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."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."