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A lost voice of ancient Albion awoken in the modern age

that you NV ;)

Boo Radely and the Super Fury Aminal (acoleuthic), Sunday, 2 January 2011 04:15 (eight years ago) link

srsly that word is the twat alarm of 2KX

Costco Chapel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 January 2011 04:18 (eight years ago) link

An ancient Greek poetess stranded in the vapid and empty 'culture' of celebrity

pretty sure this shtick does not work in Wetherspoon's of a Friday night but good luck son

Costco Chapel (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 January 2011 04:20 (eight years ago) link

dude wd appreciate the stoic romanticism of a thorough glassing imo

Boo Radely and the Super Fury Aminal (acoleuthic), Sunday, 2 January 2011 04:22 (eight years ago) link

David Mitchell isn't a randomite. You could make a case for 'cloud atlas' being the kind of book Kate would write if she was a novelist. Mitchell adoring her makes perfect sense.

Tim F, Sunday, 2 January 2011 12:40 (eight years ago) link

His work on 'Peep Show' was pretty good as well...

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 2 January 2011 12:53 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

i think this sounds very interesting and a bit crackers. maybe she doesn't think these 2 albums in particular were ver given their due. she'd be correct of course i guess. anyway...

KATE BUSH RELEASES “DIRECTOR’S CUT” A NEW ALBUM WHICH SEES HER RE-VISIT A SELECTION OF TRACKS FROM TWO OF HER CLASSIC ALBUMS.

London, 11 March 2011

Kate Bush releases an unusual new album “Director’s Cut” on May 16 on her own label Fish People, in conjunction with EMI.

On “Directors 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.

A new version of “Deeper Understanding” will be released as a single in April. Although written some twenty years ago, the song may be more relevant today than ever…

Kate is currently working on new material although no release date has been set for this.

“Director’s Cut” will be released in the following formats:

Digital Album, Standard CD in a case-bound book, Deluxe CD (three disc package, including Director’s Cut, The Sensual Word and re-mastered The Red Shoes) in a case-bound book and two-disc vinyl.

Other digital and vinyl formats will be made available on katebush.com. Details will be published shortly.

http://www.katebush.com/

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amazing to think there's not been a decent Best Of / Greatest Hits album in almost 25 years. especially seeing as she's on EMI and all.

piscesx, Friday, 11 March 2011 15:41 (eight years ago) link

haha so it's not actually a new new album

sure it'll be nice but can't get excited about reissues really

lex pretend, Friday, 11 March 2011 15:47 (eight years ago) link

ah, but she is very wise..

"The Red Shoes" got the most 'unexcited' reviews she ever had, and putting them in with "The Sensual World" which got the most (ahem) excited ones, sounds like all this stuff will get fashioned into something better.

(I don't own either, and really don't know either either)

Mark G, Friday, 11 March 2011 15:58 (eight years ago) link

And, of course, she won't feel the need to break cover and appear anywhere to publicise these, right?

Mark G, Friday, 11 March 2011 15:59 (eight years ago) link

Yeah these are pretty much my least favourite Kate Bush records so hopefully something great will come out of it. The Sensual World in particular would benefit from being re-recorded and re-arranged Aerial-style.

Matt DC, Friday, 11 March 2011 17:23 (eight years ago) link

Would be incredible to hear Wuthering Heights redone (not that there's anything wrong with it!). But imo those are pretty safe albums to re-sing... I'm still curious as to whether Kate can still belt or not. Aerial was fairly mellow, on the vocal range...

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:05 (eight years ago) link

the sensual world is perfect and fine, red shoes is like, 1/2 good. so I hope for some improvement there but resent the fucking with Sensual World. Also, the three disc package: are both albums remastered or just red shoes? don't get it.

way to get all sylvian on us, re-recording and arranging things. ugly cover art too. bah.

akm, Friday, 11 March 2011 18:12 (eight years ago) link

Would be incredible to hear Wuthering Heights redone (not that there's anything wrong with it!)

she resung it for the whole story i think - it's less shrill, i guess i'm used to the original though.

are there any examples of an artist redoing their back catalogue that are actually significant improvements (i'm talking "omg this is great" rather than "this is just nice") on the originals? when tori amos did it, it was pretty much entirely ignorable.

lex pretend, Friday, 11 March 2011 18:16 (eight years ago) link

xpost

tbh Kate Bush is in my top 5 regarded artists, but I've never liked any of her cover art. Hounds of Love looks like it was done in Microsoft Word
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/eb/Hounds_of_love.jpg/220px-Hounds_of_love.jpg

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:23 (eight years ago) link

but that's what you get when you're under EMI. I sorta doubt she has any authority over her covers at all. I mean, look at this one:
http://pixhost.info/avaxhome/fa/88/000e88fa_medium.jpeg
GAWD

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:28 (eight years ago) link

"My face is orbiting the sun!"

oigwheoiqng4g (seandalai), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:32 (eight years ago) link

cant wait to hear the new version of 'deeper understanding'
the original is soo cringeworthily awesome

throwing darts and eating pizza behind impenetrable walls (diamonddave85), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:33 (eight years ago) link

editing myself, she's currently on Legacy records. Which strikes me as weird/unsurprising that some corporate schmuck from Sony would be getting paid $45/hour to take a picture of a film roll and overlay KB's name atop. What genius!!

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:42 (eight years ago) link

lolwut @ that "and so is love" cover

lex pretend, Friday, 11 March 2011 18:43 (eight years ago) link

xxp surely it's the Sun orbiting Kate's face? Damn you and your warped heliocentric views!

I've never liked any of her cover art

I love the cover of The Dreaming. Nothing wrong with Sensual World or Aerial either.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Friday, 11 March 2011 19:45 (eight years ago) link

sensual world, dreaming, the kite version of the kick inside are all good. lionheart is good too in a cheesy 70's way.

akm, Friday, 11 March 2011 19:47 (eight years ago) link

Nothing wrong, but nothing great. Faces. The album art seems more like a chronology of her hairstyles than, like her music, works of art.

Aerial was at least a departure, altho again, the text is shoddy and the whole thing looks like it literally took about 25minutes.

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 19:48 (eight years ago) link

just saying she deserves much better

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 19:51 (eight years ago) link

can't believe the Bush cover art is getting dissed. The Dreaming is a classic and the Hounds photo is brilliant too!

piscesx, Friday, 11 March 2011 21:34 (eight years ago) link

The Sensual World The Red Shoes in particular would benefit from being re-recorded and re-arranged

FTFY. The ugly, hollow production on The Red Shoes really spoils the album for me.

are there any examples of an artist redoing their back catalogue that are actually significant improvements (i'm talking "omg this is great" rather than "this is just nice") on the originals?

Raw Power, though I know some will vehemently disagree.

I feel a thread coming on!

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 12 March 2011 00:29 (eight years ago) link

http://www.vinylsearcher.com/largeImages/23570976.jpg

If you don't like the cover for Never for Ever, I don't understand you! Kate as a bat lady on the back cover is also awesome.

http://www.bloodsprayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/kate_bush_bat-wings.jpg

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Saturday, 12 March 2011 01:05 (eight years ago) link

^ actually, that would be 2nd favorite behind Lionheart
http://991.com/NewGallery/Kate-Bush-Lionheart-275771.jpg
and Eat The Music is a cool departure
http://rsindex.pictures-hosting.com/2009-12-02/000e8868_medium.jpeg

but for the rest of them, it's always just some facial of Kate w/ a different costume/hair-do. They capture her personality, sure, but they're so damn boring
http://gaffa.org/sensual/p_ruth2.jpg

and really I'm arguing for little cause here... apart from that I desperately hope that the Director's Cut album's artwork is only a conceptual. Because it's the biggest snooze I've ever possibly seen.

yeah (kelpolaris), Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:03 (eight years ago) link

Aerial was at least a departure, altho again, the text is shoddy and the whole thing looks like it literally took about 25minutes.

i was going to post aerial to refute the original claim because i remembered it as being Cool but then i looked it up and saw the photoshop lens flare and sheepishly left the thread

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

http://www.katebushnews.com/wp-content/uploads/directorscut2.jpg

Mark G, Saturday, 12 March 2011 12:32 (eight years ago) link

and it's not like the stills within the film are any interesting. it's artwork from other albums.

bahhh whatever. guess i'll deal.

yeah (kelpolaris), Saturday, 12 March 2011 18:13 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5UsjqXXcZ4

some of the old school fans are pretty pissed about this! lot of ranting about kate using a 'voice coder'. obviously not quite realising she's pretending to be a computer.

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Monday, 4 April 2011 10:36 (eight years ago) link

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5448294272_150c939581_m.jpg

Mark G, Monday, 4 April 2011 10:52 (eight years ago) link

yeah not quite sure whats up with that

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Monday, 4 April 2011 11:05 (eight years ago) link

oh sorry yes its her new vanity isn't it?

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Monday, 4 April 2011 11:05 (eight years ago) link

Director’s Cut will be released 16 May and will be available for pre-order from iTunes tomorrow. There has been a lot of speculation about the track list with many people trying to guess which tracks will feature on the album. Well, we can now confirm that the final track list is...

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

Song of Solomon

Deeper Understanding

Lily

Red Shoes

This Woman’s Work

Moments of Pleasure

Never Be Mine

Top of The City

And So Is Love

Director's Cut will be released on 16 May 2011 and will be available to pre-order from iTunes from tomorrow (5th April). Anyone who pre-orders from iTunes will instantly receive the full length version of "Deeper Understanding" as a thank you!

Sittin' Fran (donna rouge), Monday, 4 April 2011 14:42 (eight years ago) link

this is weird haha

diamonddave85, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:39 (eight years ago) link

these are all really undemanding songs in terms of vocals. gonna be a really mellow album, this.

kelpolaris, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:46 (eight years ago) link

im really stoked to hear 'flower of the mountain' as 'the sensual world' is one of my favorites

diamonddave85, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:50 (eight years ago) link

"Sensual World" could easily fit into her current style of singing. I got a lot of sense of it in Aerial's "Nocturn", in sense that they're both warm cooings atop plodding (but welcome!) beats.

this whole project rly confuses me tho. is it her attempt to modernize songs she found especially dated? "deeper understanding" upthread is a espcially bizarre take, almost more afitting to that brit spears song that did the same (can't think of the name??) with the max'd-out vocoder thing.

kelpolaris, Monday, 4 April 2011 15:56 (eight years ago) link

yeah this whole project makes no sense to me, even hearing the reworked 'deeper understanding' didn't offer any clues.

my first thought is that she's finally jumped the shark but then again this is the same woman who gave us the stunning aerial after a 12 years absence

diamonddave85, Monday, 4 April 2011 16:01 (eight years ago) link

Yeah really. I mean there are particular examples of bands covering their own songs that I've thought played out suprisingly well (thinking the excellent Yardbirds reconvening for "Birdland", when they were all in their 50's/60's/whatever) but w/ those the only difference was higher standards of production and just general abandon of the lo-fi thing that defined the 60s. It's true, KB does sound dated compared to modern female vocalists but the fact that she never really sound afitting to anything her generation produced at the same doesn't give this that same sort of bewilderment that one would attain from having a quissentially evocative group (of, for example, the 80s) like New Order come around and re-do all their songs.

KB seems to care enough about her reputation that I can't think she's doing this for a quick cash-grab but at the same she isn't really producing much new aside from what I assume is going to be a compilation of songs with deeper bass and some employment of newer technology. Which, again, is sorta like Britney Spears just releasing an album w/ a sound particular to whatever trends are going on at the moment (her latest it some weird dubsteb infusion)

kelpolaris, Monday, 4 April 2011 16:32 (eight years ago) link

I really don't think she thinks of it in terms of career plan at all - the link between whatever she wants to do and the business side / celebrity cycle seems almost non existant

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Monday, 4 April 2011 17:04 (eight years ago) link

the deeper understanding take is awful.

the songs from the red shoes are pretty much the songs on that album that I like, can't tell if that's good or bad; I was hoping she'd fix the songs I didn't like and make them better, but I don't really want to hear those ones futzed with. I assume she's stripping the trio bulgarka from all these takes which is unfortunate.

bah kate wtf are you doing

akm, Monday, 4 April 2011 17:43 (eight years ago) link

I thought she made some seriously cheesy musical choices on Aerial so won't be surprised if she's become the Witchy Soccer Mom Of Music.

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 4 April 2011 17:51 (eight years ago) link

PS Would still have her babies etc.etc.

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 4 April 2011 17:54 (eight years ago) link

love kate but i can't find it in me to get remotely excited about re-released "reworkings" - by the same token though its existence doesn't mean she's jumped any shark. it's just a pointless between-albums exercise, probably cuz she's bored or it's in her contract or she wants some more money or to keep her name around.

lex pretend, Monday, 4 April 2011 18:25 (eight years ago) link

i'm okay with her reworking red shoes tracks, but the production and performances on the sensual world were amazing and i'd be disappointed if she didn't agree. (i'd be fine if she publically disowned "reaching out," though.)

butterfield earth (get bent), Monday, 4 April 2011 18:33 (eight years ago) link

Wow, this new Deeper Understanding is seriously, tragically bad. Sounds like a Cleopatra Records tribute album.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 4 April 2011 19:31 (eight years ago) link


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