The Dreaming – Kate Bush (1982)

The Dreaming - Kate Bush (1982)

An amazing example of artistic growth in action. This was Kate’s first album that she produced entirely on her own, which gave her room to fully explore her own subconscious and create one of the most mesmerizing, complex-sounding albums I’ve ever heard. This is gripping, dramatic, experimental music, full of great narratives (There Goes a Tenner), bizarre arrangements (Sat in Your Lap), and the occasional bit of Irish folk (Night of the Swallow). While casual listeners may be deterred by this album, this is essential for the masses already under Kate’s spell.

Following this release, Bush built her own studios and would return to the charts three years later with her most acclaimed album…

Choice Cut: Night of the Swallow
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