Header

DIRECTOR'S CUT

Kate Bush

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Kate Bush Director's Cut album cover
2.65 | 47 ratings | 3 reviews | 4% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy KATE BUSH Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Flower Of The Mountain (5:15)
2. Song Of Solomon (4:44)
3. Lily (4:04)
4. Deeper Understanding (6:33)
5. The Red Shoes (4:58)
6. This Woman's Work (6:29)
7. Moments of Pleasure (6:31)
8. Never Be Mine (5:05)
9. Top Of The City (4:23)
10. And So Is Love (4:20)
11. Rubberband Girl (4:36)

Discs 2 and 3 are reissues of The Sensual World and The Red Shoes (remastered)

Lyrics

Search KATE BUSH Director's Cut lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search KATE BUSH Director's Cut tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- Kate Bush / vocals, keyboards
- Eric Clapton / guitars
- Gary Brooker / vocals
- Lenny Henry / vocals
- Jeff Beck / guitar
- Prince / guitar, vocals
- Charlie Morgan / drums
- Stuart Elliott / drums
- Alan Murphy / guitars
- David Gilmour / guitars
- Del Palmer / bass, percussion, rhythm guitar
- Mick Karn / bass
- John Giblin / bass
- Eberhard Weber / bass
- Michael Kamen / orchestral & string arrangements
- Nigel Kennedy / violin
- Jonathan Williams / cello
- Alan Stivell / celtic harp, backing vocals
- Davey Spillane / uillean pipes, whistles
- Donal Lunny / bouzouki
- John Sheahan / fiddle
- Paddy Bush / whips, valiha, mandolin, tupan, backing vocals
- The Trio Bulgarka / vocals

Releases information

FPCDX001 (3 disc version)

Thanks to chopper for the addition
Edit this entry

KATE BUSH MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy KATE BUSH Director's Cut Music


Hounds of LoveHounds of Love
Import
Emi 2011
Audio CD$6.52
$5.90 (used)
The Kick InsideThe Kick Inside
Parlophone 1997
Audio CD$6.33
$0.59 (used)
Never For EverNever For Ever
Parlophone 1990
Audio CD$2.99
$2.00 (used)
The Sensual WorldThe Sensual World
SBME SPECIAL MKTS. 2008
Audio CD$2.85
$0.69 (used)
The DreamingThe Dreaming
Import
Fish People 2011
Audio CD$6.09
$10.08 (used)
LionheartLionheart
Parlophone 1990
Audio CD$4.95
$0.14 (used)
50 Words For Snow50 Words For Snow
ANTI Records 2011
Audio CD$10.78
$2.02 (used)
AerialAerial
Sony Legacy 2010
Audio CD$10.95
$7.99 (used)
Director's CutDirector's Cut
Import · Limited Edition · Remastered
Fish People 2011
Audio CD$11.71
$7.03 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Kate Bush Interview limited edition PICTURE CD US $14.99 Buy It Now 49m 38s
Kate Bush Lionheart cd US $8.99 Buy It Now 49m 41s
KATE BUSH: WUTHERING HEIGHTS + KITE, SPAIN RARE ISSUE WITHOUT TRANSLATION TITLE US $20.00 [1 bids]
53m 44s
KATE BUSH: ON STAGE, THEM HEAVY PEOPLE +3, SPAIN PROMO STICKER ON LABEL US $20.00 [1 bids]
1h 8m
KATE BUSH--Hounds Of Love/ Jig Of Life/ The Handsome Cabin Boy-Import 12" Single US $12.99 Buy It Now 1h 58m
KATE BUSH - ARMY DREAMERS 7" VINYL US $8.48 Buy It Now 2h 44m
KATE BUSH - BREATHING 7" VINYL PS US $9.33 Buy It Now 2h 44m
KATE BUSH - EXPERIMENT IV 7" VINYL PS US $9.33 Buy It Now 2h 44m
KATE BUSH - RUBBERBAND GIRL 7" JUKEBOX PROMO US $7.63 Buy It Now 2h 45m
KATE BUSH - SAT IN YOUR LAP 7" VINYL PS US $8.48 Buy It Now 2h 45m
KATE BUSH - SAT IN YOUR LAP 7" VINYL PS US $7.63 Buy It Now 2h 45m
KATE BUSH - THE SENSUAL WORLD 7" VINYL PS US $7.63 Buy It Now 2h 45m
KATE BUSH The Sensual World JAPAN CD 1989 3000YEN PROMO US $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 57m
Kate Bush "Babooshka" Classic Hit Oz 7" US $7.52 Buy It Now 3h 14m
Kate Bush(7" Vinyl)The Sensual World / Walk Straight Down The Middle-VG/VG US $5.08 Buy It Now 3h 17m
Kate Bush(7" Vinyl)Man With The Child In His Eyes-VG/VG US $5.08 Buy It Now 3h 17m
Kate Bush Hounds of Love 180g LP Audio Fidelity PURPLE MARBLED COLORED VINYL NEW US $49.99 Buy It Now 3h 48m
Kate Bush - The Whole Story - Greatest Hits (CD 1986) NEW/SEALED US $16.97 Buy It Now 4h 3m
KATE BUSH " SAT IN YOUR LAP " 7" SINGLE PIC SLEEVE 1981 US $4.23 Buy It Now 4h 11m
KATE BUSH On Stage EP US $6.80 Buy It Now 4h 15m
Kate Bush - Moving - Man With The Child - Polish SP US $11.00 Buy It Now 4h 26m
KATE BUSH -- The Dreaming -- 1982 LP release US $7.00 Buy It Now 4h 45m
KATE BUSH THE RED SHOES JAPAN MINI LP CD OBI NEW SEALED F9746 US $5.99 [0 bids]
4h 50m
Kate Bush Album Cover Great New T Shirt US $21.25 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Felicity - Soundtrack CD Sarah McLachlan Neil Finn Ivy Peter Gabriel Kate Bush US $4.99 Buy It Now 5h 8m
Kate Bush - Aerial - music cd album X 2 US $8.42 Buy It Now 5h 26m
Kate Bush : The Dreaming drawer box for Japan mini lp cds US $49.99 [0 bids]
6h 15m
KATE BUSH - Rocket Man - Rare UK 1-Sided 7" Promo US $45.88 Buy It Now 6h 27m
KATE BUSH " THE WHOLE STORY " RARE ORIGINAL GREEK SEALED POP-ROCK LP 1986 US $24.99 [0 bids]
6h 41m
KATE BUSH "EXPERIMENT IV" 45 PS US $4.49 [0 bids]
6h 48m
READERS DIGEST YOUR TOP 100 5 CD BOX SET ANIMALS KATE BUSH JIM REEVES QUO US $13.60 Buy It Now 6h 50m
KATE BUSH scarce UK 7" with Larry Adler, THE MAN I LOVE1994 on Mercury US $15.00 Buy It Now 6h 59m
Kate Bush Aerial CD -UK US $2.00 [0 bids]
7h 32m
KATE BUSH - SUSPENDED IN GAFFA - German 7" with blank A-side label US $49.00 [0 bids]
7h 48m
Sensual World Kate Bush MUSIC CD US $6.54 Buy It Now 8h 27m
Kate Bush Conversation Disc Series US $35.00 Buy It Now 8h 32m
KATE BUSH THEM HEAVY PEOPLE / DON'T PUSH YOUR FOOT ON THE HEARTBRAKE demo ex- US $10.20 Buy It Now 9h 10m
KATE BUSH - THE DREAMING - THREE DUTCH 7" SINGLES US $59.00 [0 bids]
9h 40m
KATE BUSH HOUNDS OF LOVE / THE HANDSOME CABIN BOY emi / kb3 US $11.05 Buy It Now 9h 44m
1978 Canadian STAO-6456 - Kate Bush - Lionheart US $20.00 Buy It Now 10h 7m
KATE BUSH -THE WHOLE STORY -12 TRACK CD -1986 -FREE FASTPOST US $14.26 Buy It Now 10h 34m
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up 12" EP PGS-212 US $6.99 Buy It Now 10h 52m
KATE BUSH 'Wuthering Heights' 1977 French 7"/45 rpm vinyl single US $6.78 [0 bids]
11h 4m
The Whole Story by Kate Bush (CD, Nov-1986, EMI Music Distribution) US $3.00 [0 bids]
11h 10m
KATE BUSH The Whole Story (Gatefold) EMI 1986 UK press US $15.28 Buy It Now 11h 23m
Kate Bush-December Will Be Magic 7" German P/S 1980 US $11.88 Buy It Now 11h 52m
Various Kate Bush Peter Gabriel Erasure - Secret Policeman's Third Ball LP VG US $5.90 Buy It Now 12h 18m
KATE BUSH LIONHEART (Import) EXC US $6.00 [1 bids]
12h 22m
KATE BUSH Babooshka New Zealand 45 1980 US $9.99 [0 bids]
12h 23m
KATE BUSH Wuthering Heights New Zealand 45 1977 US $9.99 [0 bids]
12h 26m
KATE BUSH the red shoes JAPAN CD TOCP-7947 W/OBI 1993 US $18.99 Buy It Now 12h 26m
KATE BUSH Hammer Horror New Zealand 45 1978 US $9.99 [0 bids]
12h 28m
KATE BUSH - **RUSSIAN BLUE FEXI** - "Babooshka" - 7" Blue Vinyl Flexi - RARE !!! US $42.20 [0 bids]
US $100.00 Buy It Now
12h 34m
KATE BUSH---LIONHEART US $5.00 [0 bids]
13h
The Pretenders 2000 Miles UK 7" Stone Roses Suede Oasis Blur Clash Kate Bush US $0.99 [0 bids]
13h 18m
The Eurythmics 1984 UK LP Kate Bush Bjork Duran Duran Depeche Mode US $0.99 [0 bids]
13h 43m
Kate Bush: The Sensual World (New Cassette) US $15.00 Buy It Now 13h 45m
KATE BUSH "NM WAX" Lionheart EMA787 LP AD5507 US $4.99 [0 bids]
14h
Various - The Prince's Trust Collection CASSETTE x 2 1985 Kate Bush - Jimmy Page US $11.54 Buy It Now 14h 23m
Kate Bush LP Hounds Of Me # PROMO US $50.00 Buy It Now 14h 27m
KATE BUSH The Whole Story 1986 Limited Edition Mini LP CD JAPAN NEW B6003 US $9.90 [0 bids]
14h 32m
PETER GABRIEL (GENESIS)-SO-200 GRAM CLASSIC RECORDS-KATE BUSH-SEALED -LP US $181.00 [0 bids]
15h 3m
Kate Bush Rare Brazil Single PS 7" Babooshka 1980 33 rpm VG US $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 31m
FERRY AID 1980s POP P/S 45 " LET IT BE " Boy George Mark Knopfler Kate Bush US $3.29 Buy It Now 15h 48m
KATE BUSH - THE KICK INSIDE - NEW CD US $8.30 Buy It Now 16h 5m
Kate bush the big sky b/w not this time 7"picture disc uk US $6.99 [0 bids]
16h 24m
Kate bush babooshka emi uk 5085 7" single US $0.99 [0 bids]
16h 33m
RELAX & UNWIND 2 - ft. KATE BUSH, TEXAS, CAT POWER, BROOKE FRASER (2CD) $3 SHIP US $15.90 Buy It Now 16h 49m
KATE BUSH UK 7" picture disc 45 THIS WOMAN'S WORK, 1989 US $12.60 Buy It Now 16h 57m
Kate Bush The Kick Inside EMI America LP Vinyl SW-17003 US $12.99 Buy It Now 16h 58m
KATE BUSH Running Up That Hill EMI 1975 First UK Pressing Picture Sleeve US $4.99 [0 bids]
17h 10m
KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUT [KATE BUSH] - NEW CD US $3.97 Buy It Now 17h 14m
KATE BUSH Aerial JAPAN DIGI 2 CD OBI SEALED 2005 PROMO US $49.99 Buy It Now 17h 39m
KATE BUSH - LIONHEART [KATE BUSH] [077774606523] - NEW CD US $8.55 Buy It Now 18h 9m
Rubberband Girl [#2] [Maxi Single] by Kate Bush (CD) US $9.99 Buy It Now 18h 53m
100% Hits Volume 10 Various CD Pet Shop Boys Kate Bush INXS Meat Loaf Radiohead US $9.40 Buy It Now 19h 6m
The Red Shoes by Kate Bush (CD, Oct-1993, Columbia (USA)) US $3.99 [0 bids]
19h 6m
cd B2 VARIOUS MIXING IN ACTION ( Freddie Mercury Kate Bush Haddaway Duran Duran US $20.79 Buy It Now 19h 41m
The Sensual World by Kate Bush (CD, Oct-1989, Columbia (USA)) US $0.99 [0 bids]
20h 22m
KATE BUSH-BABOOSHKA-JAPAN ISSUE 7" iii US $59.99 Buy It Now 22h 42m
KATE BUSH 7" PS Japan RUNNING UP THAT HILL s1222 US $18.00 Buy It Now 22h 44m
KATE BUSH - SAT IN YOUR LAP Very rare 1981 french P/S Single Release! US $7.52 Buy It Now 23h 17m
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love 2011 (NEW CD) US $11.46 Buy It Now 1 day
Kate Bush - The Dreaming 2011 (NEW CD) US $11.46 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH 'Hounds Of Love' Limited Edition Marbled Colour 180g Vinyl LP NEW US $37.61 Buy It Now 1 day
Kate Bush Aerial Double Us cd US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Kate Bush - The Red Shoes - UK CD album 1993 US $10.18 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH, SAT IN YOUR LAP /LORD OF THE REEDY RIVER-UK EMI 5201-7" 1981 US $2.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Kate Bush - Aerial - UK CD album 2005 US $15.28 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH - Man With The Child In His Eyes - 1978 UK 7" vinyl single US $13.58 Buy It Now 1 day
1980 Kate Bush LP Never For Ever EMI America ?ST-17115 EX/VG+ Gold Stamp PROMO US $28.25 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF T5) US $11.88 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH UK promo CD single, AND SO IS LOVE, 1994 rarity US $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH man with the child in his eyes 7" WS EX/ 038 uk emi EMI 2806 US $11.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Kate Bush 'The Sensual World' Cassette Album (1989) US $1.68 [0 bids]
1 day
'COMMON GROUND'~V.Rare CD PROMO SAMPLER 1996~KATE BUSH~U2~SINEAD~CROWDED HOUSE US $50.98 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH THE WHOLE STORY RARE UNIQUE ISRAELI CASSETTE HEBREW COVER US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH - ON STAGE (EP) 7" 79 VG US $1.67 [0 bids]
1 day
KATE BUSH 50 Words for Snow CD NEW & SEALED US $11.82 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE BUSH - "The Sensual World" - Canada PICTURE CD w/ Longbox !!! - MINT - RARE US $160.00 [0 bids]
US $325.00 Buy It Now
1 day

More places to buy KATE BUSH music online Buy KATE BUSH & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for KATE BUSH DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

KATE BUSH Director's Cut ratings distribution


2.65
(47 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(4%)
4%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(23%)
23%
Good, but non-essential (28%)
28%
Collectors/fans only (26%)
26%
Poor. Only for completionists (19%)
19%

KATE BUSH Director's Cut reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars KB has maintained that some of the originals were not how she wanted them to be. And now with the recording license to revisit them in one form or another, she demonstrates a new found level of creativity as shown on Aerial and Director's Cut makes for an excellent listening experience. Sure the songs have all been done before but she has stripped them back to an almost minimalist point, and succeeds in every way. " Flower Of the Mountain" probably the highlight and remake of " Sensual World" What a lyricist and such a seductive script. Nice to revisit in a new mould. " Lily" possibly the most up tempo track on the album but there are other gems like the simplistic " Deeper Understanding" and one of my personal favourites " Red Shoes" Her remake of " Rubber Band Girl" seems much better than the original. Where we so often these days find many established artists doing cover versions of other artists and climbing on the orchestral band wagon and singing in vineyards, Kate Bush revisits her own tapestry of sounds and does a damn fine job too. Highly recommended. Notwithstanding a jaw dropping musician guest list too.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Chris S (BETA) | Report this review (#469849) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Completely pointless musical revisionism

Kate Bush released two albums in 2011, one perhaps a masterpiece and the other completely unnecessary. Lest you mistake me for a Kate-hater nothing could be further from the truth. I love Kate, I love "50 Words" and I adore most of her catalog. But when she drops the ball (Aerial and Sensual World), she really drops it. "Directors Cut" joins those two clunkers at the very bottom of the Kate discog. It was a great purchase for one reason however: playing it over and over along with Red Shoes and Sensual World to make the necessary comparisons, I realized just how good the original Red Shoes really is. It's head and shoulders above Aerial, Sensual, and even side one of Hounds. The songs are passionate and emotional with great hooks and intense construction. I'm astonished that my fellow reviewers have made Red Shoes the lowest rated Bush work, I can't imagine how they arrive at that conclusion.

I'm not sure why Kate felt the need to do this but apparently the mission was to rework the songs with a flat, lifeless production and vocals that have lost their urgency and vigor, occasionally even coming across as indifferent. Look to the "every old sock" line as an example. On the original she shares an incredibly intimate moment, her voice cracks just a bit, she becomes conversational with the listener ("ain't that a great saying") and it feels very special and genuine. The reworking is so much less potent that she doesn't even bother finishing it. There are several moments like that which go beyond just the conscious attempt to break down the tracks to something slower. But the major criticism is that the flat, middle-aged Starbucks lunch time crowd treatments do not drive Kate to the passionate deliveries of the original. It's quite similar to when Natalie Merchant attempts her "mature" live renditions of songs that were vein-busting passionate with her rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Neutering passionate songs to the point where they can be used for wedding jewelry commercials makes me want to claw my eyes out. But at least Merchant was doing it live, to bother with going through this exercise for a studio recreation is baffling.

Say what you want about the Red Shoes "big 90s" production that is so often decried, the fact is that production pushed Kate's vocals and pumped big time vigor into the songs, while also allowing the soft side when they would fall away to piano. It worked and it worked superbly. So this is why I'm mystified with the flat Director's Cut reworkings. Yeah, the increased depth given to some of the background vocals are nice, but any improvements I hear are on the superficial level. When it comes to the beef which is the impact of song on listener, there is nothing more passionate, poignant, or interesting being offered up. Middle-aged Kate can't beat younger Kate at her own game and she shouldn't try, she can't make the emotions and pain more moving now than they were as she was experiencing them. There's also a certain general arrogance to the whole notion of the artist believing they should revise or discredit their past work (ala the Floyd boys thrashings of their early work, which is fantastic!) Bush should not have fretted her old albums, rather, the amazing 50 Words for Snow proves she should be looking forward.

For fans only, Directors Cut should be the very last Kate Bush album you acquire.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Finnforest (BETA) | Report this review (#615582) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, January 22, 2012

Latest members reviews

1 stars After the masterpieces "The Dreaming" and "Hounds Of Love" Kate turned into a more "feminist" approach to her music which probably interested some fans but not this one here. So we listened to "Sensual World" and "Red Shoes" and moved on. Now, in 2011 Kate revisits some of the songs from these ... (read more)

Report this review (#450553) | Posted by Lemmings | Saturday, May 21, 2011 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of KATE BUSH "Director's Cut"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.30 seconds