Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Bush is back (so to speak)

Hooray!! It's only been 6 years since the last Kate Bush album (a comparatively short hiatus given the 12 year mega-gap that ensued between "The Red Shoes" and "Aerial"). And now La Bush is about to unleash a new one on the music-listening public. Yaaaay!! (In case you didn't know, I'm a big KB fan).

At least, a sort-of new album. To be precise, it's going to be a reworking of some of her old tracks, taken from her "Sensual World" and "Red Shoes" albums. Here's the blurb:
On "Director's Cut" Kate revisits a selection of tracks from her albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, a process that presents a fascinating portrait of an artist in a constant state of evolution. She has re-recorded some elements whilst keeping the best musical performances of each song – making it something of a director’s cut but in sound, not vision.

Sounds interesting. And a single, "Deeper Understanding", is due for release in May. Here it is!

Actually I have to say, I'm not entirely crazy about this re-interpretation - the chorus in particular, which is way too vocodery-robot - presumably in a bid to fit in with the virtual communication theme of the song and give it a more contemporary feel. I preferred the "straight singing" of the original, which was more soulful. But I think it still might grow on me...

As for the other tracks on the forthcoming long-player, they be as follows, me hearties:

Flower of the Mountain (previously ‘The Sensual World’)

Song of Solomon


Red Shoes

This Woman’s Work

Moments of Pleasure

Never Be Mine

Top of The City

And So Is Love

...Which all sounds promising stuff! Due out on May 11th....and apparently Kate is working on some "real" new material too!

PS Don't you just love the "Kate as mad director splicing up the film" piccie?!


  1. Ah... dear Kate; my first love. I shall be rushing out to buy this but, like you, will be more excited about the new material when it eventually appears.

  2. On reading the post's title I was expecting something else. Thankfully it was nothing to do with G W Bush or pubic hair.

    In the pic she looks like Edward Scissorhands' mother.

  3. Steve - yes indeed. I don't think her singing voice is that great these days, don't know if you'd noticed the same. Probably all the "years off" from actually singing which of course will put one out of practise and I also heard that La Bush is partial to red vino and fags, which can't have helped the old vocal chords!

    Marginilia - Ha ha ha! You are actually right, she is very female goth girl Johnny Depp.