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Red Shoes [CD]

Kate Bush Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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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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  • Audio CD (1 Nov 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000024BBU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,738 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rubberband Girl
2. And So Is Love
3. Eat the Music
4. Moments of Pleasure
5. The Song of Solomon
6. Lily
7. The Red Shoes
8. Top of the City
9. Constellation of the Heart
10. Big Stripey Lie
11. Why Should I Love You?
12. You're the One

Product Description

KATE BUSH The Red Shoes (1993 UK 12-track CD album includes the singles Rubberband Girl Eat The Music Moments Of Pleasure and And So Is Love with a fold-out picture / lyric picture inlay CDEMD1047)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best. 14 Dec 2010
By J. J. J
Format:Audio CD
I was quite dissappointed with this album the first time I listened to it. It seemed to lack that power Kate had came up with in The Dreaming and Hounds of Love and I quite quickly lost my interest on this album and it rested a long time on my shelf. I also thought this way about The Sensual World, until I fell in love with it and after that I gave another try for The Red Shoes and truly fell in love with it too. I just love that Kate uses the Trio Bulgarka in this album like she did in The Sensual World and they sound even better on The Red Shoes. That's why the Song of Solomon has become one of my favourite Kate Bush's songs.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth any time you give it 2 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
At first I listened through the album (well, not entirely, I skipped tracks after the intros) and pretty well hated it. So it stayed in its bag, under my desk. I've recently been working my way through all of Kate's albums after being introduced to Hounds of Love. They're just fantastic. So by this point, the only one I was short of was The Dreaming. And I bought and listened to and loved it, whilst The Red Shoes was still under my desk (I am also a messy person), and I realised The Red Shoes deserved a second chance. Which is what I am giving it now, as I write; I have to say, I am more than pleased. This is actually a brilliant album, if you give it time (which you most definitely should). And if you haven't listened to any Kate albums before, I actually recommend this as a starting point, because they can only get better that way ;)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets better with age 26 Oct 2002
By P. Sanders VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Listening to this album for the first time in ages, you realise that, at the time of its release, perhaps people were a bit too harsh on "The Red Shoes". Yes, a few songs feel straightjacketed by mainstream pop and sound a tad over-cooked. But there is real beauty in this record. Like in "Song of Solomon" - when the Trio Bulgarka sweep in for a moment. Or "Moments of Pleasure", a poignant and personal tune, namechecking lost loved ones. And most especially "You're the One" - an open letter of heartbreak at the end of a long-term relationship. The album is half sorrow (the death of her mother is also a strong influence here) and half playfulness - "Rubberband Girl" and "The Red Shoes" are fun slices of skewed pop.
Yes then - a mixed bag, but full of hidden delights. Listen harder.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Aug 2013
By hiflier
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just a fantastic album, should be in everyone's collection. Kate Bush at her best, with a whole load of favourite tracks. So good it could be a best off. One of my favourite groups, and definitely a favourite album, so go and buy your own copy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By M.B.
Format:Audio CD
Working again at her home studio, Kate Bush was keen to get away from an overly fussy sound indebted to technology and instead wanted to focus again on live tracking and a more band-based sound. Such was the loose feel of the early sessions that she intended to tour the record. However, as recording continued, Bush simply couldn't resist adding and overdubbing and eventually she substituted the idea of a tour for a film ("The Line, The Cross & The Curve.")

'The Red Shoes' was released at the end of 1993 after a fraught few years of stop-start sessions. It's often maligned as the weakest record in the Bush catalogue, but it possesses its fair share of fine moments. As Graeme Thomson points out in Under the Ivy: The Story of Kate Bush, it also must be said that the recording of the album was under something of a black cloud - a couple of close collaborators died just before the making of the album, her romantic relationship with bassist and engineer Del Palmer ended (although they continue to work professionally to this day), and, significantly, Bush's mother died in 1992, stopping work on the album for months.

It has an unfocused, messy quality that is entirely understandable when you consider these circumstances. Sonically, it feels a little outdated in its production style and the recording approach of the drums, but vocally it finds Bush in perhaps her most powerful, elastic voice. Her performance on "Rubberband Girl" is one of her strongest vocals, and rhythmically it's a much more straightforward, propulsive, rock-influenced kind of sound than we had heard from her for a long time.

Curiously, it's an album full of celebrity cameos.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why so much hate for this album? 2 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
Well, Red Shoes has caused an ominous controversy among Kate's fans, and only Kate fans, because whoever else gets to listen to this album truly loves it.

The lyrics are sharp & truthful, the music is at its best (with only 2 exceptions, which are not bad at all but do not sound like Kate), and the production is less experimental than her previous albums but always imaginative, hi-quality and timeless. Also bear in mind that it was her most popular album in the US, which means it is much more accessible than her previous projects.
Being a Kate Bush fan myself, I'd rather go for the Dreaming, but Red Shoes is one of the Kate albums you MUST have. Other Kate fans (or, may I say, fanatics) loathe it because they find it 'shallow' in contrast to her previous works. This album, however is characterized but its emotional depth and meaningfulness.. Moreover, it is strange how people who can't stand Kate, really like this album, and some have even added it to their alltime favorite list..
Who could ever resist the beauty and the intimacy of MOMENTS OF PLEASURE (which is, hands down, one of her finest recordings, ever), the pure joy of RUBBERBAND GIRL, the painful and heartaching AND SO IS LOVE - SOLOMON SONG, or the wickedness of BIG STRIPEY LIE?

Don't miss on this album.. it truly deserves its place among Hounds of Love, Sensual World and The Dreaming...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good tracks but not the best CD of Kate Bush's
Bought this CD for a specific track- Moments of Pleasure which is brill. However there are only a couple of others worth a listen but that's personal choice. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jessie
4.0 out of 5 stars Showing It's Age...?
My second Kate Bush LP was one that nobody seemed to want to talk about. Often put down for being long, boring, unexciting (Kate herself said the album dragged on a bit) it was the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by MusicMaker
5.0 out of 5 stars red shoes cd by kate bush.
an excellent cd in very good condition and a very good and price a must for all kate bush fans.
Published 8 months ago by sharon jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Individual
Kate Bush has a style all of her own but on this Red Shoes cd there is something for everyone fast /slow but for certain there will be a very catchy beat as well as her own... Read more
Published 13 months ago by patrick.
3.0 out of 5 stars A Few Moments Of Pleasure, Here And There.
Kate Bush is an irrevocable genius and has changed the pop landscape for ever not just as a musician but as an artist but in the red shoes we find her at her least experimental and... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2011 by Julia Havard
5.0 out of 5 stars The Red Shoe's
I bought Kate's red shoe's video album many year's ago and love it,i must have watched it 20 time's,i love everything kate bush has done,she may be not evveryone's cup of tea but i... Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2011 by STEVE FULLER
5.0 out of 5 stars UNDERRATED GEM - 5 STARS
Another Kate Bush album that gets a bad press. It has a different feel to most of her other albums, it sounds more conventional, like a few other bands from the late 80's have been... Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2010 by HALFSQUASHED
1.0 out of 5 stars ANNOYED BY AMAZON!
The music's fine, not Bush's best but still better than most artists in the field.

However, I'm annoyed because I got this from Amazon with the understanding it was NEW. Read more
Published on 31 May 2010 by David P. Weber
4.0 out of 5 stars It's all about fearless love really...
One of the most missed artists of modern music reality is withought doubt Kate Bush . Although there are many ladies around who have the guts to fully open their souls and reveal... Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2009 by giovanni
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing talent
For any one who truly appreciates the true art of Kate Bush this cannot fail to please.
Published on 5 Aug 2009 by K. P. Herrell
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