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Maggie Reilly

 B i o g r a p h y

Maggie Reilly (born in Glasgow on 15 September 1956) is a Scottish vocalist best known for her collaborations with the composer Mike Oldfield between 1980 and 1984, especially by performing the vocals on "Family Man" and other tracks on the album Five Miles Out (1982), "Moonlight Shadow" (1983), "Foreign Affair" (1983), and "To France" (1984). She was part of the 1970's pub-rock outfit Cado Belle, and released one album with them in 1976. In 1992, she issued her debut solo album Echoes, from which the singles "Everytime We Touch", "Tears In The Rain" and "Wait" were the most successful, followed by Midnight Sun (1993), Elena (1996), and Starcrossed (2000). She has also worked with many other artists, including Mike Batt (on his Hunting of the Snark album), Jack Bruce, Dave Greenfield & Jean-Jacques Burnel, Lesiëm, Ralph McTell, Simon Nicol (of Fairport Convention), Runrig, The Sisters of Mercy, and Smokie.

Best known for her lengthy collaboration with famed electronic composer Mike Oldfield, singer Maggie Reilly was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1956. She began her performing career during the early 1970s as a member of the local blues band Joe Cool; later renamed Cado Belle, the group's self-titled debut LP was issued in 1976. An EP followed a year later, but Cado Belle dissolved soon after, with Reilly turning to session work before signing on with the trio Riotous Assembly. She met Oldfield in 1979, and a year later contributed vocals to his album QE2; they collaborated on three more projects -- Five Miles Out, Crises and Discovery - before Reilly made her solo debut in 1984 with a cover of the classic "As Tears Go By." She spent the latter half of the decade focusing on raising a family, returning to music only intermittently, including a 1989 reunion with Oldfield on his album Earth Moving; finally, in 1992 Reilly issued her debut solo LP Echoes, followed a year later by Midnight Sun. Elena appeared in 1996.

Wikipedia, All Music Guide

Official Homepage: www.maggiereilly.co.uk

 A l b u m s

Solo Albums:
Echoes (Mambo Music, 1992)
Midnight Sun (Mambo Music, 1993)
Starcrossed (EMI Records, 2000)

with Mike Oldfield:
QE2 (Virgin Records, 1980)
Five Miles Out (Virgin Records, 1982)
Crises (Virgin Records, 1983)
Discovery (Virgin Records, 1984)
The complete Mike Oldfield (Virgin Records, 1985)