Far Above the Clouds

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"Far Above the Clouds"
Mike Oldfield - Far Above the Clouds.jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album Tubular Bells III
Released12 April 1999 (1999-04-12)
FormatCD single
GenreProgressive rock
Length5:30 (Album version)
LabelWarner Music UK
Songwriter(s)Mike Oldfield
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Man in the Rain"
"Far Above the Clouds"
"To Be Free"
CD single 2
Far Above the Clouds (Mike Oldfield).jpg

"Far Above the Clouds" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released on 12 April 1999. The single is the final track from the album Tubular Bells III. "Far Above the Clouds" similarly features tubular bells in fashion with the part-one-finales of Oldfield's previous works, Tubular Bells and Tubular Bells II.[1]

On 27 July 2012 at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony Oldfield performed renditions of Tubular Bells, "Far Above the Clouds" and "In Dulci Jubilo" during a segment about the NHS. This rendition appears on the soundtrack album Isles of Wonder.


It charted at number 53 in the UK Singles Chart.

Chart (1999) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 53

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Mike Oldfield.

UK CD 1[edit]

  1. "Far Above the Clouds" (Timewriter's Radio Mix) - 3:38
  2. "Far Above the Clouds" (Jam & Spoon Mix) - 9:54
  3. "Far Above the Clouds" (Original Version) - 3:52

UK CD 2[edit]

  1. "Far Above the Clouds" (Jam & Spoon - Deep Inside the Club Mix) 10:24
  2. "Far Above the Clouds" (Timewriter's Big Bag of Secrets) - 6:18
  3. "Far Above the Clouds" (Jam & Spoon Far Below the Bass Edit) - 3:12


  1. ^ "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Mike Oldfield: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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