S06E00 – The Sensual World Album Introduction Episode

Strange Phenomena: The Music of Kate Bush
S06E00 - The Sensual World Album Introduction Episode

With everything going on in the world these days, who doesn’t want to be somewhere else but here?

I know! Let’s go to the Sensual World instead!

This week, we start our journey into the Sensual World with a special introduction episode about Kate Bush’s sixth album, The Sensual World. Released in October 1989, The Sensual World was Kate’s follow-up to the wildly successful Hounds of Love. Because it followed such a high seller of an album, TSW is considered by some to be one of Kate’s weakest albums.

Well, we’re here to prove that is NOT the case!

Cecilee has a special guest to talk about why The Sensual World is an album worth revisiting: UK author and graphic novelist Antony Johnston, writer of The Coldest City, the graphic novel that became the basis for the 2017 Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde. Cecilee and Antony discuss their favorite songs from The Sensual World, the history of the album (Bulgarian singers! Home studios! Exotic instruments!), and what this album means to them!

Then we go further into the Sensual World next week with the title track!

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Clips used:

Kate Bush – The Sensual World: Power Packed – EMI Fall 1989 Preview

Kate Bush and Trio Bulgarka: Rhythms of the World, 11 March 1989