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Mike Batt




The penultimate single from Secret Symphony. By this point in time the UK Singles Chart had changed forever. "The Flood" had made the Top 40 in May 2010 but none of the 6 singles from Secret Symphony troubled the Top 100. She would scrape in at 99 for a week with "I Will Be There" in 2013, on the back of a performance for The Queen, but since then only the covers of "Wonderful Life" (73 in 2015) and "Fields Of Gold" (29 in 2017) have charted. Thankfully, and more importantly, all 7 of her studio albums to date have made the Top 10 cementing her position as one of the most successful female artists in the UK of all time. Given her passion for music and young age it is surely only a matter of time before she becomes the most successful.

Mike wrote this song for his 1977 album Schizophonia. With respect, he's a far better writer than singer and Katie's version is light years ahead even though Mike kept pretty much the same arrangement, which is another nod to Katie's stunning skill of interpretation.


One of Katie's loveliest videos, showing her performing and going all Julie Andrews in the stunning hills around Tromsø in northern Norway. I could watch this non-stop for the rest of my life so if you don't hear from me for a while it's the first thing to check.
The Walls Of The World


The Walls Of The World