On June 4, 1978 Kate Bush's second single, "Man With the Child in His Eyes", entered the UK charts at #60. The song would reach U.K. #6 that Summer. About the song, written as early as 1973 when she was 15, Bush has said "A lot of men have got a child inside them, you know, I think they are more or less grown up kids. It's a very good quality. It's really nice to have that kind of delight in wonderful things that children have."
The song was recorded live at AIR Studios with Kate, a piano, and a full orchestra. According to Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush, Geoff Emerick, who worked on all of the Beatles recordings starting in 1966 has said "That was one of my favourite recordings of all time. We knew when we recorded it that it was one of the most beautiful records we'd made in a long time. Those sort of things happen once every 8 or 10 years for me . It made a very deep impression".