Born without social instincts many people take for granted, brought up in a troubled environment and possessed with an extraordinary musical talent, Mike Oldfield was thrust into the spotlight at the tender age of nineteen. His first album Tubular Bells went on to sell fifteen million copies worldwide and catapulted him into a stardom he was ill-equipped to cope with. From growing up with an alcoholic mother, to his feelings of alienation and struggles with depression, this book takes Mike from his early years, through his staggering fame, his broken marriages, years as a recluse, his rebirth experience at a controversial Exegesis seminar and beyond. Mike Oldfield has been on a journey few of us could ever imagine, and offers a message of hope to anybody who feels they live on the edge of society.
"A musical icon" Telegraph
Mike Oldfield's first album, Tubular Bells, spent a total of 250 weeks at number one in the UK album charts, was used as the theme tune to The Exorcist and won a 1974 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition. He is one of the most successful recording artists ever.