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Numerous Kate Bush Albums Recently Remastered & Reissued As LPs/CDs + As Part of New Box Sets - Includes “Hounds Of Love”

Posted by Billyjam, December 5, 2018 05:15am | Post a Comment

Over the past few weeks much of the rich back catalog of iconic UK singer/songwriter/musician Kate Bush has been remastered and reissued by Parlophone and Rhino in both LP and CD as well as in newly assembled CD and LP box sets. Found on the first page of Amoeba’s online store Kate Bush section [some limited to one per customer] these include the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set]  which includes Hounds of Love LP, The Sensual World LP and The Red Shoes 2LP,  and the 7CD box set Remastered Part I which includes the albums The Kick Inside, Lionheart, Never For Ever, The Dreaming, The Red Shoes, The Sensual World and Hounds of Love. The latter Bush album (contained on both of these CD and LP box sets) has also been recently remastered and reissued as Hounds of Love LP and Hounds Of Love CD and is worthy of being in every music collection; it's that amazing an album!


Routinely referred to by the term "musical genius" Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love CD is proof of her being deserving of such high praise. The self-produced album, for which she specifically built a recording studio near her home, took a full year to make. A number one charting album in 1985 upon its release and with a string of hit singles on the UK pop charts (“Running Up That Hill” “Cloudbursting”  “Hounds Of Love” “The Big Sky” - see music videos below) the album, like Bush as singer/musician/producer, transcends mere pop music. With Bush's unique commanding dramatic soprano vocal range, including overdubs of her in varying octaves, plus the wide array of instrumentation throughout  the album, from synths and strings to the traditional Irish uilleann pipes and bodhran drums, the album has as much in common with classical or Celtic as it does with pop or rock!

Hounds Of Love is other worldly, ethereal, and cinematic music that transcends any one genre. It is one of those welcome rarities in modern popular music that crafts a distinctive deep mood and feeling. It’s an album that, even if you did not understand the English lyrics, you could still enjoy it by feeling the powerful emotion of Bush’s voice in its multiple octave splendor and effortlessly interwoven with the album's pitch perfect complimentary instrumentation.

A prime example is the spiritually uplifting album song “Cloudbursting” with Bush singing over a military like beat that, “I just know that something good is gonna happen.” On the title track Bush gloriously sings how, “Every time it rains you’re here in my head." God, rain and wind are among the universal topics embraced by Bush on the album that, along with all its feelings of positivity and uplifting, also possesses an undeniable underlying feeling of melancholy and sadness.  That somber feeling is something you often hear diehard fans of the artist cite as a key part of Kate Bush’s allure because it’s like life itself and its many intricacies. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” is not just about running up a hill but is about the power dynamics of a relationship.

“Running Up That Hill” along with the other singles “Hounds of Love,” “The Big Sky,” and “Cloudbursting” plus the song “Mother Stands for Comfort” all appeared on Side A of Hounds Of Love while  the album's B Side, which was dubbed "The Ninth Wave" contained the songs "Waking the Witch,"  "Watching You Without Me," "Jig of Life,"  "Hello Earth," "The Morning Fog," "And Dream of Sheep," and "Under Ice." On the newly reissued versions of the album the latter two songs now appear on Side A.  Below are the music videos for the Hounds Of Love singles; "Cloudbursting," "Running Up That Hill," "The Big Sky" and "Hounds Of Love" all found on Hounds Of Love CD Hounds of Love LP7CD box set Remastered Part I and the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set].


Kate Bush “Cloudbursting” from Hounds Of Love CD Hounds of Love LP7CD box set Remastered Part I and the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set]

Kate Bush “Hounds Of Love” from Hounds Of Love CD Hounds of Love LP7CD box set Remastered Part I and the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set]

Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” from Hounds Of Love CD Hounds of Love LP7CD box set Remastered Part I and the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set]



Kate Bush "The Big Sky" from 
Hounds Of Love CD Hounds of Love LP7CD box set Remastered Part I and the 4LP Remastered In Vinyl II [Box Set]

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