Crime of Passion” is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). The song features Barry Palmer performing vocals.

The front cover features a black and white photograph of Mike Oldfield’s mother Maureen, who died in January 1974, ten years before the release of this single.

The music video for “Crime of Passion” takes place in a surrealistic children’s play room featuring books, giant blocks (with letters on them), a girl on a swing, a military drummer and a clown. In the video Oldfield performs in a ‘mechanical’ fashion with Ovation and Fender Stratocaster guitars, while Palmer sits on a box and sings. The video is available on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video.

Mike Oldfield – Crime Of Passion Ultrasound 12inch Version