Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells” – (1973)

Well, Halloween is this week and I thought I’d feature a pair of spooky tunes. First up is Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells.” It’s not really a song so much as an all-inclusive album – two sides not broken up into tracks. But, there was a cut – the opening part of Side One – which was used in the film The Exorcist, which is one of the best horror films of all time. The album reached #1 in two countries and an unauthorized-by-Oldfield single was released by Atlantic records in 1974, peaking at #7. I definitely count this as Halloween music.