Description: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3.
Bit rate: 320 kbps.
Sample rate: 44100 Hz joint stereo.
Tag types: ID3V2 & ID3V1.
Source formats: CD (see below*).
Number of tracks: 15.
Cover art: original album + singles.
"Four albums into her burgeoning career, Kate Bush's The Dreaming is a theatrical and abstract piece of work, as well as Bush's first effort in the production seat. She throws herself in head first, incorporating various vocal loops, sometimes campy, but always romantic and inquisitive of emotion. She's angry and pensive throughout the entire album, typically poetic while pushing around the notions of a male-dominated world. However, Kate Bush is a daydreamer. Unfortunately, The Dreaming, with all it's intricate mystical beauty, isn't fully embraced compared to her later work. Album opener "Sat in Your Lap" is a frightening slight on individual intellect, with a booming chorus echoing over throbbing percussion and a butchered brass section. "Leave It Open" is goth-like with Bush's dark brooding, which is a suspending scale of vocalic laments, but it's the vivacious and moody "Get Out of My House" that truly brings Bush's many talents for art and music to the forefront. It prances with dripping piano drops and gritty guitar, and the violent rage felt as she screams "Slamming," sparking a fury similar to what Tori Amos ignited during her inception throughout the 1990s. Not one to be in fear of fear, The Dreaming is one of Kate Bush's underrated achievements in depicting her own visions of love, relationships, and role play, not to mention a brilliant predecessor to the charming beauty of 1985's Hounds of Love."
01. Sat In Your Lap
02. There Goes a Tenner
03. Pull out the Pin
04. Suspended in Gaffa
05. Leave It Open
06. The Dreaming
07. Night of the Swallow
08. All the Love
10. Get out of my House
11. The Dreaming (Single Edit)
12. Lord of the Reedy River - B-side Sat in Your Lap, 1981
13. Ne T'Enfuis Pas - Single A-side France & Canada, 1983
14. Un Baiser D'enfant (The Infant Kiss) - B-side Ne T'Enfuis Pas, 1983
15. Dreamtime (The Dreaming - Instrumental Version)* - B-side The Dreaming, 1982
Sources: The Dreaming (1982 album, 1989 CD re-issue), This Woman's Work Part 1 (1990 CD album), The Dreaming (7" vinyl single)*