Song written by Kate Bush. Originally slated for release as title track on the album Never For Ever, but it was not included in the end, although some copies of the album were released with a hype sticker that said ‘Features: Never For Ever’. According to Andrew Powell, it was not included because Kate wasn’t totally happy with her vocal.
Andrew Powell about ‘Never For Ever’
It was a beautiful ballad – Kate sang it at the piano – and was just for Kate with her piano, (no rhythm section) and a large string orchestra. We recorded Kate at Superbear Studios in the South of France, and the orchestra parts at the original AIR studios in Oxford Circus, London. I think it may have been the best arrangement I ever did for Kate – Kate loved it too – so I wish it could be allowed to see the light of day sometime. It was a great, and very intimate, song.