The Sensual World

The Sensual World

by Kate BushKate Bush




An enchanting songstress, Kate Bush reflects the most heavenly views of love on the aptly titled The Sensual World. The follow-up to Hounds of Love features Bush unafraid to be a temptress, vocally and lyrically. She's a romantic, frolicking over lust and love, but also a lover of life and its spirituality. The album's title track exudes the most sensually abrasive side of Bush, but she is also one to remain emotionally intact with her heart and head. The majority of The Sensual World beams with a carefree spirit of strength and independence. "Love and Anger," which features blistering riffs by Bush's mentor and cohort David Gilmour, thrives on self-analysis -- typically cathartic of Bush. Michael Nyman's delicate string arrangements allow the melodic "Reaching Out" to simply arrive, freely floating with Bush's lush declaration ("reaching out for the star
eaching out for the star that explodes") for she's always searching for a common peace, a commonality to make comfort. What makes this artist so intriguing is her look toward the future -- she appears to look beyond what's present and find a peculiar celestial atmosphere in which human beings do exist. She's conscious of technology on "Deeper Understanding" and of a greater life on the glam rock experimental "Rocket's Tail (For Rocket)," yet she's still intrinsic to the reality of an individual's heart. "Between a Man and a Woman" depicts pressure and heartbreak, but it's the beauty of "This Woman's Work" that makes The Sensual World the outstanding piece of work that it is. She possesses maternal warmth that's surely inviting, and it's something that's made her one of the most prolific female singer/songwriters to emerge during the 1980s. She's never belonged to a core scene. Bush's intelligence, both as an artist and as a woman, undoubtedly casts her in a league of her own.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972320427
catalogNumber: 723204

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate Bush   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki
Alan Stivell   Background Vocals,celtic harp
Mick Karn   Bass
Eberhard Weber   Bass
Nigel Kennedy   Violin,Viola,Soloist
Trio Bulgarka   Vocals
Stoyanka Boneva   Vocals,Group Member
Paddy Bush   Mandolin,Background Vocals,Valiha,Whip
Clare Connors   Track Performer
Stuart Elliot   Drums
Stuart Elliott   Drums
John Giblin   Bass
David Gilmour   Guitar
Charlie Morgan   Drums
Alan Murphy   Guitar
Del Palmer   Bass,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,fairlight
Yanka Rupkina   Vocals
Davy Spillane   Pipe,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Justin Pearson   Track Performer
Eva Georgieva   Vocals,Group Member
Jonathan Williams   Cello
John Sheahan   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Michael Nyman   String Arrangements
Kate Bush   Producer
Michael Kamen   Arranger,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
Andrew Boland   Engineer
Paddy Bush   Tupan
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Cutting Consultant
Del Palmer   Engineer,Percussion Programming
Rymyana Tzintzarska   Cultural Advisor
Bill Whelan   Arranger
Paul Gomazel   Engineer
Boromira Nedeva   translation
Dimiter Penev   Arranger
Nelli Svetkova   translation

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