In High Places (song)

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"In High Places"
In High Places (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield
from the album Crises
Released 7 September 1987 (1987-09-07)
Recorded Denham November 1982 – April 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:33
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Mike Oldfield (music)
Mike Oldfield & Jon Anderson (lyrics)
Producer(s) Mike Oldfield
Simon Phillips
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"Shine"
(1986)
"In High Places"
(1987)
"Islands"
(1987)

"In High Places" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). "In High Places" is from the album Crises, "Poison Arrows" is from Discovery and "Jungle Gardenia" is a non-album track.

Delayed single release[edit]

On the occasion of Virgin Records founder Richard Branson's launch of the then-largest hot-air balloon ever made, the song was released as a single in 1987 in the UK and Spain, four years after the Crises LP. It features Jon Anderson (lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes) on vocals and as co-writer.

Use in sampling[edit]

"In High Places" is sampled in Kanye West's song "Dark Fantasy" from the 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and in DJ Wich's song "Much Higher" from the 2008 album The Golden Touch.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In High Places" (Oldfield, Anderson) – 3:33
  2. "Poison Arrows" (Oldfield) – 3:53
  3. "Jungle Gardenia" (Oldfield) – 2:37

References[edit]