Never for Ever

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Never for Ever has Kate Bush sounding vocally stable and more confident, taking what she had put into her debut single "Wuthering Heights" from 1978 and administering those facets into most of the album's content. Never for Ever went to number one in the U.K., on the strength of three singles that made her country's Top 20. Both "Breathing" and "Army Dreamers" went to number 16, while "Babooshka" was her first Top Five single since "Wuthering Heights." Bush's dramatics and theatrical approach to singing begin to solidify on Never for Ever, and her style brandishes avid seriousness without sounding flighty or absurd. "Breathing," about the repercussions of nuclear war, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Never for Ever has Kate Bush sounding vocally stable and more confident, taking what she had put into her debut single "Wuthering Heights" from 1978 and administering those facets into most of the album's content. Never for Ever went to number one in the U.K., on the strength of three singles that made her country's Top 20. Both "Breathing" and "Army Dreamers" went to number 16, while "Babooshka" was her first Top Five single since "Wuthering Heights." Bush's dramatics and theatrical approach to singing begin to solidify on Never for Ever, and her style brandishes avid seriousness without sounding flighty or absurd. "Breathing," about the repercussions of nuclear war, conveys enough passion and vocal curvatures to make her concern sound convincing, while "Army Dreamers" bounces her voice up and down without getting out of hand. "Babooshka"'s motherly charm and flexible chorus make it one of her best tracks, proving that she can make the simplest of lyrics work for her through her tailored vocal acrobatics. The rest of the album isn't quite as firm as her singles, but they all sport a more appeasing and accustomed sound than some of her past works, and she does manage to keep her identity and characteristics intact. She bettered this formula for 1985's Hounds of Love, making that album's "Running Up That Hill" her only Top 40 single in the U.S., peaking at number 30.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077774636025
  • Catalog Number: 463607
  • Sales rank: 331,213

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Babooshka (3:20)
  2. 2 Delius (Song of Summer) (2:51)
  3. 3 Blow Away (3:34)
  4. 4 All We Ever Look For (3:48)
  5. 5 Egypt (4:12)
  6. 6 The Wedding List (4:16)
  7. 7 Violin (3:15)
  8. 8 The Infant Kiss (2:50)
  9. 9 Night Scented Stock (0:51)
  10. 10 Army Dreamers (2:58)
  11. 11 Breathing (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kate Bush Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Harmony, CS-80, Vocal Harmony
Kevin Burke Violin
Roy Harper Vocals, Background Vocals
Duncan Mackay Keyboards, fairlight
Ian Bairnson Guitar, Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Brian Bath Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Andrew Bryant Vocals, Background Vocals
Paddy Bush Harmonica, Mandolin, Balalaika, Bass (Vocal), Sitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Koto, Banshee, Saw, Mando
Stuart Elliot Drums, Bodhran
Stuart Elliott Drums, Bodhran
Larry Fast Keyboards, Prophet Synthesizer, Prophet 5
Martyn Ford Performing Ensemble
John Giblin Bass, Electric Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Preston Heyman Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Gary Hurst Vocals, Background Vocals
Max Middleton Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Mike Moran Keyboards, Prophet 5
Alan Murphy Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Soloist
Del Palmer Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar
Morris Pert Percussion, Timpani
Roland Percussion
Adam Skeaping Viola
Joseph Skeaping Lironi
Adam Sceaping Viol
Jo Sceaping Lironi
Technical Credits
Kate Bush Arranger, Producer, Art Direction
Ian Bairnson Contributor
Richard Burgess Contributor
John Carder Bush Back Cover
Paddy Bush Contributor
Jon Kelly Producer, Engineer
Max Middleton String Arrangements
Mike Moran Contributor
Nick Price Artwork, Cover Art
Adam Sceaping String Arrangements
Jo Sceaping String Arrangements
John L. Walters Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hi kate

    i bought the whole story today for i dont know how many times every time i hear it everyone wants to check it out i never see it again this copy cost me 15 pound today so im keeping it i love you and your music since i was 14 no one will ever come close to babooshka highly recomended take care chris minett

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never for Ever

    this was the first CD I bought. I was 14 and didn't know who Kate Bush was. I just liked the cover. But I fell in love with songs like: babooshka, violin, army dreamers, breathing. My second Cd was the dreaming withe the funny song ''sat in your lap''. I firt thought I made a mistake when I bought theis album, but now I don't think so I made the right choise, and you must make that one too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never for Ever

    This is a realy great album. I fel in love with it when I was just 6 years old. My Mom had this one at home when I was little, I listend to it so often that it was all scrached out. So I had to buy it on cd. And it was worth it, because the sound is much better. I recommend this CD one to everyone. It's has so many changes and mood swings it is realy beautiful. And nice to listen to.

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