PG: The kettle's on, the sun has gone PG: Another day PG: She offers me tibetan tea on a flower tray PG: She's at the door, she wants to score PG: She dearly needs to to say KB: I loved you a long time ago, you know KB: Where the winds own forget me nots blow KB: But I just couldn't let myself go KB: Not knowing what on earth there was to know KB: But I wish that I had KB: 'Cos I'm feeling so sad KB: That I never had one of your children PG: And across the room inside a tomb PG: A change is waxed and wanes PG: The night is young why are we so hung up PG: In each others chains PG: I must take her, I must make her PG: While the dove domains PG: And feel the juice run as she flies PG: Run my wings under her sighs PG: As the flames of eternity rise PG: To lick us with the first-born lash of dawn KB: Oh really my dear KB: I can't see what we fear KB: Sat here with ourselves in between us PG: And at the door we can't say more PG: Than just another day KB: And without a sound I turn around KB: And I walk away
I have the version of Another Day that Kate and Peter did for her Christmas special - but do you have another version of this at all? I know one was recorded and eventually shelved, but has this studio version ever been leaked?
I love Roy Harper anyhow - and this has always been my fave - so was over-the-moon when I discovered Kate had done a version.
Any more info would be appreciated! --Al--
^ Thanks Al. The only version I know of is the YouTube Kate Special 1979 version, and Gaffa state that the re-record of this song for a projected single has never been heard.
Five great Bush moments... Another Day/Don’t Give Up Two very different duets with Peter Gabriel. The first, performed by the pair on Bush’s BBC Christmas Special, had the pair stonily intoning their lines as bored husband and wife over the breakfast table. The video for the second song — from Gabriel’s So album — had them locked in tight embrace. Kate expectations, The Times of London, October 14, 2005 gaffa.org/reaching/rev_aer_UK3.html
Another Day: A song by Roy Harper originally from his 1970 album Flat Baroque And Berserk. Peter Gabriel and Kate performed the song as a duet on Kate's 1979 television special, the eponymous Kate. The duo later recorded a studio version which has never been released. In 1990, BBC Radio One disk jockey Annie Nightingale played the song in response to a listener request; presumably this was the version recorded for television... gaffa.org/diction/index.html
'Kate': This was a forty-five minute TV special which aired in England on December 28, 1979; sometimes called the "Christmas Special". In addition to a couple of lip-synchs of LP tracks and one or two new vocal performances of old songs, several new and unique bits of music appeared on this show. They include a brief introduction, an arrangement of part of Satie's "First Gymnopedie" (as an introduction to "Symphony in Blue"); an early version of "December Will Be Magic Again"; a choral introduction for Peter Gabriel (Kate's guest on the show--he sings "Here Comes the Flood"), sometimes referrred to as "Peter, the Angel Gabriel"; a brief bit of blues piano; and a duet with Peter of Roy Harper's song, "Another Day". Another Day: Approximately one year after taping the "Kate" special, Kate and Peter Gabriel returned to the studio to re-record this song. It was never released, however, and has never been heard. Ibizza (sic--possibly Ibiza, after the Spanish island): A song co-written by Kate and Gabriel and originally intended as the b-side for the single of "Another Day". They were "not satisfied with the results", however, and the project was shelved. Consequently, no-one has ever heard this track. gaffa.org/garden/catalog.html
November 17, 1980: Kate is working with Peter Gabriel. They record a new version of Roy Harper's song Another Day, for a projected single. They also attempt to co-write a song for the b-side, and a song called Ibiza results. (Note: PFM spells this "Ibizza", but this is probably an error. "Ibiza" is the spelling for the Spanish coastal resort island.) They are not satisfied with it, however, and the project is shelved. gaffa.org/garden/chrono.html
^ Thank you for all the information on this song, Tannis. I've begun to appreciate it more and more recently. The lyrics are so beautiful and sad, and Kate and Peter Gabriel sing them so well... I love the line 'sat here with ourselves in between us.' It captures perfectly the times when some inner obsruction prevents us from feeling and giving love.