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Old 12-11-2008, 18:00
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Love Kate .....

Love the videos, esp Babooshka, Running Up That Hill and Cloudbusting .....
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Old 12-11-2008, 18:08
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My favourite is 'Sunset' from Aerial... When the flamenco kicks in my heart soars....
For me it's the last 3 songs 'Somewhere in Between', 'Nocturn' and 'Aerial' that I love. The rest of the albums a bit patchy though, the less said about Rolf Harris, the better. Apart from those 3 tracks I mentioned I don't really listen to Aerial that much, preferring Never Forever, Sensual World or This Women's Work Vol 1.

Her last song was absolutely awful though - god knows what she was thinking when she agreed to do that.
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Old 12-11-2008, 18:10
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where do you start?...wuthering heights i suppose
I'd definitely stop before I got to Aerial.
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Old 12-11-2008, 18:12
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I'd definitely stop before I got to Aerial.
Aerial has it's moments, The Red Shoes was pretty bad though and sounds the most dated out of all her work IMO.
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Old 13-11-2008, 04:41
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Love Kate Bush she is incredibly talented and I have more than one favourite song. Man with the child in his eyes is one of her best known and I like the duets she has done.
"Don't Give Up" - breaks my heart every time I hear it .....
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Old 13-11-2008, 12:03
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Layra is a nice song and amazing to her feat that she wrote and recorded it within 10 days. I see this track as an experiment. Oh Experiment IV!! now there was a track....
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Old 13-11-2008, 16:37
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Lyra was perhaps one of the worst songs she's ever recorded IMO and really doesn't bode well for any future recordings if this is the direction she intends to take - it's too close to Enya for my taste.

Just listened to perhaps my all time favorite KB song and perhaps my all time favorite xmas song, December Will Be Magic Again. I preferred her more 'eccentric' days.
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Old 13-11-2008, 16:41
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I would ignore the Lyra song - it was done in a rush (for Kate!) and naturally she was constrained in terms of what the producers of the film required.
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Old 13-11-2008, 18:23
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For me it's the last 3 songs 'Somewhere in Between', 'Nocturn' and 'Aerial' that I love. The rest of the albums a bit patchy though, the less said about Rolf Harris, the better. Apart from those 3 tracks I mentioned I don't really listen to Aerial that much, preferring Never Forever, Sensual World or This Women's Work Vol 1.

Her last song was absolutely awful though - god knows what she was thinking when she agreed to do that.
Yeh I agree that Lyra was a bit of a dud - Let's hope it's not her swansong!
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Old 13-11-2008, 20:04
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Love Kate.

The Kick Inside is probably one of my top three albums ever.

'Feel It' is my personal favourite Kate song.
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Old 13-11-2008, 22:00
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i know why a lot of people are not keen on lyra, i'm surprised kate didn't do more with it, but i quite like it...but then kate could sing the phone book, as she practically did on PI, and i would like it.
a song not mentioned yet, that i love, is mrs Bartolozzi...i was expecting this to be panned a bit more!
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Old 13-11-2008, 22:02
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Layra is a nice song and amazing to her feat that she wrote and recorded it within 10 days. I see this track as an experiment. Oh Experiment IV!! now there was a track....
i loved the video to E4......great song too
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Old 15-11-2008, 09:38
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"Don't Give Up" - breaks my heart every time I hear it .....
What annoys me on this thread is that every musician is suppose to write to the fans every whim Not!

I like it when I read positive things about artists like your post. I don't like every track any artist does but that doesn't mean it isn't pack and parcel of the artist.
They have their own reasons for the music they write and I daresay some will not like the tracks we do.
Kate Bush is definately versatile in her music.

MG.xx
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Old 15-11-2008, 19:55
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What annoys me on this thread is that every musician is suppose to write to the fans every whim Not!

I like it when I read positive things about artists like your post. I don't like every track any artist does but that doesn't mean it isn't pack and parcel of the artist.
They have their own reasons for the music they write and I daresay some will not like the tracks we do.
Kate Bush is definately versatile in her music.

MG.xx
mmmm, bad day?
i dont think anyone on this thread has said a musician needs to write a likeable classic every time....people are just offering their views. i love kate bush but i'm happy to accept that there are some, who whilst they admire her, dont love/like all her music...swings and roundabouts me thinks!

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Old 15-11-2008, 19:58
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Indeed. She has produced a few tracks that I think are rather poor, particularly on the first CD of Aerial (but the 2nd CD more than makes up for the weaknesses of the first CD).
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Old 15-11-2008, 21:22
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mmmm, bad day?
i dont think anyone on this thread has said a musician needs to write a likeable classic every time....people are just offering their views. i love kate bush but i'm happy to accept that there are some, who whilst they admire her, dont love/like all her music...swings and roundabouts me thinks!

regards

Me thinks you got me wrong again...

I think you are repeating me...

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Old 15-11-2008, 21:38
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Indeed. She has produced a few tracks that I think are rather poor, particularly on the first CD of Aerial (but the 2nd CD more than makes up for the weaknesses of the first CD).
Yeah, Aerial is a mixed bag. Theres some truely great stuff on there and theres some stuff on there that truly grates.
When I heard Kate was pregnant I feared her work would turn 'mummsy' and sure enough the song Bertie was proof of that. I read a comment from someone who said that Bertie would be explaining that song to a shrink in 20 years time.

I do love KB but the past 2 albums have really not being up to her usual standard IMO.
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Old 15-11-2008, 22:59
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So three years, time for a new album?
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Old 16-11-2008, 13:08
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So three years, time for a new album?
LOL, add another nine years to that.
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Old 16-11-2008, 14:37
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Am I the only person on earth who loves The Red Shoes album? I think it's absolute quality.
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Old 16-11-2008, 14:58
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no adore the red shoes - for me she hasnt made a bad album - lionheart is now 30 YEARS OLD and still sounds vibrant everytime i play it.

3 years since Aerial...bloody heck!
come on EMI lets remaster her back catalogue!!
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Old 16-11-2008, 16:10
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Me thinks you got me wrong again...

I think you are repeating me...

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ok...lets agree that kb is class
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Old 16-11-2008, 16:12
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Am I the only person on earth who loves The Red Shoes album? I think it's absolute quality.
not at all....probably the popiest thing she's done, but its great to my ears.
i loved moments of pleasure and lily from that album!
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Old 16-11-2008, 16:25
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This woman's work is Kate at her best....she was always head and shoulders above another other British female artist of this genre but she is prone to strange sounding vocals at times.
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Old 16-11-2008, 16:51
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no adore the red shoes - for me she hasnt made a bad album - lionheart is now 30 YEARS OLD and still sounds vibrant everytime i play it.

3 years since Aerial...bloody heck!
come on EMI lets remaster her back catalogue!!
Not sure if the albums were remastered but they were all re-released around 3 years ago with stylish sleeves that were miniatures of the old LP sleeves - they were rather lovely. I know Hounds Of Love was given the remaster treatment out 8 years ago and included the b-sides from that album.
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