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Dreaming

Kate Bush Audio CD
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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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A la fin des années 70, lorsque Kate Bush déboule avec ses chansons baroques, son piano et ses allures mi-fée, mi-sorcière, la petite anglaise déconcerte. En 1982, lorsqu'elle publie l'autoproduit "The Dreaming", elle est devenue une artiste établie, grâce à ses précédents singles "Babooshka" ou "Army Dreamers". Ce quatrième album trouve Kate Bush plus déchaînée que jamais. Elle a trouvé sa voix, s'éloignant du timbre enfantin des débuts, la module à la perfection sur une série de compositions brillantes. Ainsi "The Dreaming", qui donne son titre au disque, ressemble plutôt à un cauchemar halluciné sur un tempo martial, deux Kate se parlent, l'une décidée, l'autre paniquée. "Sat In Your Lap" est une sarabande passionnée aux arrangements riches, "There Goes A Tenner" louche du côté du cabaret avec un rythme martelé. Mais c'est "Pull Out The Pin" qui résume le mieux le style Kate Bush, avec ses faux airs confus, ses choeurs en bataille et sa mélodie en apparence sans queue ni tête. --Isabelle Chelley

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KATE BUSH The Dreaming (1990 Dutch issue 10-track CD album including All The Love The Dreaming & Houdini picture / lyric booklet)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware June 25 2000
By dev1
Format:Audio CD
I'm hoping that there aren't any Kate Bush fans out there in cyberspace who don't own a copy of The Dreaming. An impossible sacrilege.
The Dreaming scares me. I don't mean "scares me" as in "Marilyn Manson scares me." It's 2 in the morning and the house is dead quiet, then I'm startled by the sound of someone turning the knob on the front door. Like The Dreaming, that scares me! Why? First there's the title. "Dreaming" is a verb; the act of visiting a fascinating world while asleep. But Kate uses the phrase "The Dreaming" as thought she's referring to a person, place or thing. She's taken an "action" and made it into something concrete, something one can touch. Next is the cover: a photograph of a seductive Kate (Mrs. Houdini) with a key hidden inside her mouth. She's about to pass this tool of escape to Mr. Houdini in a kiss. Very alluring, very erotic. But it's Kate's eyes that give the photograph (and The Dreaming) an air of the unnatural. Kate's not peering into the eyes of her affection, but into something eerie far in the distance . 'Pull Out The Pin' is filled with bone-chilling fear and blood-curdling horror. 'Leave It Open' contains the frightening lines "Harm is in us. Harm in you and me." 'Get Out Of My House' is as unnerving as my 2 AM tale.
The most unsettling composition is 'Sat In Your Lap.' For me, it is a stomach-turning confessional with a theme that lies beneath the lyrics: the theme is incest. Many artists attempt dark, forbidding and metaphysical material which usually comes off as comical. The Dreaming isn't the least bit funny. Welcome to the supernatural world of Kate Bush. Buyer Beware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kate Bush freaks me out! April 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is probably one of the most original recordings I have ever heard. I first heard this back in the 80's and songs such as "Sat In Your Lap", "The Dreaming", "Suspended In Gaffa", and "There Goes A Tenner" still give me chills till this day. It usually goes for cheap prices nowadays so I suggest picking it up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best pop (?) albums ever. Feb. 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
Okay, I'm not sure what category of music _The Dreaming_ REALLY belongs to. There is an emphasis on vocals, hooks, and strong melodies, yet the sheer musical eclecticism and wild performance make for something quite beyond your johnny-pop music. Perhaps if she had a discography of 1000 albums and she were very popular, she might be afforded her own section (at the music store: rock, jazz, classical, metal, Kate Bush). But this album's defiance of traditional characterizations is no small part of its allure, nor is it a mean artistic feat. This is Kate Bush' perfect marriage of eclectic imagination, enthralling performance, and acute songcraft. Insofar as experimental pop goes, few albums are this listenable and artistically successful.
And that performance...Bush sings like a woman possessed, essentially becoming different characters in each song. "Houdini", with its sensuous, snaky fretless bass and dreamy atmosphere, has Bush singing at times with the sweetness of the dappling of things and at others like an irate lioness. Musically, she is just as brilliant as she is with her voice. Her sense of rhythm and texture is remarkable, as is her ability to transform her influences (both in terms of artists and musical resources) into something very unique and strange. Her reconstruction of Celtic-folk dance on "Night of the Swallows" is sublime; her tense, driving beat and sneaky vocals on "There Goes a Tenner" is indelibly catchy; "Sat in Your Lap" kicks off with an infectious piano & drums shuffle, and Bush's vocals range from snappy utterances ("I see the people workin', I see it workin' for them") to faux-Broadway wails ("just when I think I'm king, I must admit...").
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let The Weirdness In! Dec 24 2003
By "baylo"
Format:Audio CD
By far Bush's darkest AND most eccentric hour. Percussive, dense and lush, not a musical genre is left untouched as a corcucopia of weird musical instraments seam in perfectly with early Fairlight sampling technology. Bush whispers, moans, and screams throughought ten tracks that deal with personal failings and humanity's capacity for wrongdoing. What should be a very weird and unsettling album is smoothed out by immaculate production, rendering it instead an extremely quirkly yet oddly listenable experience. It seems likely that the production airbrushes somewhat over the impact the album is trying to evoke, maybe the only thing that keeps 'The Dreaming' from being a perfect article of pure genius.
Best Tracks: There Goes a Tenner, Night Of The Swallow, Get Out Of My House.
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Never For Ever was proving ground for Kate Bush's experimental weirdness. Her 1982 followup, The Dreaming, taken after the aboriginal concept of a link to God or heaven, takes that direction to the core and is Kate's most innovative and weirdest (in a great sense) album ever. Weird vocal stylings, clever instrumentation and lyrics characterize this album. The engaging single "Sat In Your Lap" is about someone who's too lazy to work, favoring the ivory tower of the intellectual, but has the misconception that "knowledge something that is sat in your lap." In the end, she sings "I hold a cup of wisdom, But there is nothing within. My cup, she never overfloweth, And 'tis I that moan- and groaneth."
"There Goes A Tenner" is about a heist that goes awry, with Kate affecting a slight cockney accent in parts and featuring a music hall-like piano. Throughout there are some male vocal interjections, such as the police and that classic line "What's all this, then?" Funniest lyric: "I hope you remember/To treat the gelignite tenderly for me."
"Pull Out The Pin" seems to be about a Vietnamese lying in ambush for an American soldier, ready to pull out the pin and toss the grenade at him. In the chorus, Kate's voice rises to a frenzied pitch when she sings "I love life." The sobriety of the song is underlined: "Just one thing in it/me or him."
I don't know what the heck gaffa is, as in "Suspended In Gaffa" and its skipping music-hall piano and a quick one-two-three string waltz, but the girl in there is clearly a timid soul, scared of change, unwilling to be a Pandora.
Kate "lets the weirdness in" in "Leave It Open." Her vocals are in many styles, distorted lower register, echoing high-pitched girlish, stretched tape vocals, and wailing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best by the best
My favourite album by my favourite singer. Kate Bush, where are you now that we need you - in other words, now that Celine Dion has taken absolute control of the airwaves? Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2003 by Francois Bloemhof
5.0 out of 5 stars There's 3 before, and 3 after, but none top this one!
It was the fall of 2002 and my second year in college. I was talking to my English professor and he made a comment about the shirt I wore to class, the cover of Pink Floyd's Dark... Read more
Published on Nov. 8 2003 by Ruben H Jimenez
5.0 out of 5 stars Best.....Thing.....Ever........
This is the best music in the world. By far. Obviously there is always the whole 'matter of opinion' thing. Hmmmph. Read more
Published on Aug. 23 2003 by "celticstarlet"
5.0 out of 5 stars Work of Staggering Genius
i am leaps and bounds away from being an obsessive kate bush fan. i will admit that her music does have sort of a nostalgic hold on me, especially the music from this album. Read more
Published on Aug. 14 2003 by Eric Swanger
5.0 out of 5 stars Best recording of the 80s, by anyone, period.
The Dreaming, or as my friends and I in the early 80s dubbed it "The Screaming", is Kate's most fully realized work. Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2003 by memo60640
5.0 out of 5 stars I hereby deem this album " incredible"
One listen and I knew that this was something special. I already had "Sensual World" and was impressed but not blown away. Read more
Published on June 5 2003 by saserfrac
5.0 out of 5 stars THE masterpiece....
Kate is one of the most talented musicians on this earth. The Dreaming was underrated when it was first released, but I think that has to do with the fact that it was way ahead of... Read more
Published on March 27 2003 by wbr
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusually beautiful
'The Dreaming' is an album which improves immeasurably after a few plays. Like most of her releases it is a slow-burner, but slow-burners are often the ones that end up being the... Read more
Published on March 20 2003 by miss c
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as weird as everyone says
While 'The Dreaming' pushes Kate's quirky side to entirely new levels, this isn't the weird demented album that people often refer to it as: If you've ever listened to a Mr Bungle... Read more
Published on March 9 2003 by mike
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