Magician (the)

Opening titles of the film 'The Magician Of Lublin'

Opening titles of the film 'The Magician Of Lublin'

Song written by Paul Webster and composed by Maurice Jarre for the film The Magician of Lublin. Kate Bush recorded vocals for this song in February 1979 with music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The song was never released on record and in the film, the song can barely be heard over dialogue.

Kate about 'The Magician'

Maurice Jarre asked me to sing the song, which he had already written. The whole thing was a most enjoyable experience. (Kate Bush Club newsletter, issue 17)

References
  • Graeme Thomson, Under The Ivy: The Life & Music Of Kate Bush, cop. 2012. ISBN 9781780381466

In the circus of life
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