The Whole Story

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The Whole Story
Kate Bush The Whole Story.jpg
Compilation album by Kate Bush
Released 10 November 1986
Recorded 1975–1986
Genre Art rock
Length 48:53
Label EMI
Producer Kate Bush
Jon Kelly
Andrew Powell
Kate Bush chronology
Hounds of Love
(1985)Hounds of Love1985
The Whole Story
(1986)
The Sensual World
(1989)The Sensual World1989
Singles from The Whole Story
  1. "Experiment IV"
    Released: 27 October 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
The Whole Story
Video by Kate Bush
Released 1986
Recorded 1977–1986
Genre Art rock
Length 55 Minutes
Label EMI/Picture Music International
Kate Bush chronology
The Hair of the Hound
(1986)The Hair of the Hound1986
The Whole Story
(1987)
The Sensual World – The Videos
(1990)The Sensual World – The Videos1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmovie 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Whole Story is the first compilation album by English singer Kate Bush. Released in November 1986, it was Bush's third UK number one album. The compilation went on to become her best-selling release to date, being certified four times platinum in the United Kingdom.

The album includes eleven of Bush's previous singles, with a previously unreleased track entitled "Experiment IV", which was later released as a single and reached the UK Top 30. A newly recorded version of Bush's debut single "Wuthering Heights" (1978) opens the album.

A home video compilation of the same name was released simultaneously, which includes the promotional videos for each song on the album.

Track listing[edit]

LP, cassette and CD editions[edit]

All tracks written by Kate Bush.

Side one
No. Title Album Length
1. "Wuthering Heights" (New Vocal) The Kick Inside 4:57
2. "Cloudbusting" Hounds of Love 5:09
3. "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" The Kick Inside 2:38
4. "Breathing" Never for Ever 5:28
5. "Wow" Lionheart 3:46
6. "Hounds of Love" Hounds of Love 3:02
Side two
No. Title Album Length
7. "Running Up That Hill" Hounds of Love 5:00
8. "Army Dreamers" Never for Ever 3:13
9. "Sat in Your Lap" The Dreaming 3:29
10. "Experiment IV" Previously unreleased 4:21
11. "The Dreaming" The Dreaming 4:14
12. "Babooshka" Never for Ever 3:29
Total length: 48:53

VHS, VCD and Laserdisc editions[edit]

All tracks written by Kate Bush.

No. Title Length
1. "Wuthering Heights" (VHS/VCD/Laserdisc editions use the original 1978 recording) 3:34
2. "Cloudbusting" 6:55
3. "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" 2:52
4. "Breathing" 5:31
5. "Wow" (VHS/VCD/Laserdisc editions feature a new alternate video produced especially for this compilation) 3:42
6. "Hounds of Love" 3:04
7. "Running Up That Hill" 4:55
8. "Army Dreamers" 3:17
9. "Sat in Your Lap" 3:30
10. "Experiment IV" 4:41
11. "The Dreaming" 4:09
12. "Babooshka" 3:26
13. "The Big Sky" (Only included on VHS/VCD/Laserdisc editions) 4:26
Total length: 56:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Kate Bush - Keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Ian Cooper - Cutting engineer
  • Jon Kelly - Producer
  • Andrew Powell - Producer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Now That's What I Call Music 8
by Various Artists
UK number one album
17 – 30 January 1987
Succeeded by
Graceland by Paul Simon

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau
  3. ^ AllMovie
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  13. ^ AllMusic
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