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Recording Date June, - August, Introspection Reflection. Track Listing. Kate Bush. The Saxophone Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside. Strange Phenomena. The Man with the Child in His Eyes. It's huge and beautiful, intelligent, soft inside a tough body. It weighs a ton and yet it's so light it floats. It's the whole thing about human communication - 'moving liquid, yet you are just as water' - what the chinese say about being the cup the water moves in to.
The whales are pure movement and pure sound, calling for something, so lonely and sad Moving stranger, does it really matter? As long as you're not afraid to feel Touch me, hold me, how my open arms ache Try to fall for me.
It could be that here Kate is asking Kemp to try to "fall" for her in spite of his homosexuality. She seems to say that his sexual preference shouldn't really matter as long as he's not afraid to have feelings for her.
With this interpretation, the above lines would read like this "Beautiful dancer, What difference does my gender make? Note that there is no evidence for this interpretion, aside from the fact that Kate has said the song is for Kemp. Chorus How I'm moved, how you move me With your beauty's potency You give me life, please don't let me go You crush the lily in my soul.
The lily has long been considered a symbol of purity, innocence or more specifically the Virgin Mary ref. From this we can conclude Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside she is at least saying, "You stir passion in me. Some might take the metaphor further and say that this is her first experience with this sort of passion -- the deflowering of her soul, if you will.
The passion found in songs known to have been written well before MovingPassing Through Air for example, would seem to refute this. Moving liquid, yes, you are just as water You flow around all that comes in your way Don't think it over, it always takes you over And sets your spirit dancing.
Here Kate seems to compare both Kemp's movements and personality with water. Not only are his movements fluid but apparently Kemp has a certain grace and charm, perhaps a tao-like non-resistance. How I'm moved, how you move me With your beauty's potency You give me life, please don't let me go You crush the lily in my soul.
First edition Compiled and edited by N. From: nrc cbema. Well, it's taken me almost two months but I finally have a first draft of my annotations to Saxophone Song to submit for your approval. Please let me know what you think about the ideas included below.
This is your chance to point out what's wrong and what's missing. Once we've discussed it and it has been revised to a point that most people are satisfied with it I'll post the final version and someone can place it in the archives. My goal is to provide a file that most Kate fans can turn to and say, "This presents a fairly complete and reasonable picture of what this song might be about.
This is the only official release of this song. The song was recorded well before rest of the album and is believed to have also been known as Berlin in it's early stages. The Kick Inside EMC EMPC She made the final recording, exactly as it was released, inwhen she was 16 or 17, and there were no later changes.
Its subject is pretty self- explanatory, though perhaps it should be said for the record that Kate had never been to Berlin, so far Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City (SACD) anyone is aware!
She probably wrote the song about the same time as The Man With the Child in His Eyeswhich is to Nothing In My Way - Keane - Live At Rock En Seine 2009 Les Inrockuptibles Live From Paris when she was about While the song does seem to be self explanatory, Kate's fans know that her songs can often be far more then they seem.
Kate replied:. I wrote it about the instrument, not the player, at a time when I really loved the sound of the saxophone -- I still do. One might find reason to be skeptical that the song is about the instrument and not the player since the Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside repeatedly address the sax player in the second person.
Kate's remarks in an EMI Records press kit make the intent of the song somewhat more clear. Its sound is very exciting -- rich and mellow. It sounds like a female. I think of a beautiful Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside like a human being, I Believe To My Soul - Ray Charles - Box Of Genius sensuous shining man being taken over by the instrument.
The perfect setting was this smokey bar in Berlin with nobody listening except me in a corner, Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside streams of light flashing off it to me, pa pa explosion noises.
In the song she is Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside 'surly lady in tremor You'll never know you had all of me. I feel as if everyone understood the real things I'm saying, it wouldn't be much good, it wouldn't help me.
If it seems harmless on the surface that's all right. I don't want to upset people who don't want to know. There are enough people, thank God, who have seen it. They're listening with their hearts. Look at photos of musicians playing any instruments and it could be interpreted You are cuddling the instrument, you are seducing each other.
Guitarists are up there so obviously waking with their guitars, but it's open, beautiful, it's at a love level. So there can be little doubt that the saxophone Why (Whats Going On?) - The Roots - The Tipping Point in Saxophone Little Bitty Pretty One - Frankie Lymon - Rock n Roll / At The London Palladium - Original Gee & R is just a character in a story that Kate is telling to express her feelings about the sound of a saxophone.
While some think that the player's role is simply that of a musician who can stir the soul with the sound of his saxophone, others believe that the protagonist does have feelings for the player. It may be that these feelings have been aroused by the sound of his saxophone. In portraying the rich, mellow, feminine nature of the saxophone Kate virtually creates a third character in her story. Some suggest that Kate might even be creating a symbolic love triangle between her three characters.
All of this may relate to Kate's view of art. I feel that energy often Saxophone Song is also interesting because it shows Kate's remarkable ability to create atmosphere with her Über Alles - Genetikk - D.N.A., music and vocals even at a very early stage in her career. In Kate wrote a some brief remarks to accompany the sheet-music published in the book The Best of Kate Bush.
On Saxophone Song she comments, "All the people in the club are babbling, but the instrument is talking, and I can but listen. The sounds heard during the beginning of the song are "whale song", the sounds made by whales underwater.
These sounds are also heard at the beginning and end of the previous track, Movingand continue into the introduction of Saxophone Song. We note here that Kate's character is brooding. A variety of explanations have been suggested for this. It could be that she knows that she can never really have the object of her desires because she loves him not for who he is but for the music that he creates.
Perhaps it is because of the virtual love triangle that some feel is being suggested between herself, the player and the instrument. It may be that the reason is completely unrelated to the song itself but that it serves to show that the sound of the saxophone can touch her no matter what her mood. You know that I go very quiet When I am listening to you There's something special indeed In all the places where I've seen you shine, boy There's something very real in how I feel, honey.
Here she seems to tell how the musician and his saxophone make her feel. She seems to be saying that these feelings are not just the those of simply enjoying the music but that there is Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside "special" and "very real" in these feelings.
Those who love Kate's music can certainly empathize with this with this. Chorus It's in me, it's in me - and you know it's for real Tuning in your saxophone Daba-daba-doo. The candle burning over your shoulder Is throwing shadows on your saxophone A surly lady in tremor.
Here Kate develops the metaphor of the lady and the saxophone. The saxophone is referred to as "A surly lady in tremor". Some have suggested that this is specifically comparing the sound of the saxophone to the sensual singing voice of woman. In this case, "in tremor" may be referring to the tremolo of such a voice. A few have noted that "A surly lady in tremor" suggests a woman in orgasm and the sounds that she might make.
These might be compared both to a sensual singing voice and to the feminine sound of the saxophone. Evidently these "stars" are the sounds that the saxophone and the "lady in tremor" make. You'll never know that you had all of me You'll never see the poetry you stirred in me Of all the stars I've seen that shine so brightly I've never known or felt, inside myself, so rightly Chorus. One might consider these final four verses to be a capsule summary of the entire song. They seem to express not only the deep feelings that the player and his saxophone have Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside in the listener, but also that the musician and the instrument will never know of these feelings, either because they will never meet or because the feelings themselves are to deep to describe.
Reply Notify me Helpful. Westcotes54 October 8, Report. The absolute best Kate Bush lp. I bought my copy in and nearly 40 years on I still listen to it. As a collection of songs this fits very well together. All the tracks contribute something Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside. Kate Bush is without doubt the most original British singer song writer to grace these shores. Reply Notify me 2 Helpful. SirPeter January 5, Report. Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside - 'Other Sleeve rear, printer's code : ' This is the EMI's uniform Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside for first date of printing of an album, and stays as so on subsequent pressings.
It is not a way to identify the actual pressing date. EMI's white the Inner Sleeve usually states the Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside of the pressing. The UK album was available on catalogue for over 10 years from release.
EMI's Mother Stamping code was Kite - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside in use in the late 70's so the very first pressings can easily be identified by this. But for most issues, one can determine the year it was pressed by reading the code date on EMI's inner sleeve, assuming has not been discarded.
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