It's made up of two distinct halves. Side A is 'Hounds of Love,' a collection of songs more suited to singles. Side B is the conceptual suite known as 'The Ninth Wave,' one long piece, split into seven parts but designed to be listened to in one sitting. It's a lot more experimental and darker in tone. It's Kate's masterpiece. I won't reveal what it's about; part of the joy is in connecting the dots yourself.
If, after hearing what's linked below, you're considering a purchase on CD, try to get the EMI reissue, because the bonus tracks on it are superb.
Songs of Note: Cloudbusting; All of Side B
5 moments placed out of 5