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Really not getting this after hearing Deeper Understanding. I thought the reworking would be more drastic - maybe a type of solo piano thing. The new version is very similar, just not as good.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

Well, Big Boi's a fan

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

Did I read somewhere that the computer on this is sung by her kid?

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 7 April 2011 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

Big Boi has been repping for Kate for forever!

Winter Crab (Abbbottt), Thursday, 7 April 2011 03:45 (twelve years ago) link

Ah no, I meant, of this new rerecording!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 April 2011 04:01 (twelve years ago) link


Kate Bujorshk

kelpolaris, Thursday, 7 April 2011 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

o ya, and a glimpse into the Directors Cut packaging (image = huge)

Fish People = Khate Buorke

kelpolaris, Thursday, 7 April 2011 21:40 (twelve years ago) link

this will make lex real mad but anyway this alan partridge kate bush medley fucking slays me


Bleeqwot the Chef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 April 2011 21:57 (twelve years ago) link

WTF with Fish People? The interior of the packaging looks hundreds of times better than the exterior.

akm, Friday, 8 April 2011 04:58 (twelve years ago) link

there is a clip of Lily on youtube now, it is..also not as good as the original.

akm, Monday, 11 April 2011 14:08 (twelve years ago) link

this strikes me as one of those perfectly misguided times when an artist "finally does" the one thing her "fans" have wished and moaned on the internet for them to do until it's become blindly accepted as a good thing. And then weirded out/dissapointed instantly when it happens and the reality is.. errr.

"wouldn't it be great if xyz took all the good bits from the (less satisfying than their consensus peak) record(s), took another go at the production and everything would be great again! blemishes forgotten and the world (and fans ideals of their god...) made a bit more perfect!" what could possibly go wrong?!

*see also "back to the sound of when more people liked them/they were more pop" = return to form (unless it's shit and totally devoid of the un-recapture-able x factor that made the original sparkle in context & time.

*doubt this is Kate's sole motivation, but surprised she isn't just moving on....

*"Smile" I guess? Never been a big Beach Boys fan but only positive counter-example I can think of.

side splitting genital based username (fndgo), Monday, 11 April 2011 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

that said, it's Kate Bush!!!!!!

I love both the source albums regardless, "bad production" isn't something that gets in the way for me 99% of the time....

side splitting genital based username (fndgo), Monday, 11 April 2011 17:40 (twelve years ago) link

kinda taking this as a retirement note, but at the same time, i can't even fathom her not trying to release one more great album -

this is a bit shallow, but in a lot of ways i think the directors cut is just a bit to keep her vox in check and, hey, sell the product

o pointy birds, o pointy pointy, anoint my head, anoity noity (kelpolaris), Monday, 11 April 2011 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

preview of 'flower of the mountain' is up now and it's bad too. so my hopes are officially dashed for this turning out good.

akm, Monday, 18 April 2011 13:53 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I dunno we'll see. I like all of these songs and can't imagine any of them being improved upon frankly, and what I've heard so far is NOT promising. but the moments of pleasure take at least sounds good.

akm, Monday, 18 April 2011 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i'm maybe most intrigued by that one, although i really like the kamen orchestration on the original version

boehner und der club of gore (donna rouge), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Loving this new "Deeper Understanding". If the rest of the album is just as odd I'll be very happy.

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 9 May 2011 04:13 (twelve years ago) link

Interview with Kate Bush by Ken Bruce on the way on BBC Radio 2 now

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 9 May 2011 09:06 (twelve years ago) link

this is streaming on NPR (and apparently on japanese itunes so I'm sure a leak is around somewhere). listened to most of it last night. Not convinced by the Flower of the Mountain; I love Ulysses and I love that monologue but I think the Sensual World worked better, it just sounds kind of flat....

The This Woman's Work re-do is pretty intense and sad. maybe too sad.

akm, Thursday, 12 May 2011 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

The BBC show isn't available in my area? Just listened to 'This Woman's Work' and it's beautiful and devastating.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 12 May 2011 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

on the other hand, this new version of 'rubberband girl'...also sucks! i really just don't like that song at all

spätzle logic (donna rouge), Thursday, 12 May 2011 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

hella disappointed with Flower of the Moutain, the oOOOOOOO yes parts from the original were my favorite!

ODD FURRY WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL PLEASE!!!! (diamonddave85), Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

the mix is terrible, I hope this is not how the final thing sounds, the vocals are way too high on many things (and so is love for example)...yeesh, this project is such a misstep. what the hell?

in one of the interviews it sounded like she is done with a new album. bring that on. but I hope she does a better job on it than she did on this. it's weird she's donig so much promotion for this project and she was like completely absent when arial came out.

akm, Friday, 13 May 2011 00:08 (twelve years ago) link

and rubberband girl is bad. very bad.

the only success here is this woman's work and moments of pleasure, and I don't think they're any better than the originals, they're just different. these other versions just sound...what the hell.

akm, Friday, 13 May 2011 00:10 (twelve years ago) link

"never be mine" is not bad - dunno that i prefer it to the original or anything

mostly underwhelmed by this

spätzle logic (donna rouge), Friday, 13 May 2011 00:15 (twelve years ago) link

This is on Spotify now btw.

Øystein, Friday, 13 May 2011 10:07 (twelve years ago) link

I could probably sing the majority of ~ 10-12 Kate Bush songs from memory and there is nothing on this record I have heard of. Is that by chance or is it just that odd a set of songs?

thomp, Friday, 13 May 2011 10:28 (twelve years ago) link

Xpost one of those 'trib' acts has done, ooh, 30 gigs now...

Mark G, Friday, 13 May 2011 10:43 (twelve years ago) link

I'm liking this. I like these stripped down versions of some songs ("Sensual World", " Song Of Solomon", ...) that I often found fussy and overproduced in their original states. Her subtle use of studio bells n' whistles is also great. I'm also really digging that smoky, lower register she's singing in. I think she pulls it off.

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 13 May 2011 14:43 (twelve years ago) link

"Deeper Understanding" sounds AWFUL.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 May 2011 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i honestly don't know why that was picked as the lead promotional track for this

spätzle logic (donna rouge), Friday, 13 May 2011 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

the robo voice is cloying in the worst sense.

ginny thomas and tonic (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 May 2011 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

How deluded am I that I find this album (mostly) remarkably beautiful and more essential than "Aerial"?

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 15 May 2011 08:46 (twelve years ago) link

It's pretty and all, but I really hoped for more dramatic changes. I mean, This Woman's Work has almost become an entirely new song, which might even surpass the original. But all the other tracks stay so close to home that I wonder why she went through all the trouble. They remind me so much of the originals that I can't help comparing and they lose on all accounts. I always hated Rubberband Girl and hoped for a slow impression on solo piano or another acoustic instrument, because that might've improved the song. Now we end up with the exact same monstrosity (well, a little bit more Stones like).

All in all I'm looking more forward to the remaster of the Red Shoes album.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Sunday, 15 May 2011 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

new version of Moments Of Pleasure = astonishing. although some of the names originally listed (Maureen and Bill) have fallen by the wayside. MOJO has a long piece all about Director's Cut by Keith Cameron and it's bloody great. she says
"if people don't like this and they like the old ones, then the old ones are still there aren't they?"

piscesx, Sunday, 15 May 2011 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder if it would have been better if she had just opted for the rerecording of some old songs. That way it is a bit like what those songs might sound like nowadays if Kate would perform them live. I strongly feel that because she worked with the same recordings these new versions are too much rooted in the originals. I think the main reason why I like the new This Woman's Work so much is because I hardly hear any 'samples' taken from the original.

Regarding the above statement: every artists is entitled to create whatever they want, of course, just as the audience is entitled to think of that whatever they want.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

Has anybody seen the Deeper Understanding video? Damn.

Per Yngve's having his brain out (MaresNest), Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:56 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, that wasn't an easy sit through.

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Sunday, 15 May 2011 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

still can't get over how she changed the words to "And So Is Love" so the song is completely different

katherine, Sunday, 15 May 2011 20:35 (twelve years ago) link

it's weird she's donig so much promotion for this project and she was like completely absent when arial came out.

― akm, Friday, 13 May 2011 01:08 (3 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^ so weird

just sayin, Monday, 16 May 2011 08:23 (twelve years ago) link

Probably because this project needs the extra push, whereas Ariel didn't.

Mark G, Monday, 16 May 2011 08:29 (twelve years ago) link


wacky onassis (get bent), Monday, 16 May 2011 08:31 (twelve years ago) link


Mark G, Monday, 16 May 2011 08:49 (twelve years ago) link

The new 'Deeper Understanding' cut is so bad it makes me angry. And so sad that I'm completely disheartened to try this album even.

I also can't come to grips with the whole 'aura' around this album, which merely seems to be "I thought it be cool to just, y' know, try this", "There's always the old versions" etc... From a woman who's always been so forward thinking and avant-garde in terms of creativity.

I just don't know what the hell this is supposed to be. Off to read the PF interview, hope it clarifies some things...

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 16 May 2011 09:00 (twelve years ago) link

I see *all* of her albums are re-released, with nary a mention of EMI on the packaging.

Mark G, Monday, 16 May 2011 14:15 (twelve years ago) link

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