Mike Oldfield – Opus One


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mike Oldfield’s quintessential Tubular Bells, the original demo for the album, Opus One, will be released on vinyl for the very first time. Exclusive to Record Store Day 2023, the vinyl will be released on the 22nd April.

Find your nearest participating store here.

Also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tubular Bells, the iconic masterpiece will be performed live with a full band across the UK in Spring 2023, conducted and arranged by Oldfield’s long-term collaborator Robin Smith. See more about the tour here.

A bold and progressive fusion, Tubular Bells is a journey through classical, jazz, folk, prog rock and electronica.

Sample the album and find it on your favorite streaming service:

Tubular Bells the debut studio album by English multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter Mike Oldfield conceived in 1971 and finally released in 1973. Oldfield who was just 17 years old when he started composing the music, recorded and played almost all of the instruments on the album. It gained worldwide acclaim when the opening theme was used for the soundtrack of the horror film, The Exorcist and went on to become the highest selling instrumental album of all time

For more information and music samples, visit mikeoldfieldofficial.com.