Kate Bush – The Kick Inside

ARTIST: Kate Bush                               The_Kick_Inside_(Album_Artwork)

TITLE:  The Kick Inside

YEAR RELEASED: 1978

CHART ACTION: #3 UK

SINGLES: Wuthering Heights (#108 US, #1 UK), The Man with the Child in His Eyes (#85 US, #6 UK), Moving, Them Heavy People, Strange Phenomena

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Not over here

LINEUP: Kate Bush, Ian Barinson, Paddy Bush, Duncan Mackay, Andrew Powell, David Paton, Stuart Elliott, Morris Pert.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Nineteen year old songwriter and dramatic soprano becomes a UK phenomenon with her evocative voice and literary songs. The_Kick_Inside_(alternative_cover)

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Featuring songs written throughout her teenage years, 19-year old Kate Bush became a phenomenon in the UK and Europe with a dramatic single retelling of “Wuthering Heights”.

The album sold well, and has some fantastic tracks (such as the opener “Moving”) and some tracks that cover a lot of subject matter than normal 19-year olds don’t cover.“Them Heavy People” covers religion, and the title track is a child and murder ballad based on a child and murder ballad about a murderous brother, though Bush gives it a twist.

Some tracks, though, sound like they don’t belong, and use different studio musicians. A few probably had to make up the numbers, but for the classic tracks this is definitely one to check out.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: She formed a band to tour a bit and get ready for the studio, but only used one of those musicians (her brother) on the album itself.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

 

GRADE: A-: There’s some really outstanding tracks here and you can skip through some of the others without a problem.

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