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I wrote about how the price of gay acceptance in Kate's work is heterosexual pleasure: https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/kashka-from-baghdad/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 19:58 (eight months ago) link

Oh. Followup: I also wrote about The Kick Inside. Next up is Wuthering Heights. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/the-kick-inside/

ballardiangorse, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:08 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

those are some short CDs!

sold out in presale (sleeve), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:45 (six months ago) link

That's pretty nice, we can snag the rarities if we don't want to shell out again for all the remastered albums from the box set... why does she hate Ken so much though?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:27 (six months ago) link

why does she hate Ken so much though?

Maybe just changed her mind about him over time?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 February 2019 22:32 (six months ago) link

Maybe she'll include it on her upcoming disc of tracks she recorded for Fruitopia commercials

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:39 (six months ago) link

why does she hate Ken so much though?

if you mean "why isn't 'Ken' on her rarities sets," the rights are probably tangled up between Richardson and the BBC and Entertainment One and who knows who else

if you mean that she doesn't love Ken anymore, perhaps the reasons that he has been in the news the last 900,023 times are related.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:57 (six months ago) link

her song about Boris Johnson isn't nearly as good

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 22 February 2019 23:01 (six months ago) link

Wild Man?

nashwan, Friday, 22 February 2019 23:07 (six months ago) link

If you like Room for the Life... well, sorry. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/room-for-the-life/

ballardiangorse, Saturday, 23 February 2019 01:01 (six months ago) link

Them Heavy People helped me in a soft spot. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/them-heavy-people/ & http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/them-heavy-people/

ballardiangorse, Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:48 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Realized I haven't updated here in a while, so... https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/symphony-in-blue/ & http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/symphony-in-blue/

ballardiangorse, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:00 (four months ago) link

The Remastered CD Box Set Part 2 has dropped to $62 on Amazon US, that's tempting...

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:33 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

On "Wow." http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/wow/ and also at https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/wow/

ballardiangorse, Saturday, 8 June 2019 00:36 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

(With apologies to anyone who's irritated by all the linking) Here's the Tour of Life. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/the-tour-of-life/

ballardiangorse, Friday, 28 June 2019 14:23 (two months ago) link

Onto Never for Ever, starting w/ Egypt katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/egypt/ (somebody else talk about Kate. I feel like I'm spamming the thread.)

ballardiangorse, Friday, 5 July 2019 17:16 (two months ago) link

Remasters of Lionheart, Never for Ever, The Red Shoes, Aerial, and 50 Words for Snow are finally available on Spotify now (not sure about other streaming services). In some cases they replaced the originals, in others they're doubled.

No idea if The Kick Inside, The Dreaming, Hounds of Love, and The Sensual World will soon join them.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Monday, 15 July 2019 14:10 (two months ago) link

I've been listening to the re-done Red Shoes, I think I like it a bit more than the original. Or maybe I'm just coming around to the album regardless of mastering. The Aerial with whatshisname removed and replaced with someone else actually sounds worse to my ears.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 15 July 2019 14:25 (two months ago) link

whatshisname removed and replaced with someone else

Wait what?

octobeard, Monday, 15 July 2019 17:24 (two months ago) link

Rolf Harris has a few voiceovers on the original Aerial but he turned out to be a pedophile so they removed his bits and replaced them with (I think) her son doing some narration instead. But it seems like the entire mix is slightly different to me... that could be my imagination though.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 15 July 2019 17:29 (two months ago) link

They replaced Rolf Harris with Kate's son live vocals from Before the Dawn (he played the part of The Painter in the performance). So it's now a studio/live mash-up.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Monday, 15 July 2019 17:50 (two months ago) link

i like bertie's voice more than Harris'.

akm, Monday, 15 July 2019 18:59 (two months ago) link

I've been listening to the re-done Red Shoes, I think I like it a bit more than the original. Or maybe I'm just coming around to the album regardless of mastering.

i listened to both last night and i almost prefer the director's cut version, but i think i have to replace 'lily' with the original version, something is lost in the new vox. i think i also prefer the orig 'rubberband girl.' but overall the sequencing and the addition/subtraction of tracks is an improvement.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 16 July 2019 14:37 (one month ago) link

He's on The Dreaming as well, isn't he?

fetter, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:07 (one month ago) link

yeah but just playing digideroo; could be anyone.

akm, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:17 (one month ago) link

"i listened to both last night and i almost prefer the director's cut version, but i think i have to replace 'lily' with the original version, something is lost in the new vox. i think i also prefer the orig 'rubberband girl.' but overall the sequencing and the addition/subtraction of tracks is an improvement."

confused by this. You mean the versions of the songs on Director's Cut, or the version of Red Shoes that was released along with DC? Because the only difference there is that it was remastered. the versions on actual Director's Cut: that doesn't count as a new version of the album to me.

akm, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:18 (one month ago) link

i thought of it as a reconfiguring of the red shoes since that's the album it has the most tracks in common with, but yeah i guess there was no real reason for me to think of it that way

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:39 (one month ago) link

https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=MUSICOLOGY-ALL;e74bfbb1.1907

This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium
Thursday 12th - Friday 13th December 2019, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Call for Papers

Over forty years into her career, Kate Bush continues to make significant contributions to various fields of culture. In recent months, her back catalogue has been re-released in remastered form, and a book of collected lyrics, How To Be Invisible, was published by Faber in 2018. The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that it will host a two-day symposium on Bush’s achievements. This event will mark and celebrate four decades of diverse productivity and offers a space for reflection on and discussion of this woman’s work. Despite her prolific creativity since the 1970s – covering the fields of music, film and video, literature, and performance – comparatively little scholarly work has been produced on Kate Bush. This symposium aims to start rectifying this omission: the organisers intend to produce an edited anthology collection developed from symposium proceedings.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, as well as pre-constituted panels of 2 or 3 papers, on any aspect of the career of Kate Bush. We also welcome more creative contributions in alternative presentation formats to the symposium.

Oops that link got garbled. Try this one.

confused by this. You mean the versions of the songs on Director's Cut, or the version of Red Shoes that was released along with DC? Because the only difference there is that it was remastered.

I think they used a backup analog master from the original recording sessions... so something more than remastered but not remixed either? It's for certain less compressed, which could be enough to explain the difference I'm hearing.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:37 (one month ago) link

oh yeah... the version of Red Shoes released along with Director's Cut is what I'm talking about it, which is likely the same version included on the new box sets.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 18:37 (one month ago) link

Relieved Bush has taken Rolf Harris' voice off her albums. That alone justifies the remasters, although they're a welcome addition to her canon. Glad she doesn't have to do the same with Roy Harper as he's not on her albums.

Speaking of the bastard, https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/07/26/another-day/

ballardiangorse, Friday, 26 July 2019 16:36 (one month ago) link

(OK apparently Harper does backing vocals on Breathing. Never mind.)

ballardiangorse, Friday, 26 July 2019 16:37 (one month ago) link


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