Kate Bush - Lionheart (2018 Remaster) - Vinyl
Personnel: Kate Bush (vocals, piano); Ian Bairnson, Brian Bath (guitar); Paddy Bush (slide guitar, mandolin, strumento da porco, mandocello, panpipes, background vocals); Richard Harvey (recorder); Duncan Mackay (fender rhodes, synthesizer); Francis Monkman (harpsichord, Hammond organ); David Paton, Del Palmer (bass); Stuart Elliott (drums, percussion); Charles Morgan (drums); Andrew Powell (joanna strumentum). Recorded at Superbear Studios. When EMI signed the teenage prodigy Kate Bush, the label claimed that in order to nurture her talent, it wouldn't release her first album until she had a few years to grow up. As a result, her debut, THE KICK INSIDE, didn't see daylight for three years. On the other hand, her second album, LIONHEART, was rush-released only nine months after the success of its predecessor. Fortunately, Kate still had some leftover songs from the debut session, helping make her sophomore effort an equally strong offering. With the wisdom of someone much older, Kate looks at sex, spirituality, and death in "Symphony in Blue"; at childhood in "Peter Pan"; and the trauma of relationships in "Fullhouse" and "Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbreak." Her handwritten lyrics for the beautiful "Oh England My Lionheart" give her away--the handwriting is that of the 16-year-old she was at the time. As Kate often said in those days, "wow."
- Genre: Rock
- Format: Vinyl