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Sensual World, The [Japanese Paper Sleeve]

Kate Bush Audio CD
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Kate Bush is one of the most successful and groundbreaking British solo performers of the last 30 years.

Her first single “Wuthering Heights” topped the UK singles chart for 4 weeks in 1978, the same year she released her debut album “The Kick Inside” and its follow-up “Lionheart”.

A year later she played her only concert tour to date, the ... Read more in Amazon's Kate Bush Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Mar 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000BDJ624
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mmmm... yeesssss 23 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I seem to remember my family having a copy of her first two albums when I was about five. Twenty two years ago. I think the only reason we had them was because a family friend wanted my mum to hear the poetry Ms Bush was writing. (At that time Kick Inside and Lionheart had been out for about 3 years). I was allowed to play them in the morning to stop me waking my parents up too early. Even then I loved the sound of her voice. At that age I couldn't always hear what she was singing but that didn't matter. It was the soul she put into her sound that I heard.
Fast forward thirteen years. We had lost the albums, then I heard an interview with Kate Bush on the radio about the making of Hounds Of Love. On the strength of the clips that were played, I bought the album. Then I bought her first two and the memory of their joy all came back.
However, after buying all of her back catalogue, I enjoy The Sensual World more than the rest. Believe me, I have tried.
It isn't dazzling, very ground breaking, commercial, well received, as smokin' as Kick Inside, or relentlessly original as Hounds Of Love, but there's a calm intimacy that I haven't heard anywhere else. There are a few messy songs like Love And Anger, or Between A Man And A Woman where there's a lot going on and it feels too much with the production set up for the album, but I'm nit picking really.
The other reviews I've read for this album say it's over produced, but I say she got it smack on. You feel like you're in an underground cave and the music comes to the listener across a small pool. The way the album was engineered sounds like she's sat next to you but there's a huge, deep feel to everything. A good example is The Fog and Deeper Understanding.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensuality Guarenteed 4 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Kate Bush, they say, is like Marmite, you either love or hate her work. This album, however, gives some middle ground.
It's as accessible as her best selling Hounds of Love , but more complex,personal and lasting.
The James Joyce inspired title track is possibly her best ever.
However I think this album will be mostly remembered for the sublime "This Woman's Work"...worth the money on its own.
Other worthy notables include "The Fog" and "Never be Mine"
layered to perfection, and deeply evocative.
"Reaching Out" and " Rocket's Tail" see Kate hit the high notes
for the old fans and "Heads were Dancing" mentions Hilter!
"Deeper Understanding" inspired Prince...What more could you want? Fantastic album. 10/10.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underestimated 28 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Sounds like we have a consensus out there!

The Sensual World failed ( commercially ) to match the massive success of 'Hounds Of Love'. It's hard to know why. Maybe the time was right for that album - and who can deny that 'Running up that Hill' and 'Cloudbusting' are some of the finest singles ever. Maybe Kate just left it too long, as she often does, and the world had moved on.

The Sensual World succeeds as a great album however. It's cornerstone is undeniably 'This Woman's Work' which reliably brings tears to my eyes. I'm still not really sure what it's about - at one level Kate seems to be at the bedside of her dying mother, while on another the line 'I know you have a little life in you yet' could be about a mother to be. Genius.

Other stand outs are 'Reaching Out' about, well, reaching out - but Kate captures the beauty of such a simple, but essential gesture. 'Deeper Understanding' - about the way people are turning to technology for company is remarkably prescient and captures the mood of someone all alone,bar their computer. 'Never Be Mine' a song about regret - again executed perfectly, with some lovely fretless bass playing.

What I really like about this album is you're drawn into a different soundscape. 'Heads We're Dancing' and 'The Fog' are songs unlike anyone else's. The former is like a modern folk song - a dance with Hitler, Kate being unaware of his identity. The second a smoky misty evocation of a child's first swimming attempt really, for me captures the feeling of a river late at night.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate's most beautiful work 27 Sep 2002
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Format:Audio CD
This album contains some of Kate's best work, and certainly the most beautiful. Perhaps slighlty over produced in places, if only there was a live version, for me it ranks alongside The Kick Inside as Kate's best.
Standout tracks are the title track, Love and Anger, Reaching Out, Deeper Understanding, and one of my favourite tracks of all time This Woman's Work. The only slight downside is Rocket's Tail, but this is purely above average rather than bad.
The Sensual World is one of the few albums which I can play again and again and not tire of. Here's hoping that the new album can even come close in quality (if indeed it does ever come out)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate's lush take on nature and love... 30 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
After owning a copy of this album for 22 years, I still rate this a gem. Although perhaps a bit overproduced in places and especially with rather 'splashy' drum sounds there are some tracks on this album which are amongst my favourite Kate tracks even though I prefer her more recent work.

Particularly of note are the beautiful strings on The Fog and Reaching Out. Heads were Dancing is delightfully dark and spooky. Love the wistfulness and sense of longing on Never be Mine.

Although I love the Directors Cut updating of some of these tracks, I am also delighted to experience the nostalgia of the originals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sensual & sublime
Ethereal, mystical and majestic, the sensual world is as diverse in it's sound as it is in the subject of it's songs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by stephen darcy
5.0 out of 5 stars An Astonishing voice range
Kate is immortal! With a voice-range of four and half octaves, she cannot fail to take us into the realms of sheer enjoyment. I'll follow her up that hill anytime. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. C. J. Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great re-discovery
Bought to replace an old cassette version I came across. Better than I remembered and significantly better than the most recent KB offering I have (Aerial). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Only the best will do for me
Only the best will do for me. This is such a great journey of sound she takes you on, as usual. Lovely.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. David Marcus
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
This was one of the first KB albums I bought, so perhaps that makes me a bit more biased towards this. But hey, good sound is good sound!

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Published 6 months ago by R. Hallifax
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Just a fantastic album, should be in everyone's collection. Kate Bush at her best, with a whole load of favourite tracks. So good it could be a best off. Read more
Published 7 months ago by hiflier
5.0 out of 5 stars the sensual word by kate bush.
item in very good condition and arrived on time.this is a must for kate bush fans and id recommend it.
Published 9 months ago by sharon jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not for me
Am an avid fan of Kate's work up to and including Hounds of Love, but this just didn't hit the spot for me. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Clarey R
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all Kate Bush Fans!
I am a big Kate Bush fan, but all of my collection was either on cassette or vinyl, so I decided to update it. This CD was of excellent quality and great value for money!
Published 11 months ago by Miss T Sugden
5.0 out of 5 stars sensualkatebush
Doesn't get better than this, then you'll have to put it into your collection . The title track itself IS so sensual, mmm yes.
Published 13 months ago by keith55
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