b/w Fullhouse

Wow (France) front


Wow (France) rear


Country: France
Label/Number: EMI 2S 008-06949
Release date: March, 1979
Chronology: Kate's 2nd single from Lionheart.
Cover photo by Gered Mankowitz (a monochrome crop of the "Kate in a box" image used on the US Kick Inside LP/CD sleeve)
Wow Lyrics
What it's about: Despite all the problems, the music business (and show business in general) are still wonderful.
Running time: 3:41
Fullhouse Lyrics
What it's about: An autobiographical song in which Kate talks about how hard it is to cope with feelings of paranoia, stress and anger.
Running time: 3:13
The front sleeve shown here is the same as the UK release (except for the addition of the song title and the Sonopresse logo). Scan courtesy of Bart.
The single is an edited version of Wow, although it's not labeled as such. On this and all other European Wow singles, the first :12 of synthesizer chords have been cut off. (Brazil and Canada used the full-length LP version.)
Kate says Wow is her attempt at writing a "spacey" Pink Floyd song -- but not surprisingly, no one recognized it as such!

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