Experiment IV

b/w Wuthering Heights (New Vocal)

+ December Will Be Magic Again

Experiment IV (US) front


Experiment IV (US) rear


Country: US
Label/Number: EMI America V-19228
Release date: Late 1986
Chronology: Kate's 3rd US 12" single (not counting promos or the mini-LP). It's the 1st of two US releases from The Whole Story. The A-side is her 9th US non-LP track, an extended mix of Experiment IV (even though it's not labeled as such).
Cover photos by John Carder Bush
Experiment IV Lyrics
What it's about: A secret military plan to create a sound that's horrific enough to kill from a distance.
Running time: 6:38
Wuthering Heights (New Vocal) Lyrics
What it's about: Kate's nod to Emily Bronte's classic romance novel. (More specifically, the ending, where Cathy comes back as a spirit to claim Heathcliff's soul.)
Running time: 4:57
December Will Be Magic Again Lyrics
What it's about: Kate reminisces about Christmasses past in this holiday treat.
Running time: 4:50
The extended mix of Experiment IV is very similar to the LP version. Longer instrumental passages were added; the second chorus and bridge vocals have been eliminated.
Kate re-recorded Wuthering Heights because she thought the original sounded "too 70s" and too much like a "little girl singing".

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