"Moonlight Shadow" is a pop song written by British multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield and released as a single in May 1983 and included on the album Crises in the same year. The vocals were performed by the Scottish vocalist Maggie Reilly, who had joined Mike Oldfield in 1980. It has been his most successful single to date, with Tubular Bells being his most successful album worldwide. It is said that the lyrics were a reference to the death of John Lennon.
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