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cliff
randomdreams
300 Kate Bush impersonators performing Heathcliffe in a park.

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cliff
randomdreams
I'm seeing some great concert reviews, and am totally envious of the people who managed to get tickets.

50 words for snow
little mermaid swoon
riotgrrlhotel
50 WORDS FOR SNOW... streaming now.....wear your mittens....http://www.npr.org/2011/11/13/142133269/first-listen-kate-bush-50-words-for-snow#playlist

CABIN FEVER
Suzi Q
riotgrrlhotel
They call you an animal...Collapse )http://disconaivete.com/post/11268806108


Kate icons!
mrs slocombe
scarlett_h
Here are some Kate icons! :)

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Cheery bye, Scarlett

Interview - NPR's 'The World Cafe`'
gr_chereck
Kate chats about Director's Cut (20 min., 49 s.):

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139782081/kate-bush-on-world-cafe

Up for grabs: Kate Bush Interview picture disc
Kate
anotherjen
I tried offering this on my own LJ, but no takers. If you want to send me a buck or two for shipping, you can have it for free.

A new Kate interview!
rfmcdpei
I got this Will Hodgkinson Times interview via Toronto's Globe and Mail. "Back before Gaga and Beyoncé, there was Kate Bush" is a great title!

“She was the first female singer that wasn’t a songstress,” says Lindsay Kemp, the legendary dancer, actor and mime artist who taught David Bowie and Bush, and who was a key influence on her. “Much as I adored Dusty [Springfield], Kate was something else; a chameleon, really, and very cultured, with a great imagination.”

It is 33 years since Bush, with her debut single Wuthering Heights, became the first woman to have a U.K. No. 1 hit with a self-written song. Now she is emerging ever so slightly from her castle of domesticity in Berkshire co-habited by her guitarist husband, Danny McIntosh, and her 12-year-old son Bertie, for the first time in six years with a reworking of two of her albums. And she has agreed to talk about it.

Director’s Cut revisits The Sensual World from 1989 and The Red Shoes from 1993, either rerecording the songs entirely or tweaking them into new forms. She won’t do an interview in person, and she will talk only about the new album; any questions straying toward the personal will be ignored. But with Bush you take whatever you are given. So the first question is: why would someone so forward thinking and original want to go over old ground? “I’d wanted to revisit some of the songs from these two albums for a while now,” she replies. “I think there were some quite interesting songs on there, and I wanted to see how I could make them sound at this point in time. I’ve tried to allow the songs to breathe more by stripping a lot of the production out and lengthening some sections, but keeping the best performances from the original tracks.”

You can’t imagine Bush looking back much. “I don’t listen to my old stuff very often at all,” she confirms. “But when I’ve heard bits and pieces from these albums I felt some of it sounded a bit dated, some of it a bit cluttered. I approached them as if they were newly written songs. To me it sounds like a new album.”

Rubberband girl
le samourai - delon
brettopia
Director's cut seems like a mix to me. Some revisions vastly improve the original song, or bring out a different element. Some are just nice because of different (better) instrumentation or mixing. This Woman's Work particularly strikes me as something that, while not replacing the original, may outshine it in the long term.

But...Rubberband Girl, I just don't understand. The new instrumentation is okay, but the lead vocal is completely muddled and the backing vocals stripped away.

I can't fathom why she would pick to use THIS version over, say, restoring Why Should I Love You? Is it just personal taste--are there folks out there who enjoy it?

Anyways, I really have enjoyed listening to the new record, and hope every else it as well!

'Director's Cut' -- NPR First Listen
gr_chereck
The site should have this up until the CD's US release May 23rd:

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/12/136220377/first-listen-kate-bush-directors-cut

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