Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mike Oldfield rose to global fame on the success of Tubular Bells, an eerie, album-length conceptual piece employed to stunning effect in William Friedkin's 1973 film The Exorcist; it has since sold some 15 million copies and become an indelible entry in the history of popular instrumental music. Oldfield enjoys a special place in pop history not only for his most famous composition, but as a bridge between prog-rock, new age, mainstream pop, and cinematic music. His other '70s recordings (Hergest Ridge, Ommadawn, Incantations) are widely considered prog-rock classics, comprised of sounds ranging from Celtic folk and guitar rock to jazz, spidery funk, and neo-classical. In addition to Tubular Bells, Oldfield's music has been widely used in films. He composed the Golden Globe-nominated score ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Tubular Bells 1973 Tubular Bells Virgin
 
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Hergest Ridge 1974 Hergest Ridge Blue Plate / Caroline Distribution
 
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Ommadawn 1975 Ommadawn Virgin
 
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The Orchestral Tubular Bells 1975 The Orchestral Tubular Bells Alliance / EMI Music Distribution / Virgin
 
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Incantations 1978 Incantations Blue Plate
 
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Exposed 1979 Exposed Blue Plate / Plan 9
 
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Platinum 1979 Platinum Caroline Distribution
 
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Airborne 1980 Airborne
 
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QE2 1980 QE2 Blue Plate / Caroline Distribution
 
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Five Miles Out 1982 Five Miles Out Blue Plate / Plan 9
 
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Crises 1983 Crises Blue Plate / Plan 9
 
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Discovery 1984 Discovery Blue Plate / Plan 9
 
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The Killing Fields [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 1984 The Killing Fields [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Mercury
 
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Islands 1987 Islands Virgin
 
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Earth Moving 1989 Earth Moving Virgin
 
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Amarok 1990 Amarok Blue Plate / Caroline Distribution / EMI
 
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Heaven's Open 1991 Heaven's Open EMI / Import
 
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Tubular Bells 2 1992 Tubular Bells 2 Reprise / Warner Bros.
 
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The Songs of Distant Earth 1994 The Songs of Distant Earth Reprise / Warner Bros.
 
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The Voyager 1996 The Voyager Warner Bros. / WEA
 
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Tubular Bells III 1998 Tubular Bells III Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp. / Warner Bros. / WEA
 
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Guitars 1999 Guitars WEA International
 
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The Millennium Bell 1999 The Millennium Bell WEA / WEA International
 
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Tres Lunas 2002 Tres Lunas WEA International
 
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Tubular Bells 2003 2003 Tubular Bells 2003 Rhino / WEA International
 
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Light + Shade 2005 Light + Shade Universal / Mercury
 
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Making Tracks 2007 Making Tracks Terry Oldfield
 
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Music of the Spheres 2008 Music of the Spheres Decca
 
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Music of the Spheres: Live in Bilbao 2008 Music of the Spheres: Live in Bilbao Universal Classics
 
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The Collection 2009 The Collection
 
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Man on the Rocks 2014 Man on the Rocks EMI / Virgin / Virgin EMI
 
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The Space Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2015 The Space Movie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Gonzo Distribution Ltd. / Tony Palmer
 
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Return to Ommadawn 2017 Return to Ommadawn Mercury / Virgin EMI
 
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Journey Into Space Journey Into Space New Earth Records
 
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