Maxwell releases This Woman’s Work single in the US

Maxwell sheet music coverMaxwellToddicus writes: “Maxwell‘s studio version of This Woman’s Work has been made into a video and will be premiered on MTV2 in the US this week. It is also available to see on his official website. The track is taken from last year’s album “Now”. Kate’s track is one of his most popular live songs. The singer says on his website: “I did it as a tribute to this little girl who came to a show in Los Angeles as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the summer of 1999,” he explains. “Her wish was to meet me and she passed away six months later from cancer. So I re-recorded the song for her.” In previous reports on these pages you’ll see that Kate has already given him very positive feedback about his recording of her classic song. In related news, Kate was mentioned in the Chart Beat section of Billboard Magazine last week. Columnist Fred Bronson talks about Kylie’s #3 debut then goes on to talk about Kate. “She hasn’t been off the charts as long as Kylie Minogue, but British national treasure Kate Bush is back on the Hot 100, as a songwriter. It’s been eight years since Bush had a credit on the singles chart; “Rubberband Girl” which she wrote, produced, and recorded, peaked at No. 88 in December 1993. Bush gets credit this issue as the songwriter of “This Woman’s Work” as covered in an R&B version by Maxwell. His Columbia album track enters at No. 75. That makes it the highest-charting song written by Bush in more than 16 years, since “Running up That Hill” reached No. 30 in November 1985. While this is the first time that “This Woman’s Work” by any artist has charted on the Hot 100, it peaked at No. 25 on the UK singles chart for Bush in 1989.” (thanks to Scott Silzer for the Billboard quote)

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