Album of the Week: Kate Bush, ‘The Dreaming’ (1982)

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Arguably Kate Bush’s strangest work, I feel like The Dreaming has had a role in shaping my personality. I spent entirely too much time dancing round the kitchen to this album when I was a kid. I was fascinated by the weird, even scary, soundscape. Kate Bush has called it her “I’ve gone mad album” and the listening experience does feel like being inside someone’s mind. As a little kid, I was particularly impressed by the vocals. I couldn’t believe that a woman could make all those different sounds. My favourite track then was ‘Night of the swallow‘ because I liked the strings and bagpipes, but as an adult woman who is more interested in setting boundaries, I find myself most excited by the door-slamming chaos of ‘Get out of my house’.  Play loud, as the sleeve notes advise.

Meanwhile, in other Kate Bush news, hundreds of fans celebrate ‘Wuthering Heights Day’ by recreating the 1978 video.

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