UPDATE 12/08/12 – the remix is out now – click here to listen to a preview.
We will still have to wait and see if the rumours prove correct about Kate Bush Revisiting The Whole Story later this year, but Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012 Remix looks like it is being released digitally in less than a week’s time on Sunday 12th August. The sport fans amongst you may have noticed that this is the day of the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, the very event where this track is rumoured to be featured in one way or another (a video with Jude Law is said to have been filmed).
For a while yesterday, Amazon.co.uk had a listing for the digital download, but it has since been removed. The track has a running time of 5.31 and is clearly associated with the Olympics in the listing because there is a link to the Isles Of Wonder opening ceremony music which was also available only hours after the event occured.
If you are wondering about what Running Up That Hill has got to do with the Olympics, then can we remind you that the original single featured Kate on the cover putting her archery skills to the test!
The original 1985 single was subtly remixed at the time for a 12-inch single. This remix was appended to side one of the original UK cassette release of Hounds Of Love and also appeared on the 1997 reissue as well as on one of The Red Shoes CD singles in 1993.
It is likely that the 2012 remix will be available as part of a London 2012 closing ceremony album, as well as individually.