Experiment IV

b/w Wuthering Heights (New Vocal)

Experiment IV (UK) front


Experiment IV (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: EMI KB5
Release date: October 27, 1986
Chronology: Kate's 19th UK single; the only (UK) release from The Whole Story.
Highest chart position: 23
Cover photos by John Carder Bush
Experiment IV Lyrics
What it's about: A secret military plan to create a sound that's horrific enough to kill from a distance.
Running time: 4:19
Wuthering Heights (New Vocal) Lyrics
What it's about: Kate's nod to Emily Bronte's classic romance novel. (More specifically, the ending, where Cathy comes back as a spirit to claim Heathcliff's soul.)
Running time: 4:57
Experiment IV entered the UK chart in the second week of its release at #40.  It peaked at #23 one week later, on November 15, 1986.  (Her duet with Peter Gabriel, Don't Give Up, peaked at #9 in the same week.)  It held at #23 for one week, and spent a total of four weeks on the chart.
Kate re-recorded Wuthering Heights because she thought the original sounded "too 70s" and too much like a "little girl singing".
First pressings have glossy card stock sleeves and no picture on the rear. Later pressings have matte finish paper sleeves and a small picture of The Whole Story album cover on the rear. Here is a side by side comparison.
One of the elements EMI used to promote the single in the UK was a very nice diecut counter stand (shown here).

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