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Aerial Original recording reissued, Double CD

4.4 out of 5 stars 391 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Double CD
  • Label: Noble & Brite/EMI
  • ASIN: B004ZGYFE2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,099 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. King Of The Mountain
  2. Pi
  3. Bertie
  4. Mrs. Bartolozzi
  5. How To Be Invisible
  6. Joanni
  7. A Coral Room

Disc: 2

  1. An Endless Sky Of Honey
  2. The Painter's Link
  3. Aerial Tal
  4. Nocturn
  5. Somewhere In Between
  6. Aerial
  7. Sunset
  8. An Architect's Dream
  9. Prelude
  10. Prologue

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Format: Audio CD
Kate is a british icon - still sounding as unique as she did 30 years ago. That was a time when true talent was nurtured, rather than dropped after one failed single. It was wonderful to see her back and reminding us of her eccentric genius.

It's 'A Sky of Honey' that lifts this album into the 'essential' category. You owe it to yourself to sit in an English country garden and listen to it. Just a beautiful summery concept album, where Kate makes songs from the coo-ing and chirping of pigeons and blackbirds. The moment when I gazed out over the moonlit ocean in Miami and the words "We stand in the Atlantic and we become panoramic" played over my iPod will stay with me forever. It's worth the price for CD2 alone.

Elsewhere, 'A Sea of Honey' is less cohesive, but still intriguing. Only Kate can get away with writing child-like songs about cheerful domesticity. Maybe her love for her son can be a little cloying, but at least it's honest. 'Pi' manages to make numbers sound sexy as hell. 'A Coral Room' is an intensely personal song about the death of her mother. You feel like you're intruding on her grief just by listening to it - but that's what separates a true artist from the wannabe; she expresses the loss in the best way she knows.

Kate Bush is an original and we should cherish her while we still can.
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This really could be the best album ever. Here I shall now attempt to describe it:

1. King of the Mountain - This is about Elvis. The reggae-esque guitar slices up the whooshy windy sound of the track. 10/10

2. Pi - This is about a man who has a complete infatuation with the calculation of pi. KB then goes on to sing pi (well, as much as the 6min9sec song will allow!). It is bouncy, hypnotic and lovely. 10/10

3. Bertie. An ode to her son. Sounds medieval. I love it. LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY BERTIE! 10/10

4. Mrs Bartolozzi - About a woman who loses her husband [I think!]. Don't get suckered into thinking this is about a washing machine. This song is about love and sex and longing. 10/10

5. How to be Invisible - A bouncy song with a decent amount of guitar in it. Nice. 8/10

6. Joanni - this is about Joanni of Arc(i). Has a fade in. 9/10

7. A Coral Room - about KB's mum. Very sad, very beautiful. Uplifting at the same time. Just KB and a piano. Fab. 10/10

8. Prelude - Now we get onto the second half of the album, all about a nice summers day. Ahh. This is an introduction, nothing much to it. 1/10

9. Prologue - There is something in this song that scares me! But it is amazing. The joyous words seem to clash with how she is singing. There is a verse in Italian. ace! 10/10

10. An Architect's Dream - WARNING, this song features Rolf Harris. That aside, it is a lovely song about painting. 9/10

11. The Painter's Link - Short interlude. 1/10

12. Sunset - KB describes a sunset. And it is joyous, wonderful, lifting, heart warming...starts as a lovely ballad, then wooshes into a latin-tinged fiesta at the end. 10/10

13. Aerial Tal - KB laughs along with some birds.
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Like thousands of others I have waited a long time for this one but I can assure you it was worth it. One of the interesting things about Kate Bush is how she doen't appear to be affected by current music trends; she just does her own thing. In an age of talentless wannabes she is a positive gale of fresh air.
On A Sea of Honey, she makes the mundane profound, the everyday; sublime. Washing machines, numbers, little brown jugs all take on their own significance. We are all made up of these seemingly meaningless moments. Combined with hypnotic soundscapes, Ariel draws you in like a siren. Femaleness has always been intrinsic to her work and 'Bertie'is a celebration of absolute mother love, while 'A Coral Room' is an ode to loss.
A Sky of Honey charts the progress of a day and is filled with birdsong, or as Bertie puts it 'The sky is full of birds'. At one point she laughs and laughs, in an imitation of birdsong. Not only does she get away with it but it all makes perfect sense!
The result is a dreamlike vision, richly textured and full of colour that make you glad to be alive, exhibiting a depth and maturity which surpasses even the Hounds of Love. Don't get me wrong, she is still as peculiar as ever, only even more convincing these days. This album made me cry, not just because of its beauty, but because it is so wonderful to know that pure God-given talent still does exist. Buy it because it is the best Kate Bush album yet.
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This album is a true grower. Owning every Kate Bush album I was keen to hear this latest release. I made the mistake of listening to it once and thinking it wasn't up to the usual standards expected of Kate. It was then shelved until 2 months ago when I thought I would give it another go. Am I glad I did.

This is an album which I don't want people to know about. It is a personal and beautiful work of art which if you don't understand, then so be it.

Go away and hide if you don't appreciate this work - this is music at it's finest. Uncategorisable. Rock, jazz, pop - who cares? - it's fantastic music.

I listen to this album every night before I go to sleep and I am sure my dreams are sweeter because of it.

Kate - Please give us more soon.
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