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In and Kate recorded several tapes of songs. Reports vary about the amount of songs that were recorded, but there must have been dozens. Ricky Hopper then presented the songs to David Gilmour. Gilmour noticed her talent, but also the bad tape recorder quality.
This led to one or more recording sessions with David Gilmour present, but with a better recorder. According to Kate: "Absolutely terrified and trembling like So Soft - Kate Bush - The Season Of The Witch - Cathys Home Demos leaf, I sat down and played for him. At Gilmour's insistance, another recording session took place in the summer ofat Gilmour's farm with two band members from Unicorn: drummer Peter Perrier and bassist Pat Martin, and Dave Gilmour on electric guitar.
According to Gilmour, ca. This tape definitely made it to EMI Records. One of the songs recorded during this session was Passing Through Airwhich ended up on the B-side of the single Army Dreamers in This tape finally was Kate's Art De Rue (Rappel) - Fonky Family - Live Au Dome De Marseille at EMI.
The first two songs from this session appeared on The Kick Inside. With the three demo songs in hand, a recording deal is much discussed between Kate, her family, Gilmour and EMI. During that year, Kate makes two further demo tapes. It is believed that from these dates many tracks were eventually released into the public via a radio broadcast in and various 'bootleg' singles and albums. They were played during a Capital radio programme called 'Small Beginnings' on 17 July Both are almost exactly 2 min.
The first demo of "Babooshka" features Kate on piano, and she has added one backing House Of Card - Peter Tomlinson - Momentum during the choruses.
The second version has a percussion pattern from an early rhythm-box, and features a synthesizer and, in addition to the lead vocal, at least two over-dubbed backing vocals The first presentation of the demos to the public was in when local DJ John Dixon presented 22 piano demo songs on his KSTM radio station in Phoenix USA. He had worked for EMI at the time of Kate's initial signing, and aquired the tapes then.
It is not clear if all the available bootleg versions of the demos come from this source. There are several differences in the recording quality, which might indicate different sources. What follows below is a listing of the demos that were played, with the titles that were apparently read out from the tape itself, with alternative titles in brackets - the titles used on this website.
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