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Director’s Cut – Seán’s first impressions…

Seán says: I was kindly invited by EMI Ireland to a playback of Director’s Cut in Dublin during the week. I know that the reviews of this album are going to be coming thick and fast soon, and so with that in mind I didn’t want to spoil things too much by posting a blow-by-blow review of the album on the main news page. Suffice to say I was thrilled by what I heard. This is a gorgeously rich musical experience that I can’t wait to spend a LOT of time with when it’s finally released next month. I have instead posted some of my initial impressions on a separate page here if you want to read them, but I know many of you are just holding out till May 16th so that you can enjoy your own experience with this new record.


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  1. So excited you got to hear it, Sean. Your words make me even more eager to hear it!

  2. I love that kind of reviews, straight from the <3 !

    Thank you, Sean! xxx

  3. giulio

    What a wonderful comment… heartfelt… 🙂
    Thankyou for sharing your sensations with us.
    We love you, Kate. Really 🙂

  4. mats (another swede)

    Thanks for this review.It is a good one

  5. craigh

    your loving review just blew my excitement thru the ceiling. i love living in a world with this woman and her music.

  6. I just got Uncut today with the DC writeup! The review says Sensual World should have remained with the original words rather than the Joyce quotes.

  7. Harry Horton

    “Chrissie Hynde- The Pretenders Don’t get me wrong Live at Super Bowl Pepsi FanJam”
    —You Tube selection—Chrissie Hynde at 60 years old with Faith Hill do a CMT Crossroads show prior to the U.S. Professional Football league’s Feb 2011 Super bowl. Word has it that Kate Bush wants to do live concert work, in the future, and rumours have it the Super bowl could be coming to London sometime in this decade. Someone ought to think about pushing a haltime show with Kate Bush, Chrissie Hynde and Faith Hill. Joanni, Be Kind to My Mistakes, Running Up that Hill have a combative subject and theme material that are perfect for the halftime show, since the song’s content are reminiscent of football like imagery and subject matter that is, and thus, would be associable to the sport in that regard. Also in contrast to that, Kate Bush would also be drawing and appealing to women fans since Kate Bush is a woman (Something the NFL loves for broadening its fan base). Don’t Get Me wrong and the Middle of the Road by Chrissie Hynde would be good selections also in such a halftime format. The exposure of the Superbowl is worldwide, that is running into the billions of fans. Halftime is essentially an abbreviated concert preformance time of duration. A short duration, that is, so concert demands would be minimal . Faith Hill Chrissie Hynde CMT Crossroads warmup superbowl–You tube internet entry–is a further songsby both artists that give an idea of the concert atmosphere surrounding the super bowl. Other articles as of April 26 2011 on the internet centering on Kate Bush and her desires for live concert work–Kate Bush hopes to Tour Again – Spinner; Kate Bush hints at new live work–RTE News.

  8. Harry Horton

    Contiuning thoughts from previous post: IT would be great if someone could pull some influence to get Kate Bush to do a superbowl halftime performance. A short fiteen minute to twenty minute concert performance, wildly wide exposure worldwide of fans, and most important, minimally demanding as a concert experience. And above al,l a unique singular concert event that exists solely for itself, one and only once for any performer , being an event also that comes around only once a year.
    Further articles on the internet centering on the superbowl:
    “Goodell says NFL to look into Playing Super Bowl in London” October 15, 2007. This article relates a meaningless preseason footbal game played in Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, drew 103,467 fans. At that time a few years back, the attendance was the largest crowd draw in NFL history.
    “London could host the Superbowl” http://www.rte.i.e./sport —Sunday May 3, 2009 article.
    2014,2015, or 2017 are the years in consideration for a London superbowl event. THis info according to David Hornby Commercial director for Visit London. Estimate: 521.1 million dollars (350 million pounds) in generated revenue for the weekend sporting match.
    “List of superbowl halftime shows” wikipedia list of superbowls starting in 1967. A good rundown and feel of the history of musical performances that appeared at the game’s intermission.
    “IBM<NFL bring Super bowl records to the World." Internet site that relates the many media outlets worldwide enganged in broadcasting the wide exposure of the superbowl. Into the hundreds of millions of worldwide fans would have the game available through the myriad of media portals and outlets . In the U.S. alone, the last two major media fan viewing records of recent note in the past few years: 106 million viewers for one superbowl where the largest viewership came in at 111 million for the event.

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