Let There Be Light (song)

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"Let There Be Light" is a single
Single (music)
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a recording of fewer tracks than an LP or a CD. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, the single is a song that is released separately from an album, but it can still appear...

 by musician Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield
Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music, New Age, and more recently, dance. His music is often elaborate and complex in nature...

, released in 1995. It is from the album The Songs of Distant Earth
The Songs of Distant Earth (album)
The Songs of Distant Earth is the 16th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1994. It is based on Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction novel The Songs of Distant Earth.- Release details :...

 and uses audio from the Apollo 8
Apollo 8
Apollo 8, the second manned mission in the American Apollo space program, was the first human spaceflight to leave Earth orbit; the first to be captured by and escape from the gravitational field of another celestial body; and the first crewed voyage to return to Earth from another celestial...

 space mission.

Music video

The second pressing of the enhanced CD album (one of the first enhanced CDs) contains the full version of the "Let There Be Light" video. Footage from the "Let There Be Light" music video also appeared in the BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

 science fiction
Science fiction
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 documentary series
Documentary film
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 Future Fantastic
Future Fantastic
Future Fantastic was a British documentary television series which premiered in 1996. This show looked at the how science and science fiction complement each other, and how ideas and technologies from the past are helping to shape our future...

. The music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh.


  1. "Let There Be Light" (Mike Oldfield)
  2. "Indian Lake" (Mike Oldfield)
  3. "Let There Be Light" (BT's Entropic Dub) (Mike Oldfield)


  1. "Let There Be Light" (Mike Oldfield)
  2. "Let There Be Light" (BT's Pure Luminescence Remix) (Mike Oldfield)
  3. "Let There Be Light" (The Ultraviolet Mix) (Mike Oldfield)
  4. "Let There Be Light" (Hardfloor Remix) (Mike Oldfield)
  5. "Let There Be Light" (Hardfloor Dub) (Mike Oldfield)
  6. "Let There Be Light" (BT's Entropic Dub) (Mike Oldfield)

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