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« on: October 09, 2018, 09:30:38 AM »

http://katebush.com/news/album-remasters-and-rare-tracks
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 10:54:25 AM »

I am slightly irritated by this. Partly because it is yet another set of deluxe boxed sets in an already overcrowded season but mostly because the only way to get the rare stuff on CD is to buy the box which includes six discs which I have perfectly reasonable copies of already (the three most recent albums), whereas they are a stand alone release on vinyl.  Angry
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 11:32:10 AM »

Does the vinyl come with a download/CD?
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 11:56:13 AM »

Even for the wonderful Kate, it's not worth it, really.
I've got all the albums on CD too, and up to and including Hounds Of Love on vinyl, and had the same problem with the previous This Woman's Work box, which came out between The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, and included two discs of rarities :

This Woman's Work Volume One

7-1 The Empty Bullring 2:16

7-2 Ran Tan Waltz 2:41

7-3 Passing Through Air 2:05

7-4 December Will Be Magic Again 4:51

7-5 Warm And Soothing 2:43

7-6 Lord Of The Reedy River 2:42

7-7 Ne T'en Fui Pas 2:33

7-8 Un Baiser D'Enfant 3:02

7-9 Under The Ivy 2:10

7-10 Burning Bridge 4:42

7-11 My Lagan Love 2:30

7-12 The Handsome Cabin Boy 3:12

7-13 Not This Time 3:40

7-14 Walk Straight Down The Middle 3:50

7-15 Be Kind To My Mistakes 3:03



This Woman's Work Volume Two

8-1 I'm Still Waiting 4:28

8-2 Ken 3:49

8-3 One Last Look Around The House Before We Go... 1:04

8-4 Wuthering Heights (New Vocal) 4:58

8-5 Experiment IV 4:22

8-6 Them Heavy People (Live) 4:08

8-7 Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake (Live) 3:39

8-8 James And The Cold Gun (Live) 6:25

8-9 L'amour Looks Something Like You (Live) 2:44

8-10 Running Up That Hill 5:46

8-11 Cloudbusting (The Organon Mix) 6:33

8-12 Hounds Of Love (Alternative) 3:48

8-13 The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix) 7:45

8-14 Experiment IV (12" Mix) 6:37

I already had a lot of those tracks on vinyl singles, and the CD albums were the exact same ones I already had, so I gave it a miss then, and I'll give it a miss this time, because looking at that track listing now, I can't see myself ever thinking 'I must listen to the Organon mix of Cloudbusting when I get home' after a long night at work. Remastered or not. Even if the rarities were released as a stand alone 2 disc set. (Sorry Kate, still love you, though.xx) †Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 12:08:39 PM »


Does the vinyl come with a download/CD?


Nothing to indicate that so far. I am very much doubting a CD but hopeful for a download code. I have provisionally ordered vinyl box set 4 on that basis but may yet change my mind.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 02:08:16 PM »

Annoyingly, some b-sides are missing anyway. The albums are being released separately so I think I'll get one at a time and stop when it gets to The Red Shoes.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »

Prices out a lot of fans
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 12:31:50 AM »


Prices out a lot of fans


Same with concert tickets now.  It's all about getting the well-heeled, middle-aged middle classes to cough up.  That's where the money is.  The end times of the music business (as was) getting the last money they can get out of the people who still care about albums.

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 10:03:14 AM »



Prices out a lot of fans


Same with concert tickets now. †It's all about getting the well-heeled, middle-aged middle classes to cough up. †That's where the money is. †The end times of the music business (as was) getting the last money they can get out of the people who still care about albums.

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Depending on ones view of the cost of vinyl albums in the somewhat fetishistic market they now occupy, the vinyl boxes don't seem overly extortionate (given the going rate for a single vinyl album is around £20 these days) but it is still a lot of money for anyone who wants all of them.

And I guess that £95 for 9 CDs in a nice presentation box and deluxe packaging is not, on the face of it, ridiculous either, though it should probably be £15 cheaper than that. My problem with it is that three of those discs were originally issued just three years ago and have not been remastered for this set. It is cynical to package up the rarities discs with material that has been issued so recently. I'd have had slightly less of an issue if they had been packaged with the first 7 albums. At least they have been remastered.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 03:13:58 PM »

https://londonist.com/london/shopping/kate-bush-pop-up-shop-comes-to-king-s-cross

Kate has launched a pop up shop in aid of Crisis open from tomorrow for five days.

Proceeds from sales and from a raffle will raise funds.

Kate Bush at Coal Drops Yard, 108 Lower Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4DR. Open 5-9 December. 10am-10pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10am-8pm Saturday; 11am-8pm Sunday.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 05:29:48 PM »

All sorts of interesting chicanery around these sets.

When the first batch appeared, the downloads were configured like the vinyl boxes. It therefore seemed likely that vinyl box 4, the rare stuff, would have a corresponding download set.

When CD box 2 & vinyl boxes 3 & 4 appeared on Friday, no download set for box 4 accompanied them. Seemingly therefore there was an exclusivity deal that to get the rare stuff you had to buy either CD box 2 with 7 additional discs of stuff you may not want or vinyl box 4.

On the assumption that a download set would be available, I had cancelled my order for the vinyl (to save a bit of money). When it didn't appear, I was "forced" to reconsider and actually got a good deal on CD box 2 from Amazon Italy for £73 delivered, more than £20 cheaper than the UK price. Now, today, out of nowhere, box 4 has suddenly appeared for download. Very fishy.

Ultimately I don't really mind. I got the set for a good price and would have had to pay about £40 for downloads of box 4 and Aerial, from which the vocal contributions of Rolf Harris have (controversially?) been removed from the new remaster. I think that was the right decision personally.
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 06:41:21 PM »

Does it include Kate's contribution to the title track of Big Country's album The Seer?

If you haven't heard it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7GicJtH-A
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 05:36:05 PM »


Does it include Kate's contribution to the title track of Big Country's album The Seer?

If you haven't heard it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7GicJtH-A



I forgot about that one!
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