Far Above The Clouds Press Release

April, 1999


Mike Oldfield
"Secrets/Far Above The Clouds" released April 12th on WEA

"Secrets/Far Above The Clouds" is the uplifting new single from Mike Oldfield featuring radical dance rworkings of the original "Tubular Bells" track.

Mike is no stranger to dance culture having spent time absorbing the vibrant club scene as a resident of the party island Ibiza. The effects of this period can be traced to the inclusion of full-on dance reworkings of the track by two masters of the trade - Jam & Spoon and The Time Writer - which have been championed by DJ's Pete Tong, Nick Warren and Graham Gold.

The acclaimed Frankfurt-based remixer The Time Writer aka Frank Cochois has contributed 2 mixes and has previously worked with Boy George on his 'Jesus Loves You' project. There are also 3 reworkings by the renowned Jam & Spoon who have remixed artists as diverse as Pet Shop Boys, Quincy Jones, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and the Stereo MC's amongst others.

The full tracklisting is...
Timewriter's Radio Mix
Jam & Spoon Mix
Album Version

Jam & Spoon "Deep Inside The Club" Mix
Timewriter's "Big Bag Of Secrets" Mix
Jam & Spoon "Far Below The Bass" Mix

Side A. - Jam & Spoon Mix
Side B. - Timewriter's "Big Bag Of Secrets" Mix

Mike will be playing his first U.K. indoor dates for 6 years this summer as part of the 30 date "Then and Now" European Tour. The 2 dates are Wembley Arena (July 13th), and NEC Birmingham (July 14th). Tickets are on sale now from the Official Mike Oldfield Credit Card Hotline - 0990 321 321 and the usual outlets.

Since his earth-shattering 1973 debut, "Tubular Bells", Mike Oldfield has sold well over 40 million albums world-wide. Having practically defined his own genre of music with albums ranging from "Five Miles Out" (1982) and "Islands" (1987), Mike has continued his tradition of experimentation and innovation with his 2 million-selling 1992 WEA debut "Tubular Bells II" and its successors "The Songs Of Distant Earth" (1994) and "Voyager" (1996).

Mike's brand new album "Guitars" is released on May 24th.

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