Currently playing obsessively: Lionheart by Kate Bush. I’m a huge fan of her eighties output, but coming back home from the pub late last night, I put this, her second album from 1978, on and it brought back all sorts of memories. It’s a lot less MOR than I remembered as well, with the orchestration and synths on “Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake” giving us a taste of the eerieness she’d later perfect for tracks like “And Dream of Sheep” on Hounds of Love.
Unfortunately my copy is an old, cheap, much-battered vinyl edition and sounds like it was recorded by a campfire. Needs cleaning up or replacement.