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Hounds Of Love [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Kate Bush Vinyl
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Kate Bush is one of the most successful and groundbreaking British solo performers of the last 30 years.

Her first single “Wuthering Heights” topped the UK singles chart for 4 weeks in 1978, the same year she released her debut album “The Kick Inside” and its follow-up “Lionheart”.

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  • Vinyl (5 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B003ODKZZU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
2. Hounds Of Love
3. The Big Sky
4. Mother Stands For Comfort
5. Cloudbusting
Disc: 2
1. And Dream Of Sheep
2. Under Ice
3. Waking The Witch
4. Watching You Without Me
5. Jig Of Life
6. Hello Earth
7. The Morning Fog

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Kate Bush's most successful album to date! Audiophile reissue on 180 gram pure virgin vinyl. Gatefold deluxe packaging.

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KATE BUSH Hounds Of Love (2010 US exclusive strictly limited edition issue of the classic 1985 12-track LP pressed on 180gram VIRGIN VINYL gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork sealed inside a custom stickered perforated poly outer AFZLP087)

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120 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 6 stars if I could 13 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
No note, no word, no sound and no song is out of place on this, the greatest album of the 1980s. It is a work of epic mastery, startling originality and monumental solo achievement. No-one should compare Kate Bush to any other female singer/songwriter and this is why.

In the days when albums had sides, the first five songs would have been side one. Four out of five of them were hit singles and the whole side oozes celebration.

"Running up that Hill" is a haunting, atmospheric song about swapping places with someone to share their pain. Its rhythm is urgent and driven by almost warlike drums.

"Hounds of Love" is a wonderfully celebratory song about how helpless love makes you. It too has an urgent rhythm which underpins the song's theme.

"The Big Sky" is Kate at her trippiest best, looking up at the sky and giggling at clouds that look like Ireland, a fact subtly complemented by the folk-like refrain chanted in the background. The video is great too.

"Mother Stands for Comfort". One of the oddest songs she had written by that stage, but odd in a good way. Its relaxed rhythm mirrors the almost nursery rhyme-like quality of its lyrics: being warmly comforted by a mother even when you've done something wrong. There is no "tune" in the traditional sense but that does not stop the song being melodic. She uses drums, piano, bass and even breaking glass to great effect.

"Cloudbusting". This song has often been described as "majestic" and rightly so. It is a sweeping paean to a lost parent and is based on the story of a boy whose father was taken away because he had invented a machine which made it rain.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful
By Robmacd
Format:Audio CD
Picture this. An ordinary Thursday evening in the late 1970’s about to be thrown into the realms of the bizarre by- of all things- Top Of The Pops.
In what I strongly suspect was a Laura Ashley nightie a mad haired hippy chick with eyes as big as saucers does a twirly whirly dance under some trees in a cold damp park and unleashes the most unearthly noise- four minutes of Victorian melodrama splattered with Pink Floyd guitars and vocals that made the dog whine. Then, leaving me stunned, confused and just a bit scared, she’s gone, leaving me to my Clash albums.
Kate Bush. Wuthering Hights. Bloody hell. That, for me, was her early career.
Fast forward to the mid 80’s, and then, from out of the blue (Ms Bush having dropped off my music radar as if she’d been taken back, in a glowing paisley UFO drawn by pre-Raphaelite Angels riding unicorns, to Planet Odd) came The Hounds Of Love. And she stunned, confused and scared me all over again. This didn’t sound like Husker Du or the Jesus And Mary Chain- this was songs about clouds, things hiding in trees, doing deals with God and a whole side that was that dread thing- A Concept. Run away! Had we not fought the Punk Rock Wars to rid the world of such indulgence, to ensure we could have a life free of ‘song cycles’ or (shudder) ‘Rock Operas’?
The Hounds of Love is split down the middle. All the famous stuff huddles on side one (Cloudbusting- yoyos, rain machines and big black cars, Running Up That Hill- God, desire and lust, Big Sky- tribal myths and clouds that look like Ireland, Hounds Of Love- fear, foxes, throwing shoes into lakes. All your usual subjects for pop songs.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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Hounds of Love is really Kate Bush's ultimate pop statement... an album that advances on the pop landscapes of classic debut, The Kick Inside, whilst continuing the experimentations with sound and atmospherics found on her seminal 1982 album, The Dreaming. As it stands today, twenty-years on from its initial release, Hounds of Love has dated wonderfully. The musical climate has shifted recently to re-embrace the synthesised, production-heavy sound that this album so brilliantly employs, meaning that, thanks to acts like Goldfrapp, Daft Punk and Air, who have used electronic and synthetic music alongside traditional instrumentation to create dense and perfectly formed pop, Hounds of Love sounds fresh and contemporary, as opposed to dated and hollow.
As most people are aware, the album is broken into two halves... the first side, Hounds of Love, features all those amazing pop songs, with standout singles like Running Up That Hill, the Big Sky, Cloudbusting and the title track (recently murdered by retro-act The Futreheads) all standing as perfect examples of forward-thinking pop. The second half of the album, titled The Ninth Wave, in reference to the Tennyson poem, The Holy Grail, strings together a loose concept album, relating the thoughts and fears of a young woman drowning in the North Sea. This re-mastered 1997 release also offers a further six bonus tracks, making the Hounds of Love now an album in three-parts...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Rooster57
Kate Bush at her most evocative. Each song transports the listener deep into her world. There are so many layers to this album and it's high quality on every level keeps it a... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mike Drinan
5.0 out of 5 stars best of Bush?
have had this album on vinyl since it was first released so this is the second time I have paid for it,and thought it to be well worth it,its probably KBs best album, and one of... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Thomas McMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars What can i say!
If you never lived in the 80's don't worry this is one of those albums that is timeless. It was ground breaking in it's time and is still iconic now.
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Still sounds very fresh after all this time a superb album that everyone should have in their collection, love it
Published 23 days ago by Mr. C. Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Hounds of Love
Partner wanted this as he had not heard this album for ages,
It came quick and so partner was one happy chappie,
Published 1 month ago by nichola price
5.0 out of 5 stars love this album
I bought this on vinyl when it first came out in the eighties and have been meaning to get a CD version fof or years. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sports massage therapist
5.0 out of 5 stars hounds of love
Over and above 5star excellent cd pity she didn't make more like it, best one she made, as far as I'm concerned
Published 3 months ago by piggy26159
5.0 out of 5 stars Hounds of Love
Another brilliant CD by Kate Bush, still got the vynll album in the loft, music is fantastic and I could listen to her all day long
Published 3 months ago by denis evans
5.0 out of 5 stars So good I've bought it 3 times
As there is nothing I can add with regards to the music, my review is for the vinyl version. I had promised that in bringing my record collection and turntable down from the loft... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Vin
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate the Great
I picked up her first album when it first came out, and every release of hers since. Is Hounds of Love the best pop/rock album by a female composer ever? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter Jackson
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