This Woman's Work: Anthology 1978–1990

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This Woman's Work
Kate Bush This Woman's Work.jpg
Box set by Kate Bush
Released 22 October 1990
Recorded 1973 – 1990
Length 366:55
Label EMI
Producer Kate Bush
Andrew Powell
Jon Kelly
David Gilmour
Kate Bush chronology
The Sensual World
(1989)The Sensual World1989
This Woman's Work
The Red Shoes
(1993)The Red Shoes1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

This Woman's Work: Anthology 1978–1990 is a compilation box set by the British singer Kate Bush. Released in 1990 on CD, vinyl and cassette; it comprises her six studio albums to that point together with two additional albums of B-sides, rarities and remixes. The box set was re-released, on CD only, in 1998 in different packaging. It was not released in the US mainly due to The Sensual World being released there by Columbia Records.

The two rarities discs are entitled This Woman's Work: Volume One and This Woman's Work: Volume Two (in the vinyl edition the twenty-nine tracks are spread over three LP's), and have never been released as albums separately from the box set.

Although publicised as a complete collection of Bush's works up to 1990, many tracks released during this time are missing from this collection including the Single Version Remix of "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", the Single Edit remix of "Wow", the dead-end version of "Army Dreamers" which featured on "The Whole Story" album, "Dreamtime" (the instrumental B-side of "The Dreaming" single), "Running Up that Hill (Instrumental Version)", "The Big Sky (Single Version)", "The Sensual World (Instrumental Version)", "The Confrontation" from the "Love and Anger" single and the Single Version Mix of "This Woman's Work". Various songs featured in films were also omitted, notably "The Magician Of Lublin".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kate Bush. Except "In Search of Peter Pan" written by Kate Bush and incorporates "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Lyrics by Ned Washington and Music by Leigh Harline), "Lord of the Reedy River" by Donovan, and "The Handsome Cabin Boy" and "My Lagan Love" which are traditional songs.

Disc 1 - The Kick Inside[edit]

Disc 2 - Lionheart[edit]

Disc 3 - Never for Ever[edit]

Disc 4 - The Dreaming[edit]

Disc 5 - Hounds of Love[edit]

Disc 6 - The Sensual World[edit]

Disc 7 - This Woman's Work: Volume One[edit]

No.TitleOriginally appears onLength
1."The Empty Bullring""Breathing" 7" (1980)2:13
2."Ran Tan Waltz""Babooshka" 7" (1980)2:39
3."Passing Through Air""Army Dreamers" 7" (1980)2:01
4."December Will Be Magic Again""December Will Be Magic Again" 7" (1980)4:49
5."Warm and Soothing""December Will Be Magic Again" 7"2:42
6."Lord of the Reedy River""Sat in Your Lap" 7" (1981)2:42
7."Ne T'En Fui Pas" (Title is misspelt, the correct spelling in French being "Ne t'enfuis pas")"There Goes a Tenner" 7"/"Suspended in Gaffa" 7" (1982)2:10
8."Un Baiser d'Enfant" (French version of "The Infant Kiss", which originally appeared on the 1980 album Never for Ever)"Ne T'enfuis Pas" 7" (1983)3:00
9."Under the Ivy""Running Up That Hill" 7" (1985)2:06
10."Burning Bridge""Cloudbusting" 7" (1985)4:44
11."My Lagan Love""Cloudbusting" 12" (1985)2:29
12."The Handsome Cabin Boy""Hounds of Love" 7" (1986)3:11
13."Not This Time""The Big Sky" 7" (1986)3:39
14."Walk Straight Down the Middle""The Sensual World" 7" (1989)3:51
15."Be Kind to My Mistakes""This Woman's Work" 7" (1989)2:59
Total length:46:07

Disc 8 - This Woman's Work: Volume Two[edit]

No.TitleOriginally appears onLength
1."I'm Still Waiting""This Woman's Work" 7" (1989)4:31
2."Ken""Love and Anger" 7" (1989)3:47
3."One Last Look Around the House Before We Go""Love and Anger" 7"0:58
4."Wuthering Heights (New vocal)""The Whole Story" (1986)5:02
5."Experiment IV""The Whole Story" (1986)4:19
6."Them Heavy People (Live)"On Stage EP (1979)4:10
7."Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake (Live)"On Stage EP3:39
8."James and the Cold Gun (Live)"On Stage EP6:18
9."L'Amour Looks Something Like You (Live)"On Stage EP2:47
10."Running Up That Hill (12" mix)""Running Up That Hill" 12"5:42
11."Cloudbusting (Organon mix)""Cloudbusting" 12"6:36
12."Hounds of Love (Alternative)""Hounds of Love" 7"3:51
13."The Big Sky (Meteorological mix)""The Big Sky" 12" (1986)8:03
14."Experiment IV (12" mix)""Experiment IV" 12" (1986)6:48
Total length:66:14



Chart (1991) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 143


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Response from ARIA re: Kate Bush ARIA albums chart history, received 23 April 2018". Retrieved 2018-04-23. N.B. The High Point number in the NAT column displays the album's peak on the national chart.