Lovers of physical formats (and Kate collectors) rejoice! As Kate remains in the US Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 this week at No.5, with incredible radio airplay in the USA still, her US record label, Rhino, is releasing a two-track CD single version of Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) on September 2nd! As with the original 7″ vinyl release, the single also includes Kate’s stunning, fan favourite song, Under The Ivy. It is almost three months since her 1985 hit was first heard on the Netflix TV show, Stranger Things, but the song shows no signs of losing its grip on the US public’s affections – it has been a phenomenon all summer. The direct order link from the Rhino Records site is here – this is a US release so shipping will be calculated based on being shipped from the USA. This is the first time the single has been issued on the CD format. So far there’s been no official comment from Kate on her website about this release.
From the shop description: “The first single from Kate Bush’s fifth studio album Hounds of Love, “Running Up That Hill” was originally released to critical acclaim in August of 1985. Available once again, this CD single stays true to the original, featuring period correct artwork and b-side “Under the Ivy.”
1.RUNNING UP THAT HILL
(A DEAL WITH GOD)
2.UNDER THE IVY
It is great to see a CD single release of RUTH. But how about a re-issue of Hounds of Love on Cassette? There is actually a UK cassette chart still and I reckon it would hit number 1 for sure.
Such a shame Rhino records have such dreadful customer care. Having ordered the CD single on the day it was announced and paid the $15+ postage, to date I have not received the CD nor have Rhino responded to my emails requesting status updates. The last email (apart from one I have literally just sent) was sent 6 days ago and I have had zero response apart form an automated email.