|Song by Kate Bush|
|from the album The Golden Compass soundtrack|
|Released||26 November 2007|
|Recorded||2007; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England and Kate Bush's studio|
|Label||New Line Records
|The Golden Compass soundtrack track listing|
"Lyra" is a song written, produced, and performed by British recording artist Kate Bush, from the 2007 soundtrack album The Golden Compass from the film of the same name. It is used in the closing credits of the film. Bush was commissioned to write the song, with the request that it make reference to the lead character, Lyra Belacqua.
According to Del Palmer, Bush was asked to do the song on very short notice and the whole project was completed in 10 days. The song was produced and recorded by Bush in her own studio, and features the Magdalen College, Oxford choir. It contains the introduction of an unused song written for Disney's "Dinosaur".
Critical reception and recognition
- Palmer, Del. "Lyra". DelPalmer.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Silberman, Stacey (30 November 2007). "Tis the Awards Season: Lots of Green & "Golden" Loving Stars". Hollywood Today. Archived from the original on 12 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Awards for The Golden Compass, Satellite Awards
- Chart Log UK: B Zobbel.de
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