The Dreaming (album)

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The Dreaming is the fourth studio album by English art rock singer Kate Bush, released on 13 September 1982 by EMI Records. Recorded over two years, the album was produced entirely by Bush and is often characterised as her most uncommercial and experimental release. The Dreaming peaked at No.3 on the UK album chart and has been certified Silver by the BPI, but initially sold less than its predecessors and was met with mixed critical reception. Five singles from the album were released, including the UK No.11 "Sat in Your Lap" and the title track.

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The Dreaming
Studio album by
Released13 September 1982 (1982-09-13)
RecordedSeptember 1980 – May 1982
StudioAdvision, Odyssey, Abbey Road and Townhouse, (all) London
ProducerKate Bush
Kate Bush chronology
Never for Ever
The Dreaming
Kate Bush
Kate Bush studio album chronology
Never for Ever
The Dreaming
Hounds of Love
Singles from The Dreaming
  1. "Sat in Your Lap"
    Released: 21 June 1981
  2. "The Dreaming"
    Released: 26 July 1982
  3. "There Goes a Tenner"
    Released: 2 November 1982[lower-alpha 1]
  4. "Suspended in Gaffa"
    Released: 2 November 1982[lower-alpha 2]
  5. "Night of the Swallow"
    Released: 21 November 1983[lower-alpha 3]

The critical standing of the album has improved significantly in recent decades.[6] A public poll conducted by NPR ranked The Dreaming as the 24th greatest album ever made by a female artist.[7] Slant Magazine listed the album at No.71 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s".[8] It is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die,[9] the Mojo "Top 50 Eccentric Albums of All Time" list[10] and The Word magazine's "Great Underrated Albums of Our Time" list.[11] Musicians such as Björk and Big Boi have cited The Dreaming as one of their favourite albums.[12][13]