Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Kate Bush

Crossover Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Kate Bush Experiment IV album cover
3.78 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Write a review

from partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Experiment IV - UK 7"
2. Wuthering Heights (New Vocal) - UK 7"
3. Experiment IV (12" Mix) - UK 12"
4. Wuthering Heights (New Vocal) - UK 12"
5. December Will Be Magic Again - UK 12"

Line-up / Musicians

Releases information

"Experiment IV" was released as a single on 27 October 1986, prior to the greatest hits album The Whole Story.

Thanks to Matti for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy KATE BUSH Experiment IV Music

More places to buy KATE BUSH music online

KATE BUSH Experiment IV ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)

KATE BUSH Experiment IV reviews

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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Matti
4 stars (Most of Kate's singles are still missing here...) My relationship with Kate Bush music started with Hounds Of Love cassette in 1985, which was soon followed by many vinyls in a short time. The Whole Story compilation may have been among my first five vinyls altogether in 1986. It included two new tracks, 'Experiment IV' and the new version of 'Wuthering Heights' - both featured in this single.

'Experiment IV' is a very exciting sinister song which had a great video too. The strong beat deliberately has a military vibe, as the song tells of a secret military project to invent a sonic weapon. Gosh, I wish to get it onto CD because it still gives me shivers down the spine. The tight, crisp sound is not far from Hounds Of Love album, wonderfully produced by Kate herself. The song has an amazing feeling of "we are going too far", a sense of danger, but there's a siren-like beauty too. Vocals are faultless. Actually it's among her greatest songs measured by emotional impact.

'Wuthering Heights' 1986 may divide opinions among fans: why modernize her famous breakthrough song? But I appreciate this version too. The difference is very big, both in arrangement (much more kick here than in 1977) and in vocals. Kate seems to give her all, and things almost get too big - and overproduced. But not quite!

12" maxi-single includes also the Christmas song 'December Will Be Magic Again'. Sadly I have never heard it properly, just once from a radio missing the two thirds of the song... It seemed just fine.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of KATE BUSH "Experiment IV"

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


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).

Forum user
Forum password

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

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.