Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Kate Bush – The Man With The Child In His Eyes

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169 – Kate Bush – The Man With The Child In His Eyes (1978)
Written by Kate Bush
Produced by Andrew Powell and David Gilmour
Label – EMI

Following a tip off whilst recording “Wish You Were Here”, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour visited the family home of a 16 year old singer songwriter, Kate Bush. He not only discovered that she was a prodigious musical talent, but had a rough demo tape of over 50 songs. Suitably impressed, he then paid for a quality demo set of three songs to be presented to EMI records. The record label immediately signed Bush and her debut album, “The Kick Inside” would be released in 1978. This beautiful orchestral ballad would reach number 6 in the U.K. singles chart, and has remained one of her most acclaimed songs.

Pretty good, when one considers that she wrote the song at the age of 13.

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6 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Kate Bush – The Man With The Child In His Eyes

    • I love Kate’s early records. “The Kick Inside”, “Lionheart” and “Never For Ever” rarely get mentioned in terms of critical acclaim compared to her later works, but for me, they are her best,

  1. I agree Hackskeptic, I think Kate Bush should have split up after the Dreaming. Personally Never for Ever is my most favourite, but I adore this 45. It’s a masterpiece of understatement, ebbing and flowing as the melody swirls around gently tugging your emotions. Very clever, because it counterpoints Kate’s wilder strains with a mature certainty. A full 10/10

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