2008 release of Music of the Spheres. After 35 years, another first - Mike's first 'classical' album, Music of the Spheres. The concept is the relative movements of objects in space creating mathematical relationships which can be expressed as music and harmonies, but what exactly is Classical music? Although there are many opinions about period, instruments, form and complexity, most seem to agree that Classical music will last the test of time. Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends Progressive Rock, Folk, Ethnic or World music, Classical music, Electronic music, New Age and recently Dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature. He is best known for his hit 1973 album Tubular Bells which broke new ground as an instrumental concept album and launched Virgin Records.