Far Far Away (3:37)

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“Far Far Away” was released as a single to promote the film titled Slade in Flame. The single was originally released on 7” vinyl. It was re-released in Germany in 1993 as a CD single as well as a 7” vinyl.

In recent times, Far Far Away has been chosen to get Slade back in the UK charts through a Facebook group.

As referenced in singer Noddy Holder’s biography, Far Far Away remains his favourite Slade song.

Holder originally came up with the lyrics while standing on a balcony overlooking the Mississippi river in Memphis. Manager Chas Chandler inspired Holder to complete the song. Jim contributed the chorus to Holder’s verse.

In 2011, the song was performed live on German TV by the current lineup of Slade featuring original members guitarist Dave Hill and drummer Don Powell with bassist John Berry and vocalist Mal McNulty.

The Record Mirror polls of early 1975 voted “Far Far Away” as number one in the top single poll.

In a early 1986 Slade fan club magazine interview, guitarist Dave Hill spoke of the song’s lyrics. “The song was written about being abroad wasn’t it? ‘Yellow lights go down the Missisippi’ and all that - being in the States and wanting to go back home. They were just experiences. Obviously, when you are on the road, you are writing about being on the road, you’re writing about what’s going on.”

The song was originally titled “Letting Loose Around The World”.

“Far Far Away” was voted #2 of the top three Slade single sleeves in the Slade Fan Club Poll of 1979.

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I've seen the yellow lights go down the Mississippi
I've seen the bridges of the world and they're for real
I've had a red light of the wrist without me
Even gettin' kissed, it still seems so unreal

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