Enough Of The PDA! (Not A Handheld Computer, You Geek)
So- at the beginning of this video, they're hugging. It's nice. The song progresses, and they're still hugging. It's charming. Kate Bush starts to sing, they're still hugging. It's kinda, um... Well, the bridge of the song comes in, there's an eclipse behind them, Peter G starts to belt out some notes. They're STILL hugging. It's bordering on nastiness. The final parts of the song wind down and the song comes to a close, and guess what? The sun has made more changes in this video than they have. The phrase "no PDA's, please" (PDA = Public Display of Affection) comes to mind.
I love these two a lot. Peter Gabriel was in Genesis with Phil Collins and they have taken completely different approaches since splitting up. Gabriel has so much more to offer musically (if you take the time to get to know his better albums like this one "So"), while Philly decided to take the commercial route and make some pretty embarrassing stuff. Kate Bush, while basically a weirdo to some, is also an undeniable musical genius and is a great entertainer.
The song is great, very understated and letting the vocals take charge, and beautiful vocals they are. I don't know if you'd find this song as it is here on a CD, since Kate isn't actually on the album. Still, the song in the video is a great marriage of two great artists and it's good to know they're friends. I also can appreciate the video with its simple concept and warm atmosphere, I just think the concept compromises its ability to entertain.