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26 August 2022

Kate Bush To Release ‘Running Up That Hill’ CD Single In The US

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Kate Bush‘s US record label, Rhino, is to release her huge hit Running Up That Hill, as a CD single for the first time. The CD will be out on 2 September and fans can order it from the Rhino online store.

From the shop description: “The first single from Kate Bush’s fifth studio album Hounds of Love, Running Up That Hill was originally released to critical acclaim in August of 1985. Available once again, this CD single stays true to the original, featuring period correct artwork and b-side Under the Ivy.”

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It has been almost three months since Running Up That Hill featured prominently in the latest series of Netflix hit Stranger Things and became a huge hit again, but the song’s popularity shows no sign of waning – it is still in the US Billboard Top 5.

The phenomenal success of Running Up That Hill caused Kate Bush to make a series of statements thanking fans and the makers of Stranger Things, including the following, after the song had its third week at the top of the UK chart, “Whoooo Hoooo everybody! I just can’t believe it – No. 1 for the third week. We’re all so excited! In fact it’s all starting to feel a bit surreal.

I’ve just watched the last two episodes of Stranger Things and they’re just through the roof. No spoilers here, I promise. I’d only seen the scenes that directly involved the use of the track and so I didn’t know how the story would evolve or build. I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max’s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honoured that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller coaster journey. I can’t imagine the amount of hard work that’s gone into making something on this scale. I am in awe. They’ve made something really spectacular.

I want to let you know about the amount of unofficial merchandise that’s out there. I haven’t seen it myself but I keep getting reports that there’s a huge amount: T-shirts, etc – some of which is very poor quality, some of which is pretty good and could be mistaken for being official. The only official merchandise is the already existing material that’s available through the official websites.

We hope you understand that we want to honour the energy that’s being generated by the audiences right now. An energy that feels very special, unique and quite frankly, bloody moving.
Thanks very much everyone,

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