Music Week: A Pretty Strange Album Concept

Ben Cardew in Music Week doesn’t quite know how to react to Directors Cut:

On its own merits, then, Director’s Cut is a strong album. But it’s hard to know exactly who it will appeal to: if you don’t know the original songs, it is impossible to appreciate the subtle re-work that Bush has done; if you do know them, you might not necessarily want an update …

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 Music Week: A Pretty Strange Album Concept

  1. giulio says:

    What a strange review.
    When Kate Bush releases an album, the only thing you should do is listen to it.
    And enjoy it. All the ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ don’t matter…. feel it, Ben, possibly in silence and
    with your eyes closed. You’ll feel the beauty of it, like a flow. 🙂

  2. Oh my! Ben is trying too hard to sound intelligent. I hope he didn’t hurt himself : (

  3. here says:

    ben is spot on. this is the best review i’ve read yet.

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