- Released: September 1, 1994
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Capitol
- 1.Symphony In Blue
- 2.In Search Of Peter Pan
- 4.Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
- 5.Oh England My Lionheart
- 7.In The Warm Room
- 8.Kashka From Baghdad
- 9.Coffee Homeground
- 10.Hammer Horror
Personnel: Kate Bush (vocals, piano); Ian Bairnson, Brian Bath (guitar); Paddy Bush (slide guitar, mandolin, strumento da porco, mandocello, panpipes, background vocals); Richard Harvey (recorder); Duncan Mackay (fender rhodes, synthesizer); Francis Monkman (harpsichord, Hammond organ); David Paton, Del Palmer (bass); Stuart Elliott (drums, percussion); Charles Morgan (drums); Andrew Powell (joanna strumentum).
Recorded at Superbear Studios.
Personnel: Kate Bush (vocals, recorder, piano, keyboards); Kate Bush; Paddy Bush (vocals, slide guitar, mandocello, mandolin, pan flute, panpipes, harmonica); Richard Harvey (vocals, recorder); Del Palmer (vocals); Brian Bath (guitar); David Katz (violin); Francis Monkman (harpsichord, keyboards); Andrew Powell (keyboards); David Paton (bass instrument); Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); Charlie Morgan (drums); Ian Bairnson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Duncan Mackay (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Stuart Elliott (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Nigel Walker.
Recording information: Superbear Studios.
Photographer: Gered Mankowitz.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Carder Bush .
Arranger: Kate Bush.
When EMI signed the teenage prodigy Kate Bush, the label claimed that in order to nurture her talent, it wouldn't release her first album until she had a few years to grow up. As a result, her debut, THE KICK INSIDE, didn't see daylight for three years. On the other hand, her second album, LIONHEART, was rush-released only nine months after the success of its predecessor. Fortunately, Kate still had some leftover songs from the debut session, helping make her sophomore effort an equally strong offering.
With the wisdom of someone much older, Kate looks at sex, spirituality, and death in "Symphony in Blue"; at childhood in "Peter Pan"; and the trauma of relationships in "Fullhouse" and "Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbreak." Her handwritten lyrics for the beautiful "Oh England My Lionheart" give her away--the handwriting is that of the 16-year-old she was at the time. As Kate often said in those days, "wow."