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Kate’s film for Deeper Understanding debuts on Youtube!

Kate’s official Youtube channel has posted the new film, directed by Kate, which accompanies Deeper Understanding. The clip is also being made available for download on all international iTunes stores.

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Kate’s new film for Deeper Understanding out April 26th! Preview clip posted!

From the official Facebook page:

Kate’s made an extraordinary new short film starring Robbie Coltrane, Frances Barber and Noel Fielding, to accompany the release of her current single “Deeper Understanding”. The film will be available on Kate’s official Youtube page from Tuesday 26th April 2011 and available to download from all iTunes stores worldwide. To get things started and bring you Deeper Understanding we’ve posted a short clip on YouTube here.

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From the press release:

“Deeper Understanding’s prescience of web-age alienation seems quite remarkable” – Mojo

Kate, is releasing her new album Director’s Cut on May 16, and has directed an amazing short film to accompany the release of the current single “Deeper Understanding”. The film stars Robbie Coltrane as a successful businessman who is so obsessed by his computer that it leads to the break-up of his family (Frances Barber plays his wife) and, ultimately, his demise.

Scenes from Kate's new film

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In an extraordinary sequence of shots, Coltrane is taken over by the spirit of the computer (played by Albert Bush, Kate’s son) , is reborn and seeks to exact revenge on the spirit, tracking it over London to a room inhabited by Noel Fielding.  Revenge is absolute, resulting in the death of Fielding’s character…and a surprising ending.

The film was conceived and directed by Kate and produced by Michael Solinger. It was shot over 5 days in London. The amazing visual effects were worked on by Ben Perrot of Destroy All Monsters and Matthias Lindahl from Fido.

“Deeper Understanding” first released in 1989 is perhaps even more relevant today as technology and computers begin to dominate our lives and leave us with little time to dream as technology and computers play an increasingly dominant role in our lives.

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MOJO Magazine cover feature and interview!

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From Mojo Magazine: “In the June issue of MOJO, we speak exclusively to the peerless Kate Bush about her return to music. Following a five-year silence, the influential artist speaks to MOJO (and only MOJO) about self-doubt, playing live, why she has decided to re-record tracks from two of her previous albums, her NEXT album, and what the estate of James Joyce have to say about it all. PLUS! A full career overview of her genius and Tricky, Antony and other stars assess her greatest work.” (thanks to Louise for the cover image) More about Mojo here.

Kate on the cover of June 2011 Mojo

Kate interviewed by Mojo for Director’s Cut release

Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 Roundtable review programme played Deeper Understanding this evening and as well as discussing the record, writer Keith Cameron mentioned that he has just interviewed Kate about the new album for a forthcoming Mojo Magazine article. Listen again here (33:28 until 44:22, available till 14th April). Thanks to Louise (who also sourced the album package photo for us) for this news!

First peek at album artwork!

Amazon have posted the following imagery from the album package. Hello again Fish Person, and who are your two friends there?! (click here for the bigger version)

Director's Cut CD package

 

 

Get Kate into the charts on Sunday!

OUR CAMPAIGN STARTS HERE! Okay, so here are the links UK fans need to use to purchase the MP3 of Deeper Understanding so that Kate has a fifth decade of releasing hit singles! The single is out NOW – the UK singles chart comes out on SUNDAY!  Remember that if you decide to pre-order the Director’s Cut album on iTunes you will receive the single download with that straight away. Of course if you are outside the UK, both Amazon and iTunes will be selling it in your territory too, so happy shopping and listening! As far as we know there will be no physical version of the single, so download away, it’s an average price of £0.89. Keep the amazing comments coming – thanks for helping make Monday April 4th our site’s most extraordinary day ever! (We are currently experiencing twice the number of visitors we did on the day that we announced Aerial!)

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Kate’s new record label logo revealed!

Greek lettering and…hello Fish Person! Kate’s new logo for her own record label Fish People has been fully revealed on the new Youtube clip of Deeper Understanding.

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Reminder: Deeper Understanding world premiere!

Are you all set? The excitement has been building all week, fans have discussed every possible aspect of THOSE delicious sample clips and THAT striking new photograph of Kate. And now, we will hear new Kate Bush music on BBC RADIO 2 at approximately 11.10am GMT, this morning. We couldn’t be more thrilled and wish Kate every success as she re-visits that glorious song, Deeper Understanding, for the first time in over two decades. Over to you, Ken Bruce, press execute…

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BBC Radio 2 world single premiere! Exclusive audio clip!

From the official Facebook page:

Radio 2 will be the first radio station in the world to play the new Kate Bush single, “Deeper Understanding” on Monday 4 April 2011.  The song will be played within the Ken Bruce show at approximately 11.10am. Ken Bruce told us ‘The listeners to my show are very vocal when it comes to their musical loves, so I know that having the world exclusive of Kate’s new single will surpass their extremely high standards. I can’t wait to hear it myself.’

The song will be the Record of the Week on Radio2 and will be played each day on the Ken Bruce’s Show and Alex Lester’s programme. Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2 and 6 Music  – ”Kate’s music is as influential today as it was when it was first released, so I’m delighted to have this world exclusive.

To celebrate the news from Radio 2… We bring you love and Deeper Understanding…

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Deeper Understanding download released on April 5th! Listen to clip!

Amazon has added Deeper Understanding to their MP3 store – the song will be available on April 5th. You can listen to a preview clip here. New Kate! The track is listed as having a running time of 6 minutes 32 seconds (that’s almost two minutes longer than the original version).

Deeper Understanding

 

MASSIVE NEWS! KATE RELEASES “DIRECTOR’S CUT” ALBUM!

Well, we were the first site to announce the Aerial album and today we have the pleasure of being the first place you’re going to hear this AMAZING news! Seán, Peter, Krys & Dave.

KATE RELEASES “DIRECTOR’S CUT” ON MAY 16TH, A NEW ALBUM WHICH SEES HER RE-VISIT A SELECTION OF TRACKS FROM THE SENSUAL WORLD & THE RED SHOES!!!

NEW SINGLE “DEEPER UNDERSTANDING” RELEASED IN APRIL!!!

CONFIRMED: KATE CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL!!!

Director's Cut album artwork

 

 

 

 

From the press release:

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 World 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.

Note: we realise that this moment of elation for Kate Bush fans coincides with the shocking news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and elsewhere today. We have heard from our friend Sozo in Japan who provides the Japanese version of this site – he is in the West of Japan and is safe, but fears for his fellow Japanese in stricken areas. Here is a website which outlines how we can all give practical help.

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