He combined the experimental and the radio-friendly, and returned to the UK top ten.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
The multi-instrumentalist found himself in the unusual position of seeing his second album replaced at the top by his first.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
On 28 August 1974, Mike Oldfield released his sophisticated solo effort and follow-up to 'Tubular Bells', the ambitious 'Hergest Ridge'.
The music world is full of talented multi-instrumentalists, and the best one-man bands have a unique vision that only they can achieve, alone in the studio.
Listen to our playlist of no fewer than 50 covers from the ABBA catalogue, in every style imaginable.
Mike Oldfield's progressive music masterpiece Tubular Bells has undergone an unlikely reinvention — with a brass band, on the new album Tubular Brass.
uDiscover Music's celebration of the best tracks that contain the human voice in narrative, rather than rhyming form.
On 2 December, Mike Oldfield will release vinyl reissues of rarities collection ‘Collaborations’ and live double-album ‘Exposed’.
Released in September 2006, Enigma’s ‘A Posteriori’ received a Best New Age album nomination at Grammys, and its reputation continues to grow.
With Metallica as its ambassadors, Record Store Day 2016 has been announced for 16 April and features must-have 7"s, LPs, box sets and coloured vinyl.
Green Desert provides the missing link between the raw, experimental Atem and the focused sheen of Phaedra, and is sublime in its own right.
Sometimes overlooked in the wake of its two chart-conquering predecessors, Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! is still ripe for rediscovery.
Mike Oldfield reissues Discovery and The Killing Fields on 29 January 2016, along with a brand-new mix, The 1984 Suite.
‘Tubular Bells II’ made its UK debut on the chart of 12 September 1992 for Mike Oldfield, and wasted no time rekindling the popularity of its predecessor.