And Dream Of Sheep (Live)

And Dream Of Sheep Live (UK) front


Country: UK
Label/Number: Fish People
Release date: November 18, 2016
Chronology: Kate's 38th UK single; a digital only release -- the second from Before The Dawn
Highest chart position: It didn't.  And Dream Of Sheep (Live) was issued simultaneiously with a promotional video of the song, one week in advance of the UK release of the Before The Dawn LP/CD.  It was available for sale on iTunes and Amazon, but also downloadable for free to everyone who had ordered the LP/CD in advance.  With no other advance promotion of any kind, it was more or less a gift to the fans instead of a single designed to break into the charts.
And Dream Of Sheep (Live)  Lyrics
What it's about: And Dream Of Sheep is the frightening story of a woman lost and adrift at sea after a boating disaster.  She is on the verge of drifting out of consciousness as she struggles to avoid drowning.  It's the opening track of the Ninth Wave from 1985's Hounds Of Love album -- setting the stage for Kate's epic tale of death and rebirth.
Running time: 3:37
And Dream Of Sheep opened the second act of Kate's landmark 2014 Before The Dawn concert appearances at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.  She recorded the lead vocal live while filming in a tank of water at Pinewood Studios.  The film was then projected onto a large oval screen above the stage at her live shows, which led into her performance of the entire Ninth Wave suite.
Ken Bruce debuted the track on BBC Radio 2 at 11:00AM (GMT) on October 18.  It showed up on iTunes and Amazon at 11:30AM (GMT).

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