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THE RED SHOES

Kate Bush

 

Crossover Prog

2.74 | 161 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars Starts strongly by very mid 80's sounding song and quite catchy melody "Rubberband girl" - it could actually be as well come from Madonna. The rest of the album is more reflective and has greater depth while not immediately always accessible. There are fewer proggy elements than on previous albums.

"And so is love" has a nice modern Hammond organ in the background with Claptonesque guitar solo. As usual, also on this album, Bush absorbs worldbeat elements such as the African "Eat the music".

"Moments of pleasure" is an excellent aching ballad with emotional vocals and strong piano. "The song of Solomon" reminds of late 70's Bush because of focus on vocals and piano. Celtic influences are reflected in the title track, it also has an interesting drum beat.

"Why should I love you" is probably the most known and catchy track together with "Rubberband girl", it features muscular bass guitar and creative guitar.

Overall, it is another fine album by Kate Bush.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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