Mike Oldfield’s Single / Froggy Went A-Courting is a UK only single by Mike Oldfield from 1974. Oldfield produced this new piece in place of the American single. Instead of using either of the 2 popular excerpts from that single, Oldfield chose to re-arrange a section of “Tubular Bells part 2” featuring Lindsay Cooper on oboe, who had played a similar section on Hergest Ridge.
Side 2 is the popular children’s song, set to a new melody by Oldfield, and spoken rather than sung by Mike Oldfield and Vanessa Branson (sister of Virgin boss Richard Branson), who take turns reciting lines.
Very rare. Original White Virgin Label. UK Version. 45 Virgin VS 101 1974 *****