Kate Bush has placed her video for 'The Man I Love' online for the first time.
Her rendition of the George and Ira Gershwin classic was produced by George Martin, a languid, evocative arrangement of a true classic.
A video for the song was directed by Kevin Godley of 10cc and shown on television, but never given a full release.
Placed online, the suitably stylish monochrome treatment has a sweeping grace, something that Kate Bush seemingly still holds fondly.
This romantic song was written by George and Ira Gershwin and when Larry Adler put an album together of their songs, called The Glory of Gershwin, he asked me to sing this beautiful song. The album was produced by George Martin. I was very fond of George—such a special talent and creative spirit, a really gentle man, very kind and incredibly interesting. It was a great honour to work with him and Larry. George and Larry were very different personalities (Larry was a real character), but they made a great creative combination.
It was released as a single and Kevin Godley directed the video. I loved working with Kevin—so imaginative and great fun. I’d worked with him and Lol Creme when they directed the video for Peter Gabriel’s song, 'Don’t Give Up'. Kevin chose to present the video in a very traditional way which suited the song extremely well.
Godley and Creme are huge talents who left their mark not just in the music industry with their intelligence and wit in the band 10CC but also in the visual world with their groundbreaking videos, working with an impressive list of diverse artists.
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Kate Bush will release new rarities collection 'The Other Sides' on March 8th.
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