b/w Man With The Child In His Eyes

+ Sat In Your Lap

Cloudbusting (US) front


Cloudbusting (US) rear


Country: US
Label/Number: EMI America V-19238
Release date: Spring, 1987
Chronology: Kate's 4th US 12" single (not counting promos or the mini-LP). It's the 2nd of two US releases from The Whole Story. The A-side is her 10th US non-LP track.
Cover photos by John Carder Bush. (Elsewhere on the same roll of film...)
Cloudbusting (Meteorological Mix) 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: 6:32
The Man With The Child In His Eyes Lyrics
What it's about: A young girl fantasizes about an aging Peter Pan-like character who still retains his childlike innocence. It's one of Kate's earliest works; she began writing it at the age of 14.
Running time: 2:37 (LP mix)
Sat In Your Lap Lyrics
What it's about: Man's endless search for knowledge -- which is often limited by his unwillingness to devote the effort necessary to attain it.
Running time: 3:28
In the UK, this was the followup single to Running Up That Hill, but in the US, it wasn't released until (nearly) 18 months later (in support of The Whole Story).
Cloudbusting was Kate's last EMI America release (they allegedly "forgot" to renew her contract). It was also her last 12" single in the US.
The UK 12" EP includes the same extended version of Cloudbusting, but it's called the Organon Remix.
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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