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3.86 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sat in Your Lap (3:30)
2. Lord of the Reedy River (2:41)

Total Time 6:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Band line up could not be verified for this single.

Releases information

Harvest (72866), EMI (EMI 5201)
Vinyl 7" single, 45 rpm

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (33%)

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Review by Matti
4 stars The Dreaming (1982) saw Kate Bush really coming out as a strong, individual artist who bravely followed her own risk-taking musical visions as her own producer. The notoriously "difficult" album was preceded (15 months prior!) by this single that amazingly peaked at No. 11 despite being rather peculiar as a pop song.

It's notably faster and more percussive than her earlier output, having almost a frenzy atmosphere. I have actually never quite "got" it completely: it is said to deal with existential frustration and quest for knowledge. Nevertheless, I am impressed by its hilarious uniqueness.

The B sider is Kate's first cover, Donovan's 'Lord of the Reedy River'. I'm not familiar with the original, but I presume her version to be quite personal. The tempo is very slow, and her frail vocals are backed by delicate flute-reminding synths. Now this is a perfect example of an interesting, small-scale non-album song.

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