The multi-instrumentalist found himself in the unusual position of seeing his second album replaced at the top by his first.
The pioneering Sheffield post-punk outfit issued a slew of influential titles for Rough Trade and Virgin during their heyday.
The scope of Ayers' work paved the way for many other psych-rock musicians.
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.
The fast-rising dance-pop specialists' new album, 'Cyclorama' is also due for release on June 25.
In tribute to the co-founder of the pioneering group, and its only constant member.
The new tour dates include shows in Dublin, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.
A new artist and a new record label were on people's lips in May 1973.
The British band's signature song became one of the most memorable pop hits of the 1980s.
The film arrives on Amazon Music on February 10.
'Tubular Bells – Live In Concert', will feature musical direction from Oldfield’s long-time collaborator Robin A. Smith, with the album performed by an expansive live group.
'In Dulci Jubilo' was not just Oldfield's first UK Top 5 single, but has become a part of the sound of Christmas in his home country.
The Midwestern trio began life as a reaction to an oversaturation of aggressive, distorted rock, and instead of adding their own voice to the din, they turned it down instead.
The film also features interviews with Virgin Records' Simon Draper and musicians such as Steve Hillage, Jon Field, Steve Broughton and Terry Oldfield.
The band's new shows are at Halifax's Piece Hall and in Cheshire's Delamere Forest in July next year.