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Kate Bush


Crossover Prog

3.96 | 253 ratings

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4 stars Kate's third album is another tour de force, maintaining the piano based pop magic of the previous albums but growing an arm and a leg in arranging the material.

Babooska is a delightful opener, great fretless bass and a number of sound effects reveal Kate's search for more sophisticated arrangements. Delius takes further steps into more experimental territory, playing with vocals, keyboards and drum computer. The result is magical. Blow Away is a delightful ballad that sticks closer to the style of the previous albums. All We Ever Look For is more adventurous again, featuring a whistled main theme and a few nods to Pink Floyd. Also Egypt has a spacey Floyd feel. It ended the perfect A-side of the original vinyl release.

The B-side is more uneven, The Wedding List is a charming small musical drama with a somehow unremarkable chorus. Violin is a fun punk tune with a funny lyrical reference to Siouxsie and the Banshees. It's clearly not Kate's specialty, it's too cute really. The Infant Kiss / Night-Scented / Army Dreamers is a wonderful suite of short romantic charm and beauty, the highpoint of the album. Breathing is a competent piece of music that shows the more proggy side of Kate.

Never For Ever is an excellent album with great compositions and interesting arrangements. A solid 4 stars.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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