“Frustrating, exhilarating, enchanting, confusing, maddening”: The Music Fix

7/10 from Olivia Schaff at The Music Fix who plainly doesn’t like Sir Elton John:

Most of us love snow, long for it, and when the first shy flakes begin to fall we run outside and laugh and play as if we were all eight years old again. Then after a bit the stuff turns brown and slushy, it’s hard to get around in, your car slides around in the road, and it swiftly loses the fun factor. 50 Words For Snow is an incredibly apt title for this work. Kate Bush plays by nobody’s rules but her own. We have seen this in her earlier work … her eccentricities both a blessing and a curse … The album is like looking into a magnificent snow globe that you shake and suddenly the people inside spring to life … No doubt most will gladly overlook the snowdrifts that mar what is otherwise a sometime lovely album, overjoyed that she has graced us with her magical presence once again.”

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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One Response to “Frustrating, exhilarating, enchanting, confusing, maddening”: The Music Fix

  1. Neil Mayor says:

    Actually love Elton’s voice on ‘Snowed in….’ apart from the last 30seconds when i would have prefered it reigned in a little as the emotional intent overwhelms the hypnotic melody.A certain haunting resemlance to Lady GaGa’s Poker face intro here too ,but more subdued.Could almost be from a musical.

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