Song written by Kate Bush. Remixed version of the 1985 track Running Up That Hill. The song was played during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The song was originally only available as a digital download. Promotional CD-singles were produced for press and DJ's. On 20 April 2013, on the occasion of Record Store Day, a 10" picture disc was made available, featuring the track, plus on the B-side the original recording of Walk Straight Down The Middle. This 10" single was subsequently also made available on Kate's official website for those who were unable to get the record from physical record shops.
The only commercial CD release of this track was on the compilation CD A Symphony Of British Music.
Kate about 'Running Up That Hill 2012 Remix'
I hope you all enjoyed the remix of Running Up That Hill this evening at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. They certainly put on a brilliant show. (Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012 REMIX. Official website, retrieved 11 January 2016)
I am completely thrilled and touched by the overwhelming response from everyone to the remix of RUTH. I thought the whole closing ceremony of the Olympics was extraordinary and I'd like to thank everyone there for choosing me to be a part of it. It is such a huge honour. What an incredible wealth of musical talent we have in this country. I thought everyone was fantastic. I especially loved Elbow, Annie Lennox, George Michael (who was totally brilliant) and The Who, who were simply stunning. (A Thank You from Kate... Official website, retrieved 11 January 2016)
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