Newsbits: Two famous Kate fans have recently been singing her praises: Robert Smith of The Cure has long been a very vocal Kate fan, in the current issue of Tower Record’s Pulse magazine he lists Hounds Of Love as one of his desert island discs…On St. David’s Day (March 1st) satellite music channel VH1 appropriately had Welsh movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones presenting her personal Top Ten choices. She gave Kate a nice introduction before playing The Red Shoes video…the remastered version of Hounds Of Love on CD with bonus tracks has now replaced the standard version on shelves in some European countries including the UK & Ireland, having been reissued without the cardboard slip case and EMI booklet of the ’97 EMI 100 release…Norwegian ambient pop group Velvet Belly include a remake of The Man With The Child In His Eyes on their new album Lucia. According to a report in Billboard magazine vocalist Anne Marie Almedal was “attracted to the intimacy of Bush’s song…it’s important for us to maintain a sound that is naive and simple”.(thanks to Craig Larsen, PDFM, Jon Bishop & Michael Leitz).
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