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Category: The Other Sides (2019)

The French 12″ Ne T’Enfuis Pas / Un Baiser D’Enfant is HERE!

Update: The 12″ single is now being spotted on the shelves of FNAC stores in France. 

Our good friend Tristan in France is possibly the very first fan to get his hands on the new Kate Bush Remastered special release on the French FNAC website – he had ordered it for collection from the store. Thanks for the photos, Tristan!

Both remastered tracks were included in Kate’s collection of rarities, The Other Sides, released in March this year. The cover uses the same photo from the original French Ne T’Enfuis Pas / Un Baiser D’Enfant single from July 1983 but uses the distinctive Kate Bush Remastered font instead. The inner sleeve is a tinted version of the Between Two Worlds artwork which has featured on the Before the Dawn programme and album and also on the 2018 Remastered box sets. Nice touch. 

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Kate releasing French exclusive 12″ of Ne T’Enfuis Pas / Un Baiser D’Enfant in September!

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Eagle-eyed French fans (thanks Tristan!) spotted the latest Kate Bush Remastered special release on the French FNAC website: 

https://www.fnac.com/a13674158/Kate-Bush-Ne-t-enfuis-pas-Exclusivite-Fnac-Edition-Limitee-Maxi-vinyle

Here’s the brief description: “Maxi Vinyl Kate Bush. Inclus deux titres rares chantés en français: Ne t’enfuis pas et Un baiser d’enfant.”

Both remastered tracks were included in Kate’s collection of rarities, The Other Sides, released in March this year. The cover uses the same photo from the original French Ne T’Enfuis Pas / Un Baiser D’Enfant single from July 1983 (shown below) but uses the distinctive Kate Bush Remastered font instead. Released on September 3rd, unlike Cloudbusting, there is no mention of a picture disc, so we may be looking at a regular double sided 12″ single here, which would be the first in that format since the rare Italian Rubberband Girl vinyl 12″ in 1993.

The disc is exclusively available in France (it seems) from the FNAC website, and, presumably in their stores around France come September. The vinyl disc is listed as a limited edition, but we don’t know how many there will be….quelle belle surprise!

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12″ Cloudbusting picture disc is out on Friday!

Kate Cloudbusting 12" 2019

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What is it? Kate has decided to release a (rather lovely) new 12″ picture disc of Cloudbusting, issued through selected record stores around the world on Friday May 24th. The disc features the original imagery from both the 1986 Cloudbusting single and the 1991 Rocket Man single (as shown below). 

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Why is it being released? Kate didn’t release any special vinyl for Record Store Day this year, but this picture disc coincides with her recent 4CD collection of rarities, The Other Sides, itself part of the Kate Bush Remastered project. In this way it is promoting her entire reissued back catalogue and supporting a lot of independent record shops worldwide in the process, as well as some selected larger retailers. 

Tracklisting? The disc has 4 tracks and they are all taken from The Other Sides 4CD set AND also on the Remastered in Vinyl IV 4 disc box set. Side 1: Cloudbusting (The Orgonon Mix, 2018 Remaster)  / Under The Ivy (2018 Remaster) Side 2: Rocket Man (2018 Remaster) / Warm And Soothing (2018 Remaster).

How to get one? An almost complete list of participating retailers is now up on Kate’s official site. Any fans who may not live near a record store, or who find their local store’s small allocation of discs has sold out – please know that many of the retailers are offering the disc online, even some not listed on Kate’s site, so don’t pay crazy Ebay/Discogs prices, shop around! 

How limited is it? Kate’s site says that the disc will be an “extremely limited edition” release, but we don’t think it will be quite as limited as previous Record Store Day discs such as Lake Tahoe or the pink vinyl Hounds of Love EP, which now command huge prices on the collector’s market. Our best guestimate is 4,000-5,000 copies worldwide…but that hasn’t been confirmed! Our advice: if you do feel like adding this gorgeous disc to your collection (and who can argue with that iconic imagery from the Cloudbusting video shoot!) secure your copy now either in-store or online, before it sells out.   

BBC Radio 6Music Makes The Other Sides their Album of the Day!

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From their website: “Our Album Of The Day is The Other Sides, Kate Bush‘s new collection of remixes, b-sides, rare tracks and covers, including the likes of Sexual Healing, Rocket Man and Candle In The Wind. Hear selections from the multi-disc set on air throughout Wednesday.”

Shaun Keaveny played Humming, Lauren Laverne played The Man I Love, Steve Lamacq played I’m Still Waiting – fantastic to hear Kate’s b-side from the 1989 This Woman’s Work single played on the BBC! 

Kate writes about The Other Sides track – The Man I Love

The Other Sides

Kate releases her new 4 CD collection of rarities, The Other Sides, this Friday 8th March. She continues to add occasional notes about the included songs to her official site and has made the video of The Man I Love officially available today for the first time since 1994. You can pre-order The Other Sides here.

Kate discusses the song on her official site:

This romantic song was written by George and Ira Gershwin and when Larry Adler put an album together of their songs, called The Glory of Gershwin, he asked me to sing this beautiful song. The album was produced by George Martin. I was very fond of George – such a special talent and creative spirit, a really gentle man, very kind and incredibly interesting. It was a great honour to work with him and Larry.  George and Larry were very different personalities ( Larry was a real character), but they made a great creative combination.

It was released as a single and Kevin Godley directed the video. I loved working with Kevin –  so imaginative and great fun. I’d worked with him and Lol Creme when they directed the video for Peter Gabriel’s song, Don’t Give Up. Kevin chose to present the video in a very traditional way which suited the song extremely well.  Godley and Creme are huge talents who left their mark not just in the music industry with their intelligence and wit in the band 10CC but also in the visual world with their groundbreaking videos, working with an impressive list of diverse artists.

This is the first time this video has officially been released since its original TV broadcast.

Seán says: I remember at the time of the single release seeing Larry Adler being interviewed on Sky News in which he fondly recalled the making of the video:

“When we made the video together, the one you just showed a bit of, I had gout in my foot, and whenever I had to go to my bedroom, Kate would escort me like a nurse, and I just was so charmed by her.”

You can pre-order The Other Sides here.

The Man I Love single cover

Kate writes about The Other Sides tracks – Experiment IV and Under The Ivy

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In the run up to the March 8th release of Kate’s new 4 CD rarities selection, The Other Sides, she has been selecting tracks to write short anecdotal notes about on her official site. Having written about Rocket Man (see article here) she has turned her attention to Experiment IV (two versions of the track are in the set) and Under The Ivy.   

About the Experiment IV video shoot in 1986, Kate writes:

This was written as an extra track for the compilation album The Whole Story and was released as the single. I was excited at the opportunity of directing the video and not having to appear in it other than in a minor role, especially as this song told a story that could be challenging to tell visually. I chose to film it in a very handsome old military hospital that was derelict at the time. It was a huge, labyrinthine hospital with incredibly long corridors, which was one reason for choosing it. Florence Nightingale had been involved in the design of the hospital. Not something she is well known for but she actually had a huge impact on hospital design that was pioneering and changed the way hospitals were designed from then on.

The video was an intense project and not a comfortable shoot, as you can imagine – a giant of a building, damp and full of shadows with no lighting or heating but it was like a dream to work with such a talented crew and cast with Dawn French, Hugh Laurie, Peter Vaughn and Richard Vernon in the starring roles. It was a strange and eerie feeling bringing parts of the hospital to life again. Not long after our work there it was converted into luxury apartments. I can imagine that some of those glamorous rooms have uninvited soldiers and nurses dropping by for a cup of tea and a hobnob.

We had to create a recording studio for the video, so tape machines and outboard gear were recruited from my recording studio and the mixing console was very kindly lent to us by Abbey Rd Studios. It was the desk the Beatles had used – me too, when we’d made the album Never For Ever in Studio Two. It was such a characterful desk that would’ve looked right at home in any vintage aircraft.

Although it was a tough shoot it was a lot of fun and everyone worked so hard for such long hours. I was really pleased with the result.

About Under The Ivy, Kate recalls:

I needed a track to put on the B-Side of the single Running Up That Hill so I wrote this song really quickly. As it was just a simple piano/vocal, it was easy to record.

I performed a version of the song that was filmed at Abbey Rd Studios for a TV show which was popular at the time, called The Tube. It was hosted by Jools Holland and Paula Yates. I find Paula’s introduction to the song very touching.

It was filmed in Studio One at Abbey Rd. An enormous room used for recording large orchestras, choirs, film scores, etc. It has a vertiginously high ceiling and sometimes when I was working in Studio Two,  a technician, who was a good friend, would take me up above the ceiling of Studio One. We had to climb through a hatch onto the catwalk where we would then crawl across and watch the orchestras working away, completely unaware of the couple of devils hovering in the clouds, way above their heads!  I used to love doing this – the acoustics were heavenly at that scary height.  We used to toy with the idea of bungee jumping from the hatch.

This is the first time this video has officially been released since its original TV broadcast.

You can pre-order The Other Sides here

The Other Sides rarities CD set released on March 8th! Rocket Man video released!

The Other Sides

Kate’s 4 CD remastered collection of rarities, b-sides, cover versions and 12″ mixes, The Other Sides, will be released separately on March 8th – you can pre-order it now. It has previously only been available in the Kate Bush Remastered Part 2 box set. Track-listing is the same as the box set discs. The same tracks are still available on the Remastered in Vinyl IV box set. PRE-ORDER “THE OTHER SIDES” HERE. Read more about Kate Bush Remastered here

To promote the release, Kate has officially published the 1991 video for Rocket Man for the very first time. She writes about the song on her official site today

Kate recalls:

I remember buying this when it came out as a single by Elton John. I couldn’t stop playing it – I loved it so much. Most artists in the mid seventies played guitar but Elton played piano and I dreamed of being able to play like him.

Years later in 1989, Elton and Bernie Taupin were putting together an album called Two Rooms, which was a collection of cover versions of their songs, each featuring a different singer. To my delight they asked me to be involved and I chose Rocket Man. They gave me complete creative control and although it was a bit daunting to be let loose on one of my favourite tracks ever, it was really exciting. I wanted to make it different from the original and thought it could be fun to turn it into a reggae version. It meant a great deal to me that they chose it to be the first single release from the album.

That meant I also had the chance to direct the video which I loved doing – making it a performance video, shot on black and white film, featuring all the musicians and… the Moon!

Alan Murphy played guitars on the track. He was a truly special musician and a very dear friend. Tragically, he died just before we made the video so he wasn’t able to be there with us but you’ll see his guitar was placed on an empty chair to show he was there in spirit.

This is the first time this video has officially been released since its original TV broadcast.
 

The Other Sides

Disc: 1 – 12″ Mixes
1. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) [2018 Remaster]
2. The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix) [2018 Remaster]
3. Cloudbusting (The Organon Mix) [2018 Remaster]
4. Hounds Of Love (Alternative Mix) [2018 Remaster]
5. Experiment IV (Extended Mix) [2018 Remaster]

Disc: 2 – The Other Side 1
1. Walk Straight Down The Middle (2018 Remaster)
2. You Want Alchemy (2018 Remaster)
3. Be Kind To My Mistakes (2018 Remaster)
4. Lyra (2018 Remaster)
5. Under The Ivy (2018 Remaster)
6. Experiment IV (2018 Remaster)
7. Ne t’enfuis pas (2018 Remaster)
8. Un baiser d’enfant (2018 Remaster)
9. Burning Bridge (2018 Remaster)
10. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) [2012 Remix] [2018 Remaster]

Disc: 3 – The Other Side 2
1. Home for Christmas (2018 Remaster)
2. One Last Look Around The House Before We Go……. (2018 Remaster)
3. I’m Still Waiting (2018 Remaster)
4. Warm And Soothing (2018 Remaster)
5. Show A Little Devotion (2018 Remaster)
6. Passing Through Air (2018 Remaster)
7. Humming (2018 Remaster)
8. Ran Tan Waltz (2018 Remaster)
9. December Will Be Magic Again (2018 Remaster)
10. Wuthering Heights (Remix) [2018 Remaster]

Disc: 4 – In Others’ Words
1. Rocket Man (2018 Remaster)
2. Sexual Healing (2018 Remaster)
3. Mna Na Heireann (2018 Remaster)
4. My Lagan Love (2018 Remaster)
5. The Man I Love (2018 Remaster)
6. Brazil (Sam Lowry’s First Dream) [2018 Remaster]
7. The Handsome Cabin Boy (2018 Remaster)
8. Lord Of The Reedy River (2018 Remaster)
9. Candle In The Wind (2018 Remaster)

PRE-ORDER “THE OTHER SIDES” HERE

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