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50 Words For Snow
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You should listen to this album as an album: snow is a subtle, fragile, beautiful and often deadly substance. As we move into the songs we are guided through landscapes of beauty, death, absence, mystery, unification, humor and joy. Each song tells a story, yet all are united through Kate's unique musical approach. As one interviewer joked with her, "They won't be singing THESE songs on the X Factor." No indeed. 50WFS is in another class entirely. You likely won't get it on the first listen, and you may not get it on the third or fourth. But keep listening and the songs will open up, you'll begin to understand the great artistry at work here. Then your heart, too, will be caught up.
Only Kate has the mastery to take something as trivialized in popular culture as the Yeti and return to it the full mystery and elusiveness of the being that the lamas claim is a god.Read more ›
She first burst into public view as a teenager in 1978 with her hit single "Wuthering Heights" and debut album The Kick inside. It was then - and remains today - difficult to comprehend that a work so accomplished, so fully realised (and at times, so deeply personal and confronting) could have been produced by a precocious 19 year old.
The 1980s would prove to be challenging decade for many artists who thrived in the 70s. But Bush flourished, producing a peerless trilogy of boldly experimental and startlingly beautiful albums: The Dreaming (1982); Hounds of Love (1985) and The Sensual World (1989). While the 1990s would prove to be more difficult for Bush artistically (and in some respects personally), after a 12 year absence, she returned in 2005 triumphantly, and at the peak of her powers, with the release of the ambitious double album Aerial.
And now, in another new decade, Kate Bush has, for the first time since 1978, rewarded her patient admirers with two new releases. It is probably fair to say that the first of these two, Director's Cut - which featured reworked material from two earlier albums - confused, and divided her very passionate fans in a way that none of her earlier releases had.
However, there is every reason to believe that 50 Words For Snow will come to be viewed as yet another startling triumph. Apart perhaps from the first single, "Wild Man", 50 Words, bears little discernable relationship sonically to anything she has produced before. Its lengthy tracks (only 7 songs over a 65 minute playing time) are linked by the snowy theme.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this CD. It reminds me of the animated movie “The Snowman”. Atmospheric and peaceful like a gentle snowfall. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tadmor
First off, let me state that I am definitely a fan of Kate Bush. She's made lots of riveting music, and I think her last great (but somewhat flawed) album was 1993's "The Red... Read morePublished 9 months ago by JohnK
I'm reading the reviews for this album and can't get over the unabashed, how shall one say, adoration so many people have for Kate Bush, regardless of what she releases. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gersander
Excellent double LP, and my copy came in 180 gram vinyl, gatefold, with a lyric book, and a CD copy of the album for $20.00 plus tax. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Steverie
Kate is a real artist....p.s. it's great that it comes with cd versionPublished 12 months ago by Bernard327