The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)

b/w The Big Sky (Special Single Mix)

+ Not This Time

The Big Sky (US) front


The Big Sky (US) rear


Country: US
Label/Number: EMI America V-19213
Release date: Spring, 1986
Chronology: Kate's 2nd US 12" single (not counting promos or the mini-LP). It's a 3 track disc featuring her 7th and 8th US non-LP tracks.
Cover photos by John Carder Bush
The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix) Lyrics
What it's about: Remembering some of the simple pleasures we used to enjoy as children, that we no longer find the time for -- like spending the afternoon looking at the sky, watching the clouds take on shapes.
Running time: 7:44
The Big Sky (Special Single Mix) Lyrics
Running time: 4:25 (Special Single Mix) (disc says 4:34, but the end of the fadeout is at 4:25)
Not This Time Lyrics
What it's about: A woman declares her independence from her possessive/domineering/abusive (pick one) lover.
Running time: 3:41
The Special Single Mix of The Big Sky opens with (synth) strings in the background (that sound like cellos), and it fades out approximately :16 earlier than the original LP/CD mix.  The LP/CD version doesn't have the synths, but it has background vocals which are not readily audible on the Special Single Mix.  The single mix has replaced the original on the Fish People reissues and iTunes.  (Info courtesy of Blackbird Braille.)
The cover images are identical to the UK release, but the jacket is heavier stock and the B-side titles are different.

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