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.