The musical theme used in “To France” was also used on the first track on side two of the Discovery album, “Talk About Your Life”. It references Mary, Queen of Scots, in its chorus. The B-sides for the single are the non-album tracks “In the Pool” and “Bones”. The B-sides later reappeared on the reissue of the “Moonlight Shadow” single in 1993.
The music video that appears on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video for “To France” is a mock-live performance of the song. Oldfield plays a Fender Stratocaster in the video.
Discovery or its alternative title Discovery & The Lake (as printed on the album rear and spine) is the ninth album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It was recorded at Oldfield’s then-home in Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps where he was living for tax reasons. Oldfield also wrote The Killing Fields, the soundtrack to […]
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