Kate Bush – The Sensual World – Official Music Video

 

[Verse 1] Mmh, yes
Then I’d taken the kiss of seedcake back from his mouth
Going deep South, go down, mmh, yes
Took six big wheels and rolled our bodies
Off of Howth Head and into the flesh, mmh, yes

[Pre-Chorus 1] He said, “I was a flower of the mountain, yes
But now I’ve powers o’er a woman’s body, yes”

[Chorus] Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
Stepping out

[Verse 2] To where the water and the earth caress
And the down of a peach says, “Mmh, yes”
Do I look for those millionaires Like a Machiavellian girl would
When I could wear a sunset, mmh, yes

[Pre-Chorus 2] And how we’d wished to live in the sensual world
You don’t need words, just one kiss, then another

[Chorus] Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
Stepping out off the page into the sensual world

[Interlude] [Verse 3] And then our arrows of desire rewrite the speech, mmh, yes
And then he whispered, “Would I, mmh, yes
Be safe, mmh, yes, from mountain flowers?”
And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes
He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
He’d rescue it, mmh, yes

[Verse 4] And his spark took life in my hand and, mmh, yes
I said, “Mmh, yes”, but not yet
Mmh, yes
Mmh, yes

The official music video for the single “The Sensual World” by Kate Bush. It was the title track and first single from the album of the same name, released in September 1989. The single entered and peaked at no.12 in the UK single charts. The video was co-directed by The Comic Strip co-creator Peter Richardson and Kate herself.


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The Fog

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment The Fog · Kate Bush The Sensual World ℗ 1989 Novercia Overseas Ltd. Released on: 1989-10-16 Speaker: Dr. Bush Guitar: Alan Murphy Arranger: Bill Whelan Drums: Stuart Elliot Orchestrator: Michael Kamen Violin: Nigel Kennedy Cello: Jonathan Williams Whistles: Davey Spillane Engineer: Andrew Boland Assistant Engineer: John Grimes Mixing Engineer: Kevin Killen Programmer, Recording Engineer: Del Palmer
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You see, I’m all grown-up now He said Just put your feet down child ‘Cause you’re all grown-up now Just like a photograph I pick you up Just like a station on the radio I pick you up Just like a face in the crowd I pick you up Just like a feeling that you’re sending out I pick it up But I can’t let you go If I let you go You slip into the fog This love was big enough for both of us This love of yours Was big enough to be frightened of It’s deep and dark like the water was The day I learned to swim He said Just put your feet down child Just put your feet down child The water is only waist-high I’ll let go of you gently Then you can swim to me Is this love big enough to watch over me? Big enough to let go of me? Without hurting me Like the day I learned to swim ‘Cause you’re all grown-up now Just put your feet down child The water is only waist-high I’ll let go of you gently Then you can swim to me Source: LyricFind
Kate Bush & Trio Bulgarka: Rhythms Of The World, 11 March 1989 Kate discussing her work with the Bulgarian traditional vocal group on the BBC series.

Kate Bush and Trio Bulgarka interview

Starts out with an interview with one of the Trio Bulgarka, Kate joins later and talks about meeting them and the work they did on the album, then Kate provides a backing drone for a traditional Bulgarka song. Didn’t see it posted on youtube yet, forgive me if it is a duplicate. Music in this video Song Oi Maro (Live) Artist The Bulgarian Voices Angelite Album A Cathedral Concert Licensed to YouTube by Zebralution, and 1 Music Rights Societies

Rocket’s Tail (For Rocket)

 

Provided to YouTube by Columbia/Legacy Rocket’s Tail (For Rocket) · Kate Bush The Sensual World ℗ 1989 Novercia Overseas Ltd. Released on 1989-10-16 Vocal: Eva Georgieva Vocal: Stoyanka Boneva Arranger: Bill Whelan Guitar: David Gilmour Arranger: Dimitr Penev Drums: Stuart Elliot Associated Performer: Yanka Rupkhina Bass: John Giblin Engineer: Andrew Boland Assistant Engineer: John Grimes Assistant Engineer: Tom Header Mixing Engineer: Kevin Killen Programmer, Recording Engineer: Del Palmer

“But if there are no miracles, there are at least songs that sound like them. For “Rocket’s Tail,” Bush enlisted the help of Trio Bulgarka, who she fell in love with after hearing them on a tape Paddy gave her. The three Bulgarian women didn’t speak English and had no idea what they were singing about, but it didn’t matter. They sound more like mystics during its a capella first half, and when it eventually blows up into a glammy stomper with Dave Gilmour’s electric guitar caterwauling like a Catherine wheel, their vocals still come out on top: cackling like gleeful witches, whooping like they’re watching sparks explode in the night sky. Its weird, wonderful magic offered a simple message: Life is short, so enjoy moments of pleasure before they fizzle out.” (1)

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Contributor Pitchfork

A great song from her 1989 album “The Sensual World”. The song features The Trio Bulgarka on backing vocals and David Gilmour on guitar. It’s named after Kate’s cat Rocket.

Lyrics: That November night, looking up into the sky, You said, “Hey, wish that was me up there– It’s the biggest rocket I could find, And it’s holding the night in its arms If only for a moment. I can’t see the look in its eyes, But I’m sure it must be laughing.” But it seemed to me the saddest thing I’d ever seen, And I thought you were crazy, wishing such a thing. I saw only a stick on fire, Alone on its journey Home to the quickening ground, With no one there to catch it. I put on my pointed hat And my black and silver suit, And I check my gunpowder pack And I strap the stick on my back. And, dressed as a rocket on Waterloo Bridge– Nobody seems to see me. Then, with the fuse in my hand, And now shooting into the night And still as a rocket, I land in the river. Was it me said you were crazy? I put on my cloudiest suit, Size 5 lightning boots, too. ‘Cause I am a rocket On fire. Look at me go, with my tail on fire, With my tail on fire, On fire. Hey, look at me go, look at me…

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Reaching Out · Kate Bush

The Sensual World

℗ 1989 Novercia Overseas Ltd.

Released on: 1989-10-16

Mandolin: Paddy Bush
Drums: Charlie Morgan
Bass, Programmer, Recording Engineer: Del Palmer
Arranger: Bill Whelan
Engineer: Andrew Boland
Assistant Engineer: John Grimes
Mixing Engineer: Kevin Killen
Arranger: Michael Nyman

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Reaching Out

See how the child reaches out instinctively To feel how the fire will feel See how the man reaches out instinctively For what he cannot have The pull and the push of it all Reaching out for the hand Reaching out for the hand that smacked Reaching out for that hand to hold Reaching out for the Star Reaching out for the Star that explodes Reaching out for Mama See how the flower leans instinctively Toward the light See how the heart reaches out instinctively For no reason but to touch The pull and the push of it all Reaching out for the hand Reaching out for the hand that smacked Reaching out for that hand to hold Reaching out for the Star Reaching out for the Star that explodes Reaching out for Mama Reaching out for Mama
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Kate Bush – Documentary 1980

A documentary about Kate from 1980 with live clips from Germany and interviews. The songs performed are: “Room For The Life” “Fullhouse” “Strange Phenomena” “Violin” “In The Warm Room” “Hammer Horror” “Kite” “Wuthering Heights”

Kate Bush – Tour Of Life – Nationwide Documentary 1979 (BEST QUALITY)

 

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This is probably the best interview I’ve ever heard anyone get from her. People are usually so weird when approaching her but this interviewer spoke to her like she was a normal human being and it seems like she really responded well to that lol

Kate Bush BBC Radio 6 interview Nov 2016

 

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Why resurrect and revitalize a Kate Bush article from 2016 on 12/20/19?  KATE Bush warrants a Durham Cool celebration.  The Enduring, Incandescent Power of Kate Bush article in today’s online New Yorker by Margaret Talbot was a notable inspiration.  This time an even deeper dive for so many of our new readers to discover. While we celebrate the up and coming British pop notables it is wise to look back on the singer/songwriter groundbreakers of British music.  Kate Bush was the first UK # 1 with her own penned song, Wuthering Heights (referencing the Bronte novel of the same name).

Why would you not want to learn more about an influential artist so brilliantly her own original creation, like Kate Bush? I can think of no other artist who penned songs inspired by and directly quoting both Emily Bronte and James Joyce (see the bookends of Wuthering Heights and Sensual World).  Sensual World-YES! Listen to Kate sing or better yet incarnate, yes…   Enough said.  Men and boys,  If you need a primer on how to channel the divine feminine energy see me in the next lifetime for a free tutorial.  You understand that the age of a Patriarchy has failed us and we now return to the alchemically balanced Divine feminine.

Based on the number of youtube video views, north of 3MM for Sensual World, we at Durham Cool are not alone in our admiration of this very fine creator. Below, read what Kate Bush says about Sensual World:

 

Kate Bush (Rock & Folk 1989) wrote:

“I wanted it to be my most personal record. So I proceeded in a more direct way than before … I had a hard time making this album. Writing the songs took me a long time. because I went through phases of doubt where I didn’t know what to write. Everything seemed rubbish to me. It seemed to me to make no sense. And then, finally, I managed to find sufficient interest in what I was doing …
In any case, it is more and more difficult for me to find new subjects of inspiration …
Four songs on the album were written very quickly, but it took me a long time between each one between them.”

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