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Poll Question: Which of Kate Bush's 2 epic suites do you prefer?
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    Posted: March 02 2018 at 17:57
Kate Bush has only written 2 big prog epics, and both are vastly different from each other. The Ninth Wave is more eclectic and varied, while An Endless Sky of Honey is more relaxed and ambient; both are quite interesting musical journeys and worth checking out if by chance you haven't heard them yet. I personally prefer The Ninth Wave, it's always been one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. Which one is your favorite?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 18:05
I went with Aerial.  I adore Hounds of Love too, but listening to Aerial (and in particular Sky of Honey) was pretty mind-blowing for me, having had to wait so long for a new release from her - not knowing, even, if there ever would be another release.

Very few pieces of music bring tears to my eyes, but listening to disc 2 of Aerial, from start to finish, will do it to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 18:10
The Ninth Wave for me; it's just more dramatic and exciting. Although I like Sky of Honey, too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 18:58
Only know the Ninth Wave, but the ending (The Morning Fog) is one of my fave Kate songs ever Heart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 21:48
I could never get into her music, no matter how much I tried.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 22:56
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

I could never get into her music, no matter how much I tried.
Me too, tbh
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2018 at 23:55
Absolutely Ninth Wave! And "Before the Dawn"-version is even better, it┤s also longer than original (Kate added great spoken parts into it, as she says it┤s now kind of radio-thriller!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 04:29
The Ninth Wave
"...and the man in the mirror has sad eyes..."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 04:46
Hounds Of Love is one of my favourite albums. Genius at work. The Ninth Wave is superb. Aerial is my third favourite by her (The Dreaming in second). Well worth the 13 year wait (or whatever it was) but pitting it against HOL is not a fair fight!.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 05:00
Both are excellent, but Ninth Wave is incredible.
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 14:58
There is?
"It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon [?] it." - Eno
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 18:56
Ninth Wave but love both.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2018 at 02:11
Ninth Wave

Lying on the hill; crawling over the windowsill into your...living room...
"What is Prog?"-verslibre
Mellotron or GTFO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2018 at 22:59
No contest really, The Ninth Wave.
 
Sky of Honey is much improved in the live album version but still not up to the epic standards of The Ninth Wave.
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