King Of The Mountain

King Of The Mountain (US) promo front

(front)

King Of The Mountain (US) promo rear

(rear)

Country: US
Label/Number: Columbia 8 2876 74820 2
Release date: September, 2005
Chronology: A one-track, promo-only release of the first (and only) single from Aerial, housed in a slim jewel case
Cover drawing by Bertie (Kate's son)
King Of The Mountain Lyrics
What it's about: A lament about the loneliness and the loss of innocence and anonymity one suffers when they become famous.  (But after seeing the video, it could just be "a song about Elvis"...)
Running time: 4:45
King Of The Mountain marked Kate's return from a 9 year, 4 month drought.  It was her first new material since Mná na hÉireann in May, 1996.
It was an even longer drought for US fans.  Her last release on this side of the Atlantic was The Man I Love (11 years, 2 months earlier).
US fans were treated to this disc at a private listening party in New York. The rest were sent to radio stations around the country, but the single failed to chart.

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