Cloudbusting

b/w Burning Bridge

+ My Lagan Love


Cloudbusting (France) front

(front)

Cloudbusting (France) rear

(rear)

Country: France
Label/Number: EMI 1565066 PM 212
Release date: October, 1985
Chronology: Kate's 2nd single from Hounds Of Love. The A-side features an extended version of Cloudbusting, called The Organon Remix.
Cover photos by John Carder Bush. (Elsewhere on the same roll of film...)
Cloudbusting (Organon Remix) Lyrics
What it's about: A look at a special relationship between a boy and his father. It's based on A Book Of Dreams, by Peter Reich.
Running time: 6:30
Burning Bridge Lyrics
What it's about: A woman desperately pleads with her lover to step up his level of commitment to her. (I'm guessing on this one...)
Running time: 4:38
My Lagan Love Lyrics
What it's about: A traditional Irish melody (sung a cappella) with lyrics penned by Kate's brother John. In it, a woman mourns the death of her lover. (I recall reading it's based on a James Joyce story, but I have no idea which one...)
Running time: 2:30
The A-side title refers to a rain-making machine (the "Cloudbuster") developed by Wilhelm Reich (Peter's father), a brilliant psycho-analyst who was eventually imprisoned for his radical ideas.
The US 12" EP includes the same extended version of Cloudbusting, but it's called the Meteorological Mix.
My Lagan Love is one of Kate's more elusive tracks. It appears only on non-US versions of this 12" single, the Canadian Hounds Of Love 12" and the This Woman's Work box set.
The French version show here is identical to the UK sleeve except for the border. Scan courtesy of Tristan Alzial.

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