Sat In Your Lap

b/w Lord Of The Reedy River

Sat In Your Lap (UK) front


Sat In Your Lap (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: EMI 5201
Release date: June 21, 1981
Chronology: Kate's 10th UK single; a between album track written just after Never for Ever was released. It eventually turned up on The Dreaming LP (13 months later). The B-side was her 9th non-LP track.
Highest chart position: 11
Front cover photo by John Carder Bush. (Elsewhere on the same roll of film...)
Rear cover illustration by Nick Price.
Sat In Your Lap Lyrics
What it's about: Man's endless search for knowledge -- which is often limited by his unwillingness to devote the effort necessary to attain it.
Running time: 3:22 (single mix)
Lord Of The Reedy River Lyrics
Running time: 2:42
Lord Of The Reedy River is Kate's first cover. It's composer, Donovan, also contributed b-vox.
Sat In Your Lap is a single mix.  On the LP, the vocals are more forward in the mix, and the drums are much more dynamic and fuller sounding.
Sat In Your Lap entered the UK chart in the fourth week of its release at #26.  It peaked at #11 two weeks later, on July 25, 1981.  It held that position for one week, and spent a total of seven weeks on the chart.
First pressing sleeves are indistinguishable from reissues, but original vinyls have "Well done JB first Dan" etched in the dead wax of side A (acknowledging engineer John Barratt), and "Thank You Donovan" etched into the dead wax on side B (a nod to Lord Of The Reedy River's composer).
In addition to this rear sleeve, Nick Price also did the drawings on Kate's Tour Of Life program, the Never for Ever LP/CD, and the December Will Be Magic Again single. (Here are a few examples...)

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