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Mike Oldfield: Lord Of The Rings

Mat Snow, MOJO, October 2009

He created one of the most monolithic albums of the '70s, but behind the ambitious swoop of Tubular Bells lies a story of darkness, bad acid and distrust that appears to haunt its creator. "I was possessed by some sort of evil spirit when I was writing it."

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