“inspired, unique and beautiful”: Holy Moly

At Holy Moly, Tim Chipping begins to run out of superlatives:

50 Words For Snow is a slowly unfolding, dense and serious work. Not so much a set of songs as a collection of sung short stories, backed by her most perfect and economical piano playing to date. And while Kate’s once limitless voice is now fried round the edges, her ability to communicate precise emotion and character remains the very best, and most affecting pop music has ever had to offer. If the underrated Aerial was child-focused and playful, 50 Words is adult and profound … We came to this record expecting to find fault, to notice a diminishing in her once impeccable judgment and to hear an artist from the past, far from the top of her game. What we found was the opposite, and so much more. 50 Words For Snow is simply extarordinary.” The album is rated 10/10.

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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