Rubberband Girl

+ Big Stripey Lie


Rubberband Girl (Holland) front

(front)

Rubberband Girl (Holland) rear

(rear)

Country: Holland
Label/Number: EMI CDEM 280
Release date: September, 1993
Chronology: The lead single from The Red Shoes (in all countries except the US). Altogether, 5 singles were released from this LP/CD.
Highest chart position:  37
Cover photo by Guido Harari (his first)
Rubberband Girl Lyrics
What it's about: Kate encourages us to be more flexible and resilient in this one -- in short, to "go with the flow".
Running time: 4:43
Big Stripey Lie Lyrics
What it's about: A really distressing song in which a woman attempts to come to terms with being betrayed by her lover. (*My* interpretation, mind you; and a pretty depressing one at that...)
Running time: 3:31
In the Netherlands and a couple other European countries, the 2-track version of Rubberband Girl shown here was issued as a replacement to 7" vinyl. A 3-track CD single (with the same track listing as the UK version) was released simultaneously.
The packaging was a bit different as well -- the 2-track versions were issued in cardboard sleeves (not in jewel cases, like the 3-track releases).
Three different versions of Rubberband Girl were released commercially: the LP mix shown here, an extended mix, and a disco version called the US Mix which was released towards the end of 1994 on the UK And So Is Love single. Oddly enough, the US Mix was never officially issued in the US.

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