Thursday, 19 May 2011
It will be a while before I have listened to all of the new material from Kate Bush, who has just released an album after a many year gap.
It appears to be re-cuts of a number of her earlier songs plus re-designs of a couple of well known albums.
It's a tricky one to decide whether the original sounds - many of which are quite haunting and instantly memorable - work well in a sudden album makeover.
With live bands its easier, because the variants get played in concerts and the good ones rise to the surface.
I hope there will be some net new material to follow and maybe a tour to try some of it in front of us?
With other artists performing some of Kate's tracks and some listeners not knowing the originals, the press picture is quite apposite. The top picture is Sergei Eisenstein editing 'October' back in 1928.