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that last one!

surm, Thursday, 1 October 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

loolll. i love that mean expression that she can do. is that the RUTH video?

surm, Thursday, 1 October 2009 17:59 (ten years ago) link

i'm not sure...i need to go watch a shitload of her vids


omar little, Thursday, 1 October 2009 18:02 (ten years ago) link

Dry contact lenses there, I reckons.

Mark G, Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:36 (ten years ago) link

whoa thats dope

xhuxk mangione (deej), Friday, 2 October 2009 10:02 (ten years ago) link

yeah where i can i exchange dollars for that

ok star grumbles (lukas), Friday, 2 October 2009 15:56 (ten years ago) link


omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:09 (ten years ago) link


omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:25 (ten years ago) link

watching kate bush interviews is very good for getting hypnotized

omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link


omar little, Friday, 2 October 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

oh my gosh thank you for these gifs omar

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 2 October 2009 21:20 (ten years ago) link

Have thought abt going as her in the Babushka video for Halloween, for years.

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 2 October 2009 21:22 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

there was a really nice, well-written essay, in the last issue of the wire, on the song "cloudbusting."

jeevves, Saturday, 4 December 2010 04:36 (nine years ago) link

four weeks pass...

My hero: Kate Bush by David Mitchell

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 January 2011 00:45 (nine years ago) link

Much as I love Kate and any deserved publicity she gets in this newfound diva era, I kind of read that and just found myself going "and you're point is?" towards the end. Is that a usual thing with The Guardian - random-esque articles in which some randomite (?) reminisces over why he likes such and such, their virtues, and then fin?

Anyways, that Razzamatazz video is mesmerizing and yet the whole thing with there being children in the background just made lusting slightly awkward.

heh (kelpolaris), Sunday, 2 January 2011 03:39 (nine years ago) link


balls, Sunday, 2 January 2011 03:45 (nine years ago) link

I thought maybe this would be about new songs. Ah well.

katherine (katherinesta), Sunday, 2 January 2011 04:13 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

srsly that word is the twat alarm of 2KX

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

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

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 2 January 2011 12:53 (nine 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...


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.



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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link


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

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 18:23 (nine 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:

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

"My face is orbiting the sun!"

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

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

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 (nine years ago) link

lolwut @ that "and so is love" cover

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

just saying she deserves much better

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


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.


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

Back in 1997 there were very briefly rumours that Kate had been dating David Byrne, which were soon forgotten. But in the midst of those Byrne’s “Feelings” album was released, and check the back vox on this song. I’ve never seen them discussed anywhere since.


Max Florian, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 11:59 (eight months ago) link

am I missing something? are you 1) insinuating those are her (they don't sound like it to me) or 2) that the song itself is somehow referencing their relationship? (I'd never heard that rumor btw but my access to such rumors was fairly limited in 97)

akm, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 14:20 (eight months ago) link

Fans of my Another Day post will love this one. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/you-the-game-part-ii/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 13:41 (eight months ago) link

Or maybe you'll like this one on All We Ever Look For. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2019/11/20/all-we-ever-look-for/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:09 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

And we're back with Babooshka! https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2020/01/13/babooshka/

ballardiangorse, Monday, 13 January 2020 17:36 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I've been hearing this cover of "Running Up That Hill," which ... it's fine, if that's what someone wants to do. But to my ears it's so faithful I think, why bother?


Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 15:03 (five months ago) link

Thank you, ballardiangorse. Until I read your Another Day post I had always thought she was singing "AYE-YAH Babooshka".

Alba, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:22 (five months ago) link

But to my ears it's so faithful I think, why bother?

I too have heard this in the wild several times now. idgi

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:48 (five months ago) link

Chromatics' cover of the same is superior and while faithful gives it enough of the Johnny Jewel treatment to stand on its own.

omar little, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:55 (five months ago) link

damn meg myers is getting a legit hit with a kate bush cover? more power to her

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 18:56 (five months ago) link

that video was really amazing

octobeard, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 20:31 (five months ago) link

It's a great video. The cover is good, too, imo! Just very faithful

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 22:16 (five months ago) link

Here we are! 50 posts in. https://katebushsongs.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/delius-song-of-summer/

ballardiangorse, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 15:27 (five months ago) link

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