Album of the Day
Kate Bush's THE KICK INSIDE marked the arrival of a singular new voice, and that album's success in the singer's native U.K. prompted a quick follow-up in LIONHEART, recorded in France with producer Andrew Powell (who'd helmed her debut). With Kate's airy vocals and literate lyrics on such key tracks as “Hammer Horror,” “Wow” and “Symphony in Blue,” the 1978 collection offered a kick similar to its predecessor. It proved similarly popular in Britain, reaching the Top Ten and eventually going platinum there thanks to the performer's first tour, though it would remain unreleased in America for several years. Today we'll wish Kate Bush a happy 60th birthday with the distinctive LIONHEART.