“Pretentious, otherworldly, delightful, and constantly arresting”: Christ and Pop Culture

Jason Morehead in his Grace Notes* section at Christ and Pop Culture:

“On 50 Words For Snow, Kate Bush sings from the perspective of a snowflake as it drifts down from its cloudy birthplace to the ground, tells the story of a woman who has a love affair with a snowman, and has comedian/author/actor Stephen Fry recite 50 words for, well, snow. So you could be forgiven for dismissing the album as pretentious. It is pretentious. It’s also otherworldly, delightful, and constantly arresting … 50 Words For Snow feels warmer, more organic, and even playful at times.”

(*Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention)

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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2 Responses to “Pretentious, otherworldly, delightful, and constantly arresting”: Christ and Pop Culture

  1. Neil says:

    Liked this review a lot and a good comparison with Vespertine by Bjork whch i think is her best album.Doesn’t dwell on the length of the tracks as much as say the Sunday Mail reviewer did who reviewed it using a stopwatch me thinks.

  2. Barbara says:

    Didn’t Jason know it was mainly Bertie singing the role of the snowflake?

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