Tag: Kate Bush

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23

Sunday 11/29/2020 9am ET: Feature LP: Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (1985)

Hounds of Love is the fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush, released by EMI Records on September 16, 1985. It was a commercial success and marked a return to the public eye for Bush after the relatively poor sales of her previous album, 1982’s The Dreaming. The album’s lead single, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)”, became one of Bush’s biggest hits. The album’s first side produced three further successful singles, “Cloudbusting”, “Hounds of Love”, and “The Big Sky”. The second side, subtitled The Ninth Wave, forms a conceptual suite about a person drifting alone in the sea at night.

Hounds of Love received critical acclaim both on its release and in retrospective reviews. It is considered by many fans and music critics to be Bush’s best album, and has been regularly voted one of the greatest albums of all time. It was Bush’s second album to top the UK Albums Chart and her best-selling studio album, having been certified double platinum for 600,000 sales in the UK, and by 1998 it had sold 1.1 million copies worldwide. In the US, it reached the top 40 on the Billboard 200. The album was nominated at the 1986 Brit Awards for Best British Album, at which Bush was also nominated for Best British Female and Best British Single (for “Running Up That Hill”).

1. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” 5:03
2. “Hounds of Love” 3:02
3. “The Big Sky” 4:41
4. “Mother Stands for Comfort” 3:07
5. “Cloudbusting” 5:10
6. “And Dream of Sheep” 2:45
7. “Under Ice” 2:21
8. “Waking the Witch” 4:18
9. “Watching You Without Me” 4:06
10. “Jig of Life” 4:04
11. “Hello Earth” 6:13
12. “The Morning Fog” 2:34

Kate Bush – vocals, Fairlight synthesizer, piano
Alan Murphy – guitar on tracks 1, 3, 8
Del Palmer – LinnDrum programming, bass guitar on 1, 10, 12, handclaps on 3, backing vocals on 5, Fairlight bass on 8
Paddy Bush – balalaika on 1, backing vocals on 5, didgeridoo on 3, harmony vocals on 7, violins and fujara on 12
Stuart Elliott – drums on 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11
Charlie Morgan – drums on 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, handclaps on 3
Jonathan Williams – cello on 2
Martin Glover – bass guitar on 3
Morris Pert – percussion on 3
Eberhard Weber – bass guitar on 4, 11
The Medici Sextet – strings on 5
Dave Lawson – string arrangements on 5
Brian Bath – backing vocals on 5, guitar on 11
John Carder Bush – backing vocals on 5, narration on 10
Dónal Lunny – bouzouki on 6, 10, 11, bodhrán on 10
John Sheahan – whistles on 6, 10, fiddles on 10
Kevin McAlea – synthesizer, sequencer on 8, 12
Danny Thompson – double bass on 9
Liam O’Flynn – uilleann pipes on 10, 11
The Richard Hickox Singers – choir on 11
Richard Hickox – vocals, choir master on 11
Michael Berkeley – vocal arrangements on 11
John Williams – guitar on 12