Lake Tahoe

b/w Among Angels

Lake Tahoe (UK) front


Lake Tahoe (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: Fish People FPSPD003
Release date: April 21, 2012
Chronology: Kate's 35th UK single; the second (and final release) from 50 Words For Snow
It's also her 2nd commercially issued 10" EP, and her 6th authorized UK picture disc.

Lake Tahoe Lyrics

What it's about: A woman who drowned is reunited with her faithful canine companion in the afterlife.
Running time: 11:08 (which makes it Kate's longest single so far...)
Among Angels Lyrics
What it's about: Words of comfort to someone who is in need of a little reassurance and support.
Running time: 6:49
Shortly after 50 Words For Snow was released in November, 2011, rumors began swirling about a second single.  Announced -- then withdrawn -- this disc was finally released on Record Store Day 2012 in the UK (an annual April event where participating independent record stores get exclusive and/or limited releases from a number of artists).
2,000 copies were issued.  A couple weeks after Record Store Day, 200 of them suddenly became available for order from Kate's website.  They were gone within hours...
Among Angels is one of dozens of songs in Kate's catalog with a "meaning" that is clearly open to interpretation.  It was written a couple years before the other six songs on 50 Words For Snow, and all we can say for certain is that it doesn't share the wintry theme common to all of the other tracks.
Both tracks on this disc are the regular CD mix.  At the beginning of Among Angels, Kate strikes a "wrong" chord on the piano and softly mutters "sorry" before she restarts the song.  Whether the "mistake" was intentional or not, it's included on this release as well.

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