b/w Fullhouse

Wow (Germany) front


Wow (Germany) rear


Country: Germany
Label/Number: EMI 1C 006-06949
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 (even though it's labeled 3:46)
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 pink tone, the addition of the song title and the EMI logo). The rear is unique to Germany. (Scan courtesy of Pertti.)
The single is an edited version of Wow. On this and all other European Wow singles, the first :12 of synthesizer chords have been cut off. (All Wow singles except Brazil and Canada are edited, but none of them are labeled as such -- except this one.)
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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