Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow

Mike Oldfield: Moonlight Shadow

 It was one of the the most successful songs written and performed by multi-musical-instrument specialist Mike Oldfield, reaching only number 4 in the British charts, but hitting the top spot in many other countries like Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Austria, and top positions in many other countries all-over.
It was part of the 1983 album Crises with vocals by Maggie Reilly who also sang live on one occasion, while others did on different tours and shows.
Possibly inspired by the murder of John Lennon, Mike Oldfield never gave a clear answer when asked, but the events described in the song don’t match the famous shooting.
The song was and is being used in movies, shows, jingles and more, with plenty of covers recorded.

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