Album Review: Kate Bush – Director’s Cut

Album Review: Kate Bush - Director's Cut


Injecting a fresh lease of life into old work

Revisiting 11 of her post-[b]‘Hounds Of Love’[/b] tracks, Kate sets to tweaking them into the state she originally intended. Confounding expectations, there’s no whizzy technological updates (unless you count the daft, Auto-Tuned computer voice on [b]‘Deeper Understanding’[/b]), instead she’s sombrely stripped away the late-’80s/early-’90s studio clatter and started all over again.

The best moments are the most unexpected, such as [b]‘Top Of The City’[/b], which explodes into colour where previously its sting was dulled. Her vocals now sound stately, and the impression is of a grande dame breathing new life into work made as an ingénue.

Priya Elan

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