The Dreaming was well ahead of its time and confused the hell out of most contemporary music critics. But I loved it from the very beginning and must have driven my university flatmates to distraction by playing it over and over at full volume!
It’s an extraordinarily complex and deep musical exploration of some very dark and mystical themes, but with a nice sprinkling of Kate’s quirky sense of humour here and there to lighten the mood. And she was still so young when she wrote these songs…
Years later, The Dreaming finally came to be acknowledged as a master(mistress?)piece by one of Britain’s greatest living artists.
Here’s a selection of some of the less well-known songs from The Dreaming, accompanied by some cool videos courtesy of Sky Vibes:
Leave it Open
Night of the Swallow
Get Out Of My House