1984 Mike Oldfield – To France (UK:#48)

“To France” is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It is from the album Discovery and features Maggie Reilly on vocals.

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.

Album

Video

Musicians

All Other InstrumentsMike Oldfield
DrumsSimon Phillips
VocalsMaggie Reilly

Produced By

Mike Oldfield
Simon Phillips

Charts

US:# –
UK:#48