The Sensual World

Parlophone Records


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Reissue of the Sixth album by Kate Bush, originally released by EMI Records in October 1989. The album was written, composed and produced by Kate.

Del Palmer was her principal engineer, and they often worked together on the new album, with Haydn Bertall appearing now and again. Three tracks on the album feature backing vocals by the Trio Bulgarka.

The title track was inspired by James Joyce's book Ulysses, specifically the closing passage of the novel by Molly Bloom. When the estate refused the use of that text, Kate wrote her own which echos the original passage, but adds a dimension: 'Stepping out of the page / into the sensual world'.


  1. The Sensual World
  2. Love And Anger
  3. The Fog
  4. Reaching Out
  5. Heads We're Dancing
  6. Deeper Understanding
  7. Between A Man And A Woman
  8. Never Be Mine
  9. Rocket's Tail
  10. This Woman's Work
  11. Walk Straight Down The Middle