The bit at the end of Hello Earth

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The bit at the end of Hello Earth

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May 5th, 2010, 9:32 pm #1

This is probably in some post somewhere else but has anyone worked out the reference right at the end of this song, sounds a bit like Arabic or celtic or something starting "diva diva...??
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May 5th, 2010, 9:39 pm #2

I thought it was something in german.. it's not arabic thats for sure!
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May 5th, 2010, 11:06 pm #3

I believe it's "Tiefer, tiefer, irgendwo in der tiefer, gibt es ein leicht", which translates from the German as "Deeper, deeper, somewhere in the deep there's a light..."
Don't shoot me if the German is misspelt or misquoted; it's been quite a few years since O Levels.
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May 6th, 2010, 3:16 am #4

Yes, it is German. The words are "Tiefer, tiefer, irgendwo in der Tiefe gibt es ein Licht." That means "Deeper, deeper, somewhere in the deep there is a light." Acoording to Gaffaweb, the words are spoken by a friend of Kate called Gabi Zangerl.
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May 6th, 2010, 1:41 pm #5

Yes, "Gabi Zangerl" who sounds remarkably like Kate, and we've never know Kate to use pseudonyms ;-)



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May 6th, 2010, 9:41 pm #6

Ahh, i've always wondered what the translation was, though i'd recognised it to be German.
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May 8th, 2010, 5:43 pm #7

ze German eh??

now i know
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May 9th, 2010, 10:48 am #8

I have to say I was a bit sad to hear it wasnt kates voice lol...i guess it doesnt matter, but still hehe..
Have a listen to my new Kate cover - And Dream Of Sheep! :)https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=ht ... _user=true
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May 9th, 2010, 12:32 pm #9

I have always assumed it was Kate speaking that german line.
Oh well, it nice to learn something new,even if it did take 25 years.
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May 9th, 2010, 12:39 pm #10

I agree with Gilesgiles. For whatever reason, Kate used a pseudonym for that part. I'd put money on it being her voice. If it's not her characteristic consonant sounds, then she's got a twin we've never heard of
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May 9th, 2010, 2:14 pm #11

Couldn't agree more - it sounds exactly like Kate. BUT...at the 1985 convention, when my friend Mandy and I wanted to find out what was being sung at this point in Hello Earth, we collared Del and Paddy and asked them. Our question began, "What is Kate singing at the end of..." at which point they both interjected, saying, "It's not Kate!" When we expressed surprise, they explained that it was a German friend of Kate's, who had come to visit some time during the period that the album was being recorded. 
Mandy and I were so surprised that, if I recall rightly, we forgot to press for an answer to our original question, and it was some considerable time later that I finally found out what was actually being sung.
Tra la, as they say.
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May 9th, 2010, 2:18 pm #12

Cool! Do you think they might've been winding people up, though?!
Aw, I'm a bit sad now. Not for being wrong (ok, well - maybe that too!) but coz I kinda got very used to thinking it was another gorgeous utterance of Kate's that went so well with the whole atmosphere of that piece. Never mind - worse things happen at sea, as they say.
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May 9th, 2010, 3:12 pm #13

Thanks everyone
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May 9th, 2010, 4:12 pm #14

Gabi Zangerl does appear in the 'thanks to' credits for the Hounds Of Love album.......right next to Madame Maria Nanky which reads a bit dodgy.  
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May 9th, 2010, 5:04 pm #15

Gabi does appear in Richard Marx's REPEAT OFFENDER credits, too. Interesting that there is a Catholic girl's school, Sacre Coeur, in Bregenz, Austria, that lists a Gabi Zangerl as "Mediatorin" which I understand to be a mediator. I imagine there are all sorts of ways that Kate and Gabi could have crossed paths and become friends particularly when Kate was communicating with Werner Herzog.



Amazing that due to one spoken line on a Kate Bush album, Gabi is the object of so much speculation; and, researching her, she's associated with so much esoterica.



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May 9th, 2010, 5:46 pm #16

Completely new to me, and I have to confess that I never would have guessed it was German (and I'm not unaccustomed to hearing German though I only about 5 words myself.) Thanks for this! Zeb
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May 9th, 2010, 6:46 pm #17

Re: Maria Nankey (from the Gaffaweb archives):



From: rhill@netrun.cts.com (ronald hill)

Date: Wed, 08 Jul 92 22:59:25 PDT

Subject: **** COVERS OF KATE BUSH SONGS *****



COVER VERSIONS OF KATE



from Articles from Homeground, Andrew Marvick (IED), Doug Allen, Andy Semple, Robert M. Kelner, Larry DeLuca, Ben Roimola, and Jorn Barger.



This is a compilation and re-editing of various messages (mainly from Love-Hounds), done by Ron Hill who takes responsibilty for any errors that may have occured during editing.



There have been surprisingly few over the years, considering how well known Kate is in Europe. Kate was asked about this a few times:



WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE COVER VERSION OF ONE OF YOUR SONGS?



"Poor Old Flea" by Madame Maria Nanky. (1984, KBC 17)
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May 9th, 2010, 8:46 pm #18

Ok, a bit off the actually topic of this thread but whatever happened to Ron Hill?? Haven't seen him since The Red Shoes was released.

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May 9th, 2010, 11:19 pm #19

a pinch of keyhole wrote: I agree with Gilesgiles. For whatever reason, Kate used a pseudonym for that part. I'd put money on it being her voice. If it's not her characteristic consonant sounds, then she's got a twin we've never heard of
Maybe its the same person who sung 'Don't let the Sunshine in' pmsl!!!
  
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May 10th, 2010, 3:23 am #20

Well, I did say "according to Gaffaweb" and the people at Gaffaweb usually know what they are talking about. And if it is Kate, then her German must have improved since "Coffee Homeground".
Anyway, the whole line in the album credits says: "Thanks to Bill and Denise Whelan, Liam, Donal, John Sheahan, Paddy Glackin, Gabi Zangerl, Madame Maria Nanky, Terry Gilliam, Peter Swallow, Basil and The Young Ones, and a big thank you to Peter Reich." Of all those names, Madame Maria Nanky is the only one that sounds dubious.
You give me life.

Please don't let me go.

You crush the lily in my soul.
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