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It was very clear I was a stringent fiscal libertarian and really have no pity for the poor as I too was once poor and managed to get myself out of without a single penny of help from anybody.

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Stretching into 1982, the last two months of the sessions coincided with the Falklands War, and she emerged at ungodly hours to be greeted with increasingly grim news.

Del Palmer, her long-term boyfriend, bass player and budding engineer, likened coming up from the windowless basement studio to surfacing from a submarine.

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One of EMI’s most profitable and prestigious acts, Bush accrued greater power each step of the way.

By the time of The Dreaming she was ready to produce herself, using a series of engineers on hand to help shape her ideas. While dropping into sessions for Peter Gabriel’s third album to sing on “Games Without Frontiers”, Bush had been inspired by the record’s gated drum sound pioneered at Townhouse Studios; at the same time she’d become infatuated with the Fairlight CMI, a synthesiser that enabled musicians to sample sounds and play them back, either direct from the keyboard or by programming a sequence of notes.

The studio became an inclement place to work, a hostile micro-climate of smoke, chocolate, Chinese takeaways and far too little sleep.

Towards the end “she was exhausted,” says Hardiman, who describes the final push as “hours of crippling tedium with occasional bursts of extreme excitement.” Together, they created a character called ‘My Dad’, which involved donning a ginger wig and a pair of polystyrene cups with the bottoms removed which, when fitted over the wig, helped delineate the sound.

Hugh Padgham, the producer credited with creating the gated drum sound, engineered the album’s early stages.

“I couldn’t bear it after a bit, actually,” he says.

The follow-up, Lionheart, had been a rushed and somewhat unresolved act of consolidation, but the sonically inventive Never For Ever, released in 1980, marked another huge leap forwards.