Wild Man (Kate Bush song)

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"Wild Man"
Single by Kate Bush
from the album 50 Words for Snow
Released 10 October 2011
Genre Art rock
Length 4:16 (Radio Edit)
Label Noble & Brite
Writer(s) Kate Bush
Producer(s) Kate Bush
Kate Bush singles chronology
"Deeper Understanding"
(2011)
"Wild Man"
(2011)
"Running Up that Hill"
(2012)

"Wild Man" is a song by Kate Bush released as the lead single from her tenth studio album 50 Words for Snow. It was released as a digital download single in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2011,[1] and peaked at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart. "Wild Man" tells the story of sightings of the Yeti in the wilds of the Himalayas, and of the efforts by the narrator and others to protect him from discovery.

Song information[edit]

The song premiered on BBC Radio 2 on Monday 10 October 2011. The 7:16 minute version was first played on The Ken Bruce Show[2] and the 4:16 minute "radio edit" was made available for streaming on Kate Bush's official YouTube channel after the radio premiere. The full-length "Wild Man" was released as a digital download single on 11 October, and it was announced that there would be no CD single.[3] The song was BBC Radio 2's "Record of the Week" for the week starting 16 October.[4]

A 2 minute 33 second "Animation Segment" for "Wild Man" was posted on the Kate Bush official site and on YouTube. The short film was created by Finn and Patrick at Brandt Animation.[5]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Wild Man" (Radio Edit) - 4:16 (except in the US)
  2. "Wild Man" - 7:16

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[6] 73

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 11 October 2011[7] Digital download Noble & Brite

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Man". Kate Bush. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Wild Man Worldwide Exclusive". Kate Bush. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  3. ^ http://www.katebushnews.com/
  4. ^ http://www.katebushnews.com/
  5. ^ http://www.katebushnews.com/index.php/page/7/
  6. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Wild Man - Single by Kate Bush". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2013-07-05.