Phew What a Scorcher! Kate scores in tabloids!

Pete Clark London Evening Standard 4 stars: “the central metaphor holds good: these songs may seem alike, but like snowflakes, they are all different. You are going to have to give this record a bit of time…” Adrian Thrills Daily Mail 4 stars: “A sprawling song cycle with a wintry theme … pitches Kate’s still striking vocals into a richer, less synthetic setting than in the past. Initially, the onus is on her fluent piano work … Pride of place goes to two ear- catching duets … an album — and a singer — who refuses to be hemmed in by traditional frontiers.” Gavin Martin The Daily Mirror 4 stars: “A rare treat… fanciful but stripped down album is a bizarre indulgence. Piano primed sensuality for the new ice age“. The Sun – scores 4 “Icing on the Katean absorbing concept album … inventive as it is odd. Stunning as it is surreal“.

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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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4 Responses to Phew What a Scorcher! Kate scores in tabloids!

  1. Neil says:

    Can’t beleive that so many people have taken their time to appreciate what at first can be a challenging listen to let this get under their skin…there is hope for music and individuality perhaps.Try playing this in the car travelling to and from work on dark wintry mornings and nights and the affect is amazing!

  2. The Sun likes a conceptual song-suite about snow? The Daily Mail likes an album that features a woman’s one-night stand with a snowman?
    Blimey! Has Kate changed the world overnight?

    I take it the Daily Express didn’t notice the album as it didn’t have a picture of Princess Diana on the cover?

  3. Mark Wallis says:

    They used the word ‘surreal’ in The Sun? Now I know we’ve all fallen through into Narnia. Hopefully it’s real and Kate all get loads of new fans…

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