Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock with such genres as folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music, New Age, and more recently, dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his 1973 hit album Tubular Bells, which launched Virgin Records, and for his 1983 hit single "Moonlight Shadow". He is also well known for his hit rendition of the Christmas piece "In Dulci Jubilo".
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The Collection 2009
Reviewed by Chris Jones
Oldfield's magnum opus and assorted hits, remastered for the 21st century.
Music Of The Spheres 2008
Reviewed by Sid Smith
So much of Music Of The Spheres sounds like an old arrival rather than a new departure.