Regarding the "when it's perfect", this is what Kate said in 1993:
"I think 'perfect' is... I have used that word in the past, and I used it wrongly because, in a way, what you are trying to do is make something that is basically imperfect as best as you can in the time you've got with the knowledge you have."
Well I don't think it's the best song to put on it. To me, "Eat The Music" is Kate's "I'm going to make a happy song even though I'm sad because I need a lead single off this album". I mean, it's a nice song but it's hardly ground-breaking. I don't know what song I'd include. At least he's not putting "WH" or "RUTH" on though.
I'd love to see "Lily" on a new compilation. I don't think it's aged much musically and it's just as upbeat as "Eat The Music" (just in a different way).
So will "Eat The Music" help to launch Kate's new album? Probably not. But I think it will help remind old fans of her name.
I agree the 'ETM' would not have been the track I would have chosen. But who knows, it may be more well received this time around. Any buzz is good buzz. Any fans of the artist's appearing on this compilation will be exposed to Kate for maybe the first time. With no other comparison it is strong enough to peak interest.If any of 'Tricky's fans read about her that is a plus. The comments by Maxwell on his cover of "This Woman;'s Work" may have reached some new fans as well.
Yeah, "This Woman's Work" would do the trick much better, so I'm excited about that one!
But if I'd only ever heard of the name Kate Bush before and not the music, and then the first song I heard was "Eat The Music", I really don't think I'd be that interested. I'd like her voice but I'd just see her as a kind of easy listening artist.
I don't know, maybe, as you say, without comparison, I'd be blown away by it!
I'm afraid 'when it's perfect' (To Kate), has been the hold up. That would be the easy answer. I chose September 10th 2003 because I think the project is completed and EMI will want to release it on their previously announced date.