This Woman's Work

b/w Be Kind To My Mistakes

+ I'm Still Waiting

This Woman's Work Limited Edition (UK) front


This Woman's Work Limited Edition (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: EMI 12EMP 119
Release date: November 20, 1989
Chronology: Kate's 8th UK 12" single (the 2nd from The Sensual World), with her 25th & 26th non-LP tracks. It's identical to EMI 12EM 119, but this one's packaged in a limited edition poster sleeve.
Cover photo by John Carder Bush
This Woman's Work Lyrics
What it's about: Being forced to suddenly confront reality and adulthood in times of crisis. The track was written for the John Hughes film, She's Having A Baby; specifically, the part where "Jake" (Kevin Bacon) learns his wife's life is in danger.
Running time: 3:33 (single mix)
Be Kind To My Mistakes Lyrics
What it's about: A woman asks for understanding as she tentatively explores a new relationship. The track was written for the Nicholas Roeg film, Castaway.
Running time: 3:03 (edited remix)
I'm Still Waiting Lyrics
What it's about: A woman remains ever hopeful her estranged lover will return to her.
Running time: 4:25
Originally released on the She's Having A Baby soundtrack in 1988, This Woman's Work was the first track to be completed for the new album. Del Palmer convinced Kate to add it to The Sensual World.
Be Kind To My Mistakes was originally released on the Castaway soundtrack in 1987, so technically, it's not really a non-LP track. But it's not easy to find, and the version that appears on this single is quite different, so I've included it on my Non-LP/CD list.
The limited edition poster sleeve measures 37"x24.5". One side is an enlarged version of the cover image shown above. The other side is shown here.

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