Hounds of Love
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HOUNDS OF LOVE breaks into two distinctly separate yet stylistically similar parts, and it is a tribute to Bush's talents that she was able to unify these portions in such a way as to make them obviously different in content without making them feel separate in tone. The first half of the recording-"Running Up That Hill," "Hounds of Love," "Big Sky," "Mother Stands For Comfort," and "Cloudbusting"-are at once independent of each other yet distinctly of the same album, raveling the same musical and lyrical thread. The second half-"And Dream of Sheep," "Under Ice," "Waking the Witch," "Watching You Without Me," "Jig of Life," and "Hello Earth"-are more in the line of a single recording from which the individual titles cannot be easily separated.Read more ›
Then there is the second side, "The Ninth Wave.Read more ›
The first half, Hounds Of Love, is basically most of the singles. "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" It's that chorus, where's she's "runnin' up that road/runnin' up that hill/with no problem", which makes me wonder what the angels Damiel and Cassiel from Wings Of Desire would think. Would Kate accept a compromise trade, where she would trade places and become an angel instead of God?
"The Big Sky" is a big yes to all those introspective, inwardly directed "extraterrestrial" cloudgazers who say, "that cloud looks like such and such" instead of literalists who say "that cloud looks like a bunch of suspended rain and ice particles." I always liked Kate because she was in her own Bush universe and who cares if no one understood her songs?
"Cloudbusting" is my favorite single from here, especially with its regimental rhythms of the synthesizers.
It is the Ninth Wave portion of this album that is intriguing. The series of seven songs portray the saga of a drowning woman. Now, how she manages the transition from the insomniac state of "And Dream Of Sheep" to "Under Ice", I'm not sure. Presumably, the radio doesn't help, so she goes outside to skate in order to work herself to a goodnight's sleep.
The action happens in "Under Ice", which begins with her skating, "cutting lines in the ice", spitting snow. In the last verse, she sings of something trying to come up, and guess what?Read more ›
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After her first three albums, Kate bush changed direction and made the weirder and more ambitious The Dreaming, complete with the star vocalist, on one track, doing an impression... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Troy Parfitt
Kate Bush's best albums are The Dreaming and Hounds of Love.Published 5 months ago by Paul Glanville
One of the best Kate Bush cd's she has done. Each song will make you want more.Published 8 months ago by Lynn McDaniel
Great production sounds. Pretty poor songwriting. But nevertheless, an entertaining listen. Couple rich bonus tracks too!Published 9 months ago by A. Eagon
I have always enjoyed Kate Bush and will probably get more of her music..Published 10 months ago by laban mcmullen