Since I'm on the younger side I grew up listening to Maxwell's cover, in the same way that everyone know's Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2U versus the original Prince version, but I love Kate's because it sounds completely different. I think both versions are great in their own right. Her voice is like an angel's. There is just something about it that gives me goosebumps when I listen to her "make love" to the music.
Kate Bush was brought up in conversation with a GOOD FRIEND, and good heart felt lyrics. He said when he listens to it the song brings a tear to his eye. I had to give it a listen and her voice took some time getting use to, it does suit her and what she sing about. Im open to music how did I miss this. Awesome song.
Heard this song years ago performed by Sonnor - a winter color guard from Canada. One of the most memorable shows and so exciting ... just love the words to this song and the way it ebbs and flows ... a Kate Classic