Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

KATE BUSH / Director’s Cut (2011)

If we must have an album of reworked Kate Bush songs then who better than Kate to do it herself?  There’s a valid reason for the genesis of the idea that I don’t have room to explain so you’ll need to google it if you’re interested.
The result is less appalling and pointless than most of the other re-recordings by other artists that I've heard over the years; that’s not bias talking.
The songs, taken from The Sensual World (1989) and The Red Shoes (1993) are all great songs, and Kate’s lower key gives many of them a significantly different feeling, as does the new arrangements on some, but in most cases the originals are still superior; that may well be bias talking.  It’s hard not to compare when you’re as in love with the originals as I am.

Songs of Note: Flower of the Mountain; Deeper Understanding

3½ analogue hugs out of 5

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