This is the sole new song on Tubular Beats, a remix album featuring collaborations between Mike Oldfield and Torsten Stenzel of the German Electronica duo York.
The track features Finnish singer Tarja Turunen, who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. She stated in a press release that Oldfield is one of her idols, adding: "My work in this song was inspired by Mike's (1987 single) 'Islands' featuring another of my youth idols: Bonnie Tyler,. A way to thank them for the nice melodies I grew up with was to add a line from their hit. And I believe Mike liked the idea too. That's how 'Never Too Far' was born."