LAmour Looks Something Like You - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Label: Capitol Records - 4XW-11761,EMI-Manhattan Records - E4 46012 • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock
Having written a number of songs from the age of 11, Kate Bush recorded a number of demos with the assistance of her brothers, who were also musicians. A friend of theirs, Ricky Hopper, brought some of these tapes to various record companies inwhen Bush was The tapes were passed over, but Hopper played them for Dave Gilmourwho was a friend of his. He arranged for her to record some better quality demos, which he financed. While Pink Floyd were recording their album Wish You were Here at Abbey Road studiosGilmour played the tapes for some of the record company executives.
During Bush's contract was finally agreed by her family and Kate continued to compose songs. In preparation for the recording, she embarked on playing with the KT Bush Band around various pubs.
According to her brother Paddy, who also played with her on stage, these started out as very small affairs with little interest but grew to larger audiences over the months. Bush was keen to keep the line-up of the KT Bush Band for the recordings, but the record company insisted that they use properly experienced session musicians. Powell used the services of Ian BairnsonDuncan Mackay and Stuart Elliott among others, many of whom he had worked with before.
It was also around this time Time To Change - Vulcano - Ratrace Bush had started to study dance and movement as a way of presenting the songs and subsequently credited her dance teacher Lindsay Kemp on the album.
The song " Moving " being inspired by him. With the album recorded, the record company began to work on Bush's image and how they would promote her. This led to a disagreement with Bush over the use of a certain shot which emphasized her cleavage on the picture sleeve for the first single. Initially, the record company had selected "James and the Cold Gun" as the first single, but Bush herself insisted it must be " Wuthering Heights ". The record company relented and the single was due to be released in November However, due to the disagreement over the picture sleeve, the single was withdrawn and the release date was pushed back into the new year of The song became a big hit and reached No.
The album, titled The Kick Inside was released in February and featured 13 tracks. Her cinematic and literary influences, two qualities which went on to be considered her trademarks, were most obvious in the song "Wuthering Heights". Three other singles were released over the world during the next two years: "Them Heavy People", "Moving" which LAmour Looks Something Like You - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside number one in Japan and "Strange Phenomena".
It peaked at number Bush made an appearance on Saturday Night Live Headcleaners* - Disinfection December Despite this publicity, The Kick Inside failed to enter the top of the Billboard albums chart.
The album peaked at No. Eventually clocking up 71 weeks in the chart. Six different varieties of the album's cover are known:  the regular UK cover, a variant UK cover, the US cover, the Canadian cover, the Yugoslavian cover, the Japanese cover, The Charge Part I - Walter Vandell - The Charge Part I / The Charge Part II the Uruguayan cover, the Uruguayan cover being the rarest and most expensive due to its unusual head-on photo of Bush.
In the UK, it was released twice as a limited edition picture disc. This is housed in a full colour outer sleeve 'Kite' picture by Jay Myrdal. It sports a sticker declaring that it's a picture disc cat. Two versions were actually released: The first edition has a circular sticker stating that it is a picture disc usually in the top left hand corner.
The second pressing apparently aimed at the US market, where the first pressing had proven popular has an oval sticker usually top LAmour Looks Something Like You - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside . The first edition does not have this wording. Contemporary reviews were full of praise for the album. Billboard magazine favoured the songs "Wuthering Heights" and "Them Heavy People" among others and said she wrote "evocative lyrics" and delivered them in "smooth and unrestrained vocals".
In later reviews, the album continued to receive universal praise. Some of these songs were written when she LAmour Looks Something Like You - Kate Bush - The Kick Inside 13! Helmed by Gilmour's friend, Andrew Powell, it's a lush blend of piano grandiosity, vaguely uncomfortable reggae and intricate, intelligent, wonderful songs. All delivered in a voice that had no precedents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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