Wuthering Heights

b/w Kite

Wuthering Heights (Holland) front


Wuthering Heights (Holland) rear


Country: Holland
Label/Number: EMI 5C 006-06596
Release date: January or February, 1978
Chronology: Kate's 1st single; it's from The Kick Inside.
Highest chart position:  4
Cover photo by John Carder Bush
Cover art concept by Del Palmer
Wuthering Heights 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: 4:26
Kite Lyrics
What it's about: Feeling rooted to the ground, a girl takes to the sky as a kite (but I've always thought it was a thinly veiled drug use metaphor).
Running time: 3:00
Two versions of this sleeve exist. The orange one printed on matte paper shown above, and a yellow/orange one with a glossy finish (shown here). (Sleeve scan and information courtesy of Bart.)
The rear sleeve shows the Kick Inside LP cover with a list of the song titles. The headline translates to "a long LP of listening pleasure".
The bottom right corner also has a small ad encouraging people to "test their talent" and send a demo tape to EMI Holland!

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