Cathedral Song

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"Cathedral Song"
Tanita Tikaram - Cathedral Song.jpg
Single by Tanita Tikaram
from the album Ancient Heart
A-side "Cathedral Song"
B-side "Sighing Innocents, Fireflies In The Kitchen, Let’s Make Everybody Smile Today, Over To You All [LIVE]"
Released 1989
Format 7", 12" , CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Folk rock
Length 2:52
Label WEA
Songwriter(s) Tanita Tikaram
Producer(s) Peter Van Hooke, Rod Argent
Tanita Tikaram singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1988)
"Cathedral Song"
(1989)
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1989)
Twist in My Sobriety
(1988)
Cathedral Song
(1989)
World Outside Your Window
(1989)

"Cathedral Song" is a song released as a single from the album Ancient Heart by Tanita Tikaram. It received a nice treatment on music video with an extended length video, portraying love story between two swimmers in a summer. The video was shot in black & white, and Tanita is featured only in studio footage, not on the external footages. The single peaked at #48 in UK. Most of video was filmed in Portugal in Praia Grande, Guincho beach, Estoril and Cristo Rei sanctuary.

Releases[edit]

WEA released a limited edition 7" EP box set which featured three prints from the video. Other formats also feature live tracks - "Over You All" (CD/7" box), "Let's Make Everybody Smile Today" (CD/12"/7" box) and "Fireflies In The Kitchen" (12"). No studio versions were recorded of the last two.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Dutch Singles Chart 36
German Singles Chart 71
UK Singles Chart 48

Covers[edit]

This song was covered by Brazilian singer Zélia Duncan. Her version, which features similar arrangement but lyrics in Portuguese, was released in her second homonymous album (1994) and became a smash hit in Brazil and "Catedral" (the Brazilian title of the song) is still considered a classic tune. The translated version has also been covered by Leandro, from the duo Leandro e Leonardo. The song was also covered by Renato Russo from the Legião Urbana band.

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