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Dreaming
     

The Dreaming

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by Kate Bush
 

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Four albums into her burgeoning career, Kate Bush's The Dreaming is a theatrical and abstract piece of work, as well as Bush's first effort in the production seat. She throws herself in head first, incorporating various vocal loops, sometimes campy, but always romantic and inquisitive of emotion. She's angry and pensive throughout the entire album, typically

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Four albums into her burgeoning career, Kate Bush's The Dreaming is a theatrical and abstract piece of work, as well as Bush's first effort in the production seat. She throws herself in head first, incorporating various vocal loops, sometimes campy, but always romantic and inquisitive of emotion. She's angry and pensive throughout the entire album, typically poetic while pushing around the notions of a male-dominated world. However, Kate Bush is a daydreamer. Unfortunately, The Dreaming, with all it's intricate mystical beauty, isn't fully embraced compared to her later work. Album opener "Sat in Your Lap" is a frightening slight on individual intellect, with a booming chorus echoing over throbbing percussion and a butchered brass section. "Leave It Open" is goth-like with Bush's dark brooding, which is a suspending scale of vocalic laments, but it's the vivacious and moody "Get Out of My House" that truly brings Bush's many talents for art and music to the forefront. It prances with dripping piano drops and gritty guitar, and the violent rage felt as she screams "Slamming," sparking a fury similar to what Tori Amos later ignited during her inception throughout the '90s. Not one to be in fear of fear, The Dreaming is one of Kate Bush's underrated achievements in depicting her own visions of love, relationships, and role play, not to mention a brilliant predecessor to the charming beauty of 1985's Hounds of Love.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
Label:
Fish People
UPC:
5099902929620
catalogNumber:
0292962
Rank:
24865

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Tracks

  1. Sat In Your Lap
  2. There Goes a Tenner
  3. Pull Out The Pin
  4. Suspended in Gaffa
  5. Leave it Open
  6. The Dreaming
  7. Night of the Swallow
  8. All the Love
  9. Houdini
  10. Get Out of My House

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Performance Credits

Kate Bush   Primary Artist

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The Dreaming 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has the most intensely beautiful and mesmerizing song ever written on it: The Night Of the Swallow. It gives me chills every time. I was surprised to hear other reviewers say the album is inaccessable and not fully realized. The Dreaming is perhaps my favorite of all her albums, and I adore many of the other songs almost as much as Night of the Swallows. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this album at first appears inaccessible, scattered and noisy at best, it should not be tossed aside. It grows on you, and grows on you . . .a lot. In all my experience as a Kate Bush fan this album has remained my favorite. It is masterly and rashly expressive, raw, angry, and subtle all at once. The album is whole and complete and takes you on such a journey, as if each song was a separate little clouded world. It is beautifully executed, and is something that really can't be described in words, but just must be 'experienced.' It is hard to get into at first, but once you do it is richly rewarding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The dreaming is the first kate bush album I'd heard and I could not believe my ears. I found it captivating, moving and unique. It is both harsh and serene, dynamics keeping you on the edge of your seat. Although not for everyone, a kate bush collection is incomplete without this tour de force.
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