“A predictably divisive act of musical revisionism”

A thoughtful review from Adam Gold on American Songwriter:

“How you judge and enjoy Director’s Cut really depends on where you fall philosophically on its plan of attack. If it isn’t a problem for you; if you’re not married to the time-capsule aesthetic of the original recordings, then there’s plenty to enjoy in an undeniably stellar set of songs, executed with a more resolute attitude, and with vastly varying changes in nuance — from stripped rhythm tracks to elongated intros. But if you just can’t abide Bush’s approach, then there’s simply no pleasing you, and you can expect to only be surprised at best, and frustrated at worst …”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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3 Responses to “A predictably divisive act of musical revisionism”

  1. Barbara says:

    I liked the ‘George Lucas’ comment about the Gang Of Four’s similar reworkings!

  2. “… an undeniably stellar set of songs…” TRUTH. DC is phenomenal. All friends (non-kb fans) that have heard the record were blown out off their socks by dc.

    yirry yanya
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  3. giulio says:

    yes, ”undeniably stellar set of songs”;
    yes, ”time-capsule aesthetic of the original recordings” :
    2 good reasons why I can enjoy ‘Director’s Cut’… 🙂

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