Friday, 30 January 2015

Day 5 of My Week with Kate Bush - The Man With the Child in his Eyes

Day 5 of my week with Kate Bush and today its 'The Man with the Child in his Eyes'.

'The Man with the Child in his Eyes' was Kate's second ever single. It was released in 1978, and was taken from her debut album The Kick Inside, also released that year.

This is a beautiful song. Lots of piano and orchestra instruments make it very atmospheric and absolutely breathtaking. Kate's voice sounds deeper than on the album's debut single Wuthering Heights. She has such range of vocals.

Her voice sounds much softer, much more ethereal on this. The single reached number 6 on the UK singles chart.

Unbelievably, Kate Bush wrote the lyrics to this at just 13 years old. It turns out, 30 years after the event, that the song was about her then boyfriend. This was revealed when the handwritten lyrics were put in for sale in 2010. Amazing that the secret held on for such a long time.

Whether that's true or not, this is a wonderful love song. The video that accompanies this see Kate, sitting on the floor in a leotard surrounded by smoke / dry ice singing. It ends with her curled up in foetal position. Well, it was the 70's!

Another great song from this phenomenal talent. Come back soon for Day 6, or if you can't wait you can check out Days 1-4 and loads more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)

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