horribly catchy, and a right old monster mash-up of floor-filling classics. Look... if you dare...