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Kate BushThe Sensual World

Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Art Rock
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Tracklist

The Sensual World3:53
Love And Anger4:42
The Fog5:01
Reaching Out3:11
Heads We're Dancing5:15
Deeper Understanding4:40
Between A Man And A Woman3:29
Never Be Mine3:42
Rocket's Tail (For Rocket)4:03
This Woman's Work3:31

Credits (26)

Notes

The Sensual World is the sixth studio album by Kate Bush, first released 17th October 1989.

"The Sensual World" era singles:
The Sensual World (9/89) ▪ This Woman's Work (11/89) ▪ Love And Anger (2/90) ▪ Aspects Of The Sensual World (90, U.S. only EP) ▪ Rocket Man (12/91, featured on Two Rooms) ▪

Videos featuring tracks from "The Sensual World":
The Sensual World - The Video
The Whole Story (some 90s versions)

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    Cover of The Sensual World, 1989-10-00, VinylThe Sensual World
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    EMI – EMD 1010, EMI – 7 93078 1UK1989UK1989
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    Columbia – OC 44164US1989US1989
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    EMI – 064 7 93078 1, EMI – 7 93078 1, EMI – 064-7 93078 1Europe1989Europe1989
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    EMI – 066 79 3078 1Spain1989Spain1989
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    Cover of The Sensual World, 1989-10-25, CDThe Sensual World
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    EMI – TOCP-5924Japan1989Japan1989
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    Columbia – OCT 44164, Columbia – CT 44164, Columbia – 44164US1989US1989
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    EMI – TCP 2393Turkey1989Turkey1989
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    Capitol Records – C1-93078Canada1989Canada1989
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    EMI – CDP 7930 7 82, EMI – CDEMD 1010Europe1989Europe1989
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    Jugoton – LP-7-1 2 02327 1Yugoslavia1989Yugoslavia1989
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    Capitol Records – C2 93078Canada1989Canada1989
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    EMI – EMC 793078Australasia1989Australasia1989
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    EMI – TCEMD 1010UK1989UK1989
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    EMI – 264 7 93078 4, EMI – 264-7 93078 4, EMI – 7 93078 4Europe1989Europe1989
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    EMI – CDP 7930 7 82, EMI – CDEMD 1010Europe1989Europe1989
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    EMI – 7 93078 4, EMI – 7930784France1989France1989
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    EMI – CDEMD 1010, EMI – CDP 7930 7 81, EMI – TC-EMD 1010UK1989UK1989
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    EMI – 062-7930781, EMI – 7 93078 1, EMI – EMD 1010Greece1989Greece1989
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    EMI – 72737, EMI – 7 93078 1, EMI – 7930781Portugal1989Portugal1989
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    Columbia – OC 44164, Columbia – C 44164US1989US1989
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    Megaton (5) – MT-047Poland1989Poland1989
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    EMI – 66406 0, EMI – 064-79 3078 1Germany1989Germany1989
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    Alltones – nonePoland1989Poland1989
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    Capitol Records – C2 593078, Columbia House – 788794TCanada1989Canada1989
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    EMI – LEMP 1672Mexico1989Mexico1989
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    EMI – 67060 4Germany1989Germany1989
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    Capitol Records – C2 93078Canada1989Canada1989
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    Capitol Records – C2 93078, Capitol Records – 4JM 73098Canada1989Canada1989
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    EMI – MC-7-S 3 02328 7, Jugoton – MC-7-S 3 02328 7Yugoslavia1989Yugoslavia1989
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    EMI – 26279307Greece1989Greece1989
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    Reviews

    • 0skar4's avatar
      0skar4
      I don’t know why this has such a low rating as the pressing sounds awesome. Huge soundstage, crisp highs and deep bass and no problems that aren’t here due to the age of my vinyl (not a lot of care has been taken of it).
      • nexos22's avatar
        nexos22
        Finally I received all the editions. No need to ban me, I can provide samples from each album. I'm very disappointed. The kick inside - the first side is quiet, the second side clicks. lion - no noise. never - impossible to listen, everything makes noise and clicks, ordered twice. Hounds - both my friend and I have clicks and crackles that are impossible to listen to. Sensual - everything is very bad, terrible crash. 50 words - moderate crackling throughout the lp. Red Shoes is very noisy. I regret that I ordered all this. Yes, it’s true that the publications are beautiful. But the quality of the press is bad.
        • MICHAHOLIC's avatar
          MICHAHOLIC
          Edited 4 months ago
          Of the two I have (this and Hounds of Love), I’d say this one sounds just slightly worse. Both are absolutely fantastic pressings, but I was noticing some slight sibilance on a few tracks on this record. However, this pressing plays quieter than Hounds of Love. My copy did come with a scratch on This Woman’s Work that causes some ticking but other than that, dead quiet throughout all of playback.
          • Blaine78's avatar
            Blaine78
            Very Happy with this press. Much better than the Australian 1st pres I had--Less brittle, more robust and full. I love these KB remaster series. I have them all, and happy with them all.
            • nexos22's avatar
              nexos22
              Very bad press. Clicks all over the lp. It's impossible to listen to this. I ordered it twice. This publication is poorly printed and very noisy.
              • WesHeadley's avatar
                WesHeadley
                Edited 5 months ago
                I've got them all but her first three, and I have all four of Kate's 2018 box sets. Those sets were pressed at Optimal and suffered the usual indignities of that presser-- warps, excessive surface noise, and even non-fill on a couple of them. Pity as the remastering was about as good as it gets on those sets. So I'm happy to say that not only are these pressings far superior, they're also very beautiful. Record Industry makes a consistently better pressing than Optimal and it's been this way for many years running now. I also have the Analog Productions release which I've always found rather unremarkable. This is THE version to get if you love this album. Since some have mentioned the inner sleeve being less than ideal, it should not matter as any new record should be cleaned and resleeved before playing, if you're concerned about pressing and playback quality.
                • picdisc65's avatar
                  picdisc65
                  Edited 6 months ago
                  Really, really quiet pressing. I doubt anyone could be disappointed with the sound, and of course it's based on the 2018 remaster, so everything here was under Kate's tight control. Nice marbled colour vinyl and I liked the new label designs.

                  Gripes:

                  The record really ought to have been placed into a separate poly lined sleeve as the harsh cardboard housing of the 'nude' inner can't be that good for the vinyl (especially given the initial asking price).

                  The printing of the front sleeve loses the 'hidden' KT symbol which has only ever really been visible on first vinyl pressings of this album - I've never been able to distinguish it on any of the reissues, and this one is no exception. Bringing that back with a decent reproduction would have been a nice touch.

                  In common with all these new coloured reissues, the Obi lacks any written info on the spine - it's plain black. If you want to collect the set and keep these together in your storage, you'll just have a sea of black. Only a minor gripe admittedly.
                  • tomwebb101's avatar
                    tomwebb101
                    Theres alot to like about my copy. The disc is flat, almost dead centre and overall plays very quietly with only low level occasional tics. The mastering is abit inconsistent between good and very good. Side 2 seems hotter than side 1 and abit of sibilance with my lesser cart. Packaging is decent enough. I like the resealable outer shrink ala MOV and the vinyl itself is in a lovely finish like so many MOV/Record Industry presses.
                    • peterhaslund's avatar
                      peterhaslund
                      The Japanese TOCP are by far the best version of Kate Bush's 1978-1989 portfolio. In incandescent clarity, multiple voices and full dynamics they present the artist's unhindered, unmasked voice. Get them. Don't waste your money on the 2018 remasters that more seem to represent how Kate Bush would like to rewrite her original, unsurpassed effort. Even the original Black Triangle transfers can't compare.
                      • jonda24's avatar
                        jonda24
                        Edited 15 days ago
                        A fair sounding copy of this record, nothing too special. 2024 EDIT: If you want to avoid the sometimes bright pitfalls of DMM, this is a sonically balanced copy.

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