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Wow! Kate Bush Is Back

Wake up, Kate Bush is back.

The legendary pop siren will release her new album Director’s Cut on May 16. And it looks set to be no ordinary record…

Director’s Cut sees Kate revisit tracks from 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes. Some elements have been re-recorded for 2011 and a new version of Deeper Understanding will be released as a single next month.

The LP will be available on standard CD and as a deluxe 3-CD edition (featuring Director’s Cut, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes remastered). You’ll also be able to get hold of the album on vinyl and via digital download.

Although she contributed a song to The Golden Compass soundtrack in 2007, this will be Kate’s first major release since 2005’s Aerial.

Original Source:- www.mojo4music.com

Bonus:- 25min “Kate Bush on BBC Nationwide” Documentary

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March 24, 2011 Posted by | New News, New Releases, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Hounds Of Love

There is a lovely article in this months Uncut on the best Kate Bush album “The Hounds Of Love”

In August 1985, the NME featured Bush in a “Where Are They Now” article. Two days later, on The Wogan Show, the single “Running Up That Hill” was played for the first time.

Considered by many reviewers to be her masterpiece, Hounds of Love (1985) is no less experimental than previous albums from a production standpoint. Because of the high cost of hiring studio space for her previous album, she built a private studio near her home, where she could work at her own pace. Hounds of Love ultimately topped the charts in the UK, knocking Madonna’s Like a Virgin from the number one position.

The album takes full advantage of the old vinyl format with two very different sides, offering very different listening experiences. The first side, Hounds of Love, contains five “accessible” pop songs (each examining a particular type of love), including the four singles “Running Up That Hill”, “Cloudbusting”, “Hounds of Love”, and “The Big Sky”.

 “Running Up That Hill” re-introduced Bush to American listeners and received considerable airplay at the time of its release. It expanded her small, but loyal, American fan base and climbed to number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1985.

The second side of the album, The Ninth Wave, takes its name from “The Coming of Arthur”, a chapter of Tennyson’s epic poem, “Idylls of the King”, about the legedary King Arthur’s reign, and is one continuous piece of music. Diving into a poetic, metaphorical dream-world, the music takes you through a night of dreams and nightmares, culminating in the apocalyptic “Hello, Earth” in which the narrator looks down at a decimated Earth from another planet, or heaven, or the astral plane (this has never been exactly defined) and mourns her lost world. For this piece, Kate enlisted the help of choral group The Richard Hickok Singers to write in an “alien” language what had been Latin lyrics. The album earned Bush nominations for Best Female Solo Artist, Best Album, Best Single, and Best Producer at the 1986 BRIT Awards.

Sometimes she can appear to be too clever for her own good but their is no doubting she has good taste when it comes to dogs.

To buy the music of Kate Bush click HERE

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, The Dugs, Video | , | 2 Comments

Clouds

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“Cloud Nine”  – The Temptations

Dennis: The childhood part of my life
Wasn’t very pretty, see…
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: I was born and raised
In the slums of the city,
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: It was a one-room shack
That slept ten other children beside me,
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: We hardly had enough food
Or room to sleep
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Dennis: It was hard times…
I needed somethin’ to ease my troubled mind

Paul: Hmmmm listen…
My father didn’t know the meaning of work
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: He disrespected mama,
And treated us like dirt
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: I left home seeking a job
That I never did find
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom
Paul: Depressed and down-hearted
And I took to cloud nine
Temptations: Boom, boom-boom, boom

Paul: I’m doing fine
Up here, on cloud nine
Paul: Listen, one more time
Paul: I’m doing fine
Up here, on cloud nine
Dennis: Folks down there tell me…

Dennis: They say give yourself a chance,son,
don’t let life pass you by,
Temptations: Woo, woo, woo-oo
Dennis: that the world of reality’s a rat race
Where only the strongest survive,
It’s a dog-eat-dog world
And that ain’t no lie,
Temptations: Ain’t no lie
Dennis: It ain’t even safe no more
To walk the streets at night

Eddie: I’m doing fine
Temptations: On cloud nine

Dennis: Let me tell you ’bout cloud nine…
Temptations: Cloud nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be
Temptations: Cloud Nine
Dennis: You ain’t got no responsibility
Temptations: Cloud Nine
Eddie: And every man, every man is free
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Otis: Reality

Temptations: I wanna’ stay up
Eddie and Otis: Higher
Temptations: Up up, Up and away

Temptations: Cloud nine

Eddie: I wanna’ say I love the life I live,
And I’m going to
Eddie/Otis: live, the life I love
Eddie: Up here on cloud nine…
I, I, I, I, I, I’m ridin’ high
Temptations: On cloud nine

Dennis: You’re as free as a bird in flight
Temptations: Cloud nine
Melvin: There’s no difference between day and night
Temptations: Cloud nine
Eddie: It’s a world of love and harmony
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Otis: Reality

Temptations: I wanna’ stay up
Eddie and Otis: Higher
Temptations: Up up, up and away

Temptations: Cloud Nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be, ah
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You ain’t got no responsibility
Temptations: Cloud nine
Eddie: Every man in his mind is free
Temptations: Cloud nine
Dennis: You’re a million miles from reality
Temptations: Cloud nine
Paul: You can be what you want to be

Temptations: all of them weave in and out with ad libs
and choruses of “Boom-booms”

fade to end

cloud nine

 

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October 29, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Photography, Video | , , | Leave a comment

   

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