Kate Bush – Lionheart (1978/2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Kate Bush – Lionheart (1978/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:59 minutes | 397 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino

Kate Bush’s Lionheart (2018 Remaster) newly remastered by Kate Bush and James Guthrie.

Proving that the English admired Kate Bush’s work, 1978’s Lionheart album managed to reach the number six spot in her homeland while failing to make a substantial impact in North America. The single “Hammer Horror” went to number 44 on the U.K. singles chart, but the remaining tracks from the album spin, leap, and pirouette with Bush’s vocal dramatics, most of them dissipating into a mist rather than hovering around long enough to be memorable. Her fairytale essence wraps itself around tracks like “In Search of Peter Pan,” “Kashka From Baghdad,” and “Oh England My Lionheart,” but unravels before any substance can be heard. “Wow” does the best job at expressing her voice as it waves and flutters through the chorus, with a melody that shimmers in a peculiar but compatible manner. Some of the tracks, such as “Coffee Homeground” or “In the Warm Room,” bask in their own subtle obscurity, a trait that Bush improved upon later in her career but couldn’t secure on this album. Lionheart acts as a gauge more than a complete album, as Bush is trying to see how many different ways she can sound vocally colorful, even enigmatic, rather than focus on her material’s content and fluidity. Hearing Lionheart after listening to Never for Ever or The Dreaming album, it’s apparent how quickly Bush had progressed both vocally and in her writing in such a short time.

1. Symphony In Blue (2018 Remaster) 03:36
2. In Search Of Peter Pan (2018 Remaster) 03:47
3. Wow (2018 Remaster) 04:01
4. Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake (2018 Remaster) 03:15
5. Oh England My Lionheart (2018 Remaster) 03:12
6. Full House (2018 Remaster) 03:14
7. In The Warm Room (2018 Remaster) 03:36
8. Kashka From Baghdad (2018 Remaster) 03:56
9. Coffee Homeground (2018 Remaster) 03:39
10. Hammer Horror (2018 Remaster) 04:40

Kate Bush, vocals, harmony vocals, piano, keyboards, recorder, arranger, assistant producer Ian Bairnson, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, electric guitar (1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10) Brian Bath, guitar (3) Paddy Bush, mandolin (3), harmony vocals (4, 5, 8), pan flute (8), slide guitar (4), mandocello (8) Richard Harvey, recorder (5) Duncan Mackay, synthesizer (9, 10), Fender Rhodes (1, 2, 4) Francis Monkman, harpsichord (4, 5), Hammond organ (6) Del Palmer, bass (3, 8, 10) David Paton, bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 9) Stuart Elliot, drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10), percussion (8, 9) Charlie Morgan, drums (3, 8) Andrew Powell, piano (8), harmonium (10) David Katz, orchestra contractor
Produced by Andrew Powell, assisted by Kate Bush
Digitally remastered