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Director's Cut

Kate Bush

Director's Cut

Eleven songs from albums The Sensual World (1989) and Red Shoes (1993) reworked and with new vocals by the reclusive singer-songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    All the new versions are longer than the originals, some considerably: completely re-recorded
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  2. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A document of a genius at work
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  3. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Die-hard fans of the original albums may well feel a bit hard-done by, but those who didn't warm to Bush first time around, or are new to her work should find plenty to admire here
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Bush considers Director’s Cut to be its own separate work, and with each revealing listen, that seems more and more to be the case
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Could this mark the real beginning of the second act of Kate Bush’s brilliant career? Let’s hope... the answer is “Yes…”
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  6. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Satisfying, rounded - and occasionally bizarre
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    The best moments are the most unexpected, such as ‘Top Of The City’, which explodes into colour where previously its sting was dulled
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    If Director's Cut really was a new album, if you were hearing these songs for the first time, then it probably would be considered among Kate Bush's masterpieces
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  9. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    There is much more air around the songs, which can reduce their original, raw intensity but also gives them a more mature, lingering potency
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  10. 8.0 |   BBC

    A sign Bush the Artist is still alive (she’s working on new songs too) and Director’s Cut is a gorgeous body of work
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Bush reminds us of her witch-like qualities. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   State

    This will not be the watershed moment in pop music in the same way that much of it was originally, but it is a useful addition to the canon of one of Britain’s most talented living musicians
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    There are some truly remarkable performances here from one of the most intriguing and bountifully talented musical artists of our time
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  14. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Bush is less show-offy on Director's Cut than any of her pre-hiatus albums
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  15. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    At its best Director's Cut is a dazzling affirmation of Bush’s genius as songwriter, performer and producer
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  16. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The reinterpretations offer interesting what-if scenarios, tweaking and altering familiar material
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  17. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    It delights and confounds at every turn
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  18. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Finds Bush satisfying her own internal urge to mend rather than make do. And while most of us may find such obsessive revisionism baffling, it still makes for a beguiling album
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  19. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    See Director's Cut as an alternative rather than an outright replacement. At the very least, see it as Kate warming up her lungs for a renewed burst of activity
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    There are few moments where Director's Cut offers anything close to a bold deconstruction. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    An album whose existence has neither rhyme nor reason and that its track listing borders on wilfully perverse actually adds to 52-year-old Bush's maverick charm
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