“Foreign Affair” is a song written by Maggie Reilly and Mike Oldfield, which first appeared on Oldfield’s 1983 album Crises on Virgin Records.
The song was originally recorded during the Crises sessions between November 1982 and April 1983 at Oldfield’s studio in Denham, Buckinghamshire. On “Foreign Affair”, Oldfield plays a Fairlight CMI and Roland strings. Maggie Reilly provides vocals, and the co-producer, Simon Phillips plays Tama Drums and a shaker.
Oldfield performed the song on tour extensively in the 1980s. The song has since been featured on compilations such as The Platinum Collection, Collection, Elements Boxset and Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield.