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Date: Thu, 6 Aug 92 03:42:49 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (chris williams)
Subject: Re: Kate spotting
One little acknowleged Kate sample is on Peter Gabriel's Rhythm of the Heat; the female voice singing "ah-ah-ah" doubling Peter's voice right before the big african drum section. We don't have comfirmation on this, but a friend worked on one of Larry Fast's Fairlight Series IIs a number of years ago, and found some samples on it called "KATEBUSH1" and "KATEBUSH2."
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 92 18:36:52 EST
From: WretchAwry <email@example.com>
Subject: Games Without Frontiers remix
We bought at Tower, and finally had a chance to listen to the "Games Without Frontiers" remix on the b-side of the "Steam" cassingle, and it's *GREAT*!!! It's *completely* different. The best I could do to describe it would be to say.....uh... ...something like.... the "acoustic dub" mix. At first I thought that Kate was taken out altogether, but later in the song she comes in singing her part in a very soft, ethereal way. I'm sure it's not new vocals by either Peter or Kate, but I do think they are alternative recordings. You know Peter, he'll record something fifty million ways then choose which one to use. Oh to have free run of his archives!
Btw, we didn't see a CD single, though I'm sure one exists.
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 90 11:35 PDT
Incidentally, speaking of run-out-groove messages, there's one on Roy Harper's The Unknown Soldier LP (the highlight of which is a duet with Kate called You <The Game Part II>). It reads: "With love to Kate, from Roy, x"
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 90 08:17:40 EDT
Subject: An answer for Declan
Hello there Declan--
Saw your posting regarding the song "Another Day", and couldn't resist replying since it happens to be one of my all-time favorite things that Kate's been involved with. The song was originally Roy Harper's, but Kate did an absolutely haunting duet with pal Pete Gabriel for Kate's 1980 (?) Christmas special, which was shown on BBC-TV. I managed to pick up a video of said Christmas special at a local record convention a while back, and although the tape has been PAL converted and the quality leaves something to be desired (to say the least), the quality IS still good enough to see what's happening.
In the video, Gabriel and Kate are seated at a small breakfast table, with a tea set scattered between them. Both are wearing jeans and plain blouses. A screen in the background shows a film of the two of them dressed much differently, both in black (Kate in a long, slim black gown), and this film is almost like the thoughts which are going through their minds at the moment. (Sorry, it's all kind of hard to explain, especially since I don't have the lyrics but would REALLY like to). But their duet is GORGEOUS...very sad...but judging by the audience's response as the last note dies away, they obviously loved it.
If you ever attend a record convention and see a tape labelled Kate Bush Xmas Special or something to that effect, ask the vendor to put in his VCR so you can catch a bit of it to check the quality. If the quality seems pretty good, and he's not asking more than $20-25 tops, it might be worth your while. This BBC Christmas special also shows our dear Kate singing/performing such favorites as "December Will Be Magic Again" (appropriate for Christmas, right?), "Ran Tan Waltz", "Egypt", "The Wedding List", and a VERY neat version of "Violin", which opens the show with Kate basically dressed in a bat's costume. If you can find it, a good time is promised for all! Enjoy!
I realize this is a very long-winded response to such a simple question, but I always WAS one for chatting. :)
All the best,
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 90 02:17:11 -0400
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris'n'Vickie of Kansas City)
Subject: Lyrics to ANOTHER DAY....here you go
Vickie here. Request and ye shall receive (most of the time) These lyrics came from the lyric sheet in Roy Harper's LP. I added the K & P breakups when I submitted it to Break-Through about a million years ago. I already had it transcribed and on a floppy because a Cocteau Twins fan e-mailed a request for the lyrics a couple of months ago. I've left on part of the letter I wrote to him.
written by Roy Harper
The kettle's on, the sun has gone another day.
She offers me Tibetan tea on a flower tray.
She's at the door, she wants to score,
She dearly needs to say,
I loved you a long time ago, you know,
where the wind's own forget-me-nots blow
but I just couldn't let myself go
not knowing what on earth there was to know.
But I wish that I had,
'cos I'm feeling so sad
that I never had one of your children.
And across the room inside a tomb
a chance is waxed and wanes.
The night is young, why are we so hung up
in each others chains.
I must take her, I must make her
while the dove domains
and feel the juice run as she flies
run my winds under her sighs
as the flames of eternity rise
to lick us with the first-born lash of dawn.
Oh really my dear
I can't see what we fear
sat here with ourselves in-between us.
And at the door we can't say more
than just another day
And without a sound
I turn around
and I walk away.
Well, it's a bit obscure, but still very moving. In case you're curious, when K&P did this live, they sat opposite each other at a kitchen table, in character, wearing the most bored, ho-hum, who cares, expressions on their faces. Between them, on the wall like a framed painting, is a video screen showing the characters as feeling, hurting, anguished human beings also sitting at a kitchen table. It's interesting. The foreground characters are acting the way a lot of people act when they're hurt. Put on an act and pretend it doesn't affect you. The background characters are acting out the emotions that the foreground characters are keeping bottled up. Pride keeps the couple from saying "I'm sorry" and trying to work it out. Love is lost. It's all very wasteful and sad.
Vickie (one of Vickie'n'Chris)
From: Aaro.Koskinen@Helsinki.FI (Aaro J Koskinen)
Date: 07 Sep 1994 15:35:28 GMT
Subject: Re: Another Day - Lyrics?
For those who are interested, there's a Roy Harper WWW page at
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