Richard Branson's favourite album
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 05, 2012
Richard Branson has revealed his favourite album of all time, taking a look back to his days at Virgin Records.
“It has to be Mike Oldfield’sTubular Bells. Call me biased, but it’s still one of the most influential records in modern music,” the Virgin Group Founder told Forbes.
“To produce Tubular Bells, Mike played more than 20 instruments and made more than 2,300 recordings. I was surprised how expensive tubular bells were to buy. ‘£20 for tubular bells?’ I asked. ‘They’d better be worth it.’ I can’t fault a guy for being such a perfectionist. After all, it sold 17 million copies around the world.”
Branson has also this week taken the opportunity to speak out in support of a modern day pop superstar, as he gave his backing to Lady Gaga. The singer recently courted controversy by smoking marijuana on stage in Holland, an act that Branson described as “ highlighting the logic of decriminalising drugs.”
So Richard has told us his, what about you? What’s your number one album of all time? We’d love to know, any fine suggestions will probably get a spin in the Virgin office this afternoon…