Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

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  1. karmapolice

    karmapolice Forum Resident Thread Starter

    los angeles, ca
    Sound quality on a revealing system is not good on
    Remaster uk cd or USA vinyl

    There is a 2008 japan import caroline has anyone heard it?

    I know the japan 2006 was nothing new.

    Any great version of this?

    I still need to pick up never for ever is the cd the way to go or uk vinyl?
  2. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    That's why I have the Kate Box.

    Don't leave home without it!
  3. karmapolice

    karmapolice Forum Resident Thread Starter

    los angeles, ca
    Cd box?

    Much better remaster?

  4. 3rd Uncle Bob

    3rd Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Does the 1997 remaster with the 6 bonus tracks been No-Noised? I've never like the sound of it. How is the sound on the box set?
  5. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    THe Kate Box "This Woman's Work" simply includes the original EMI European cd pressings (unless it's a Japan issue). They are the best sounding cd's. There have been no Kate Bush remasters apart from HOL.
  6. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

    Simply Vinyl. It owns the competition.
  7. fredhammersmith

    fredhammersmith Forum Resident

    Montreal, Quebec
    There are a couple of variations on certain albums. Nothing huge.
    There is a thread somewhere about that.
  8. RipItUp&StrtAgan

    RipItUp&StrtAgan New Member

    So I just listened to this (and Kate) yesterday for the first time and I'm blown away. Oddly, I've had it in my collection for about two years, I bought a used shelf system for my vinyl and It came with a couple hundred albums, some of which I like, some I don't and some I've never heard, the vinyl was just a bonus.

    Anyway, every once in a while I'll pull out one the lp's I haven't heard and give it a once over, so yesterday it was "Hounds of Love". To be honest I didn't expect much, looking at the cover I was expecting maybe a lesser Madonna or something like that. Oh how wrong I was, this album is ridiculous good, after one very attentive listen it goes straight into desert island album territory. I've seen her name many times before but never bothered to explore her music, big mistake.

    Is the rest of her discography this good? Obviously, I'm smitten.
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  9. Blackie

    Blackie Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Just did a shootout today with a friend and the original UK vinyl KILLED the US pressing. I've never heard the Simply Vinyl pressing, but now Scott you got me intrigued.
  10. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    She has one other album in the same league: 1982's "The Dreaming." But 1980's "Never For Ever" isn't far behind. Many also love the debut, 1978's "The Kick Inside" but it's more pop and less experimental, yet still fantastic.
  11. RipItUp&StrtAgan

    RipItUp&StrtAgan New Member

    Thanks, I'll be sure to check them out.
  12. biggerdog

    biggerdog Forum Resident

    Get "The Kick Inside". Great music, well recorded.
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  13. Second that, don't have it on vinyl but the Black Triangle is stunning.
  14. Randy W

    Randy W Forum Resident

    For Kate on CD I would go original Japanese.

    Vinyl depends on the title - Japanese are good as are certain EMI and SV.
  15. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    Personally, I think this is her highpoint and agree with you that this is an exceptionally good album.

    Others will disagree.

    Best Wishes
  16. Paul H

    Paul H Forum Resident

    Nottingham, UK
    I think Hounds IS Kate's best album but I'd also recommend The Kick Inside and The Sensual World. The latter suffers from too much late-80's production, but it's still an excellent record.
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  17. grouploner

    grouploner Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    While most consider "Hounds" a high point in her career, all of her records are incredibly interesting musically, and have something to recommend. Definitely an artist worth exploring further.
  18. burnthatcandle

    burnthatcandle New Member

    There's a Canadian issue too, so be careful you know what you're buying if you're purchasing online.
  19. Burnt

    Burnt Well-Known Member

    So if I buy this from amazon.ca I assume that I will receive the Canadian copy. Does it sound bad or different from the European version?
  20. Urban Spaceman

    Urban Spaceman Forum Goofy-Footer

    I've had the Canadian splatter-wax vinyl LP in my collection for awhile and only really gave it a serious listen-to a few months ago. I was similarly blown away - and I've been a Kate fan for years. I would agree this record may very well be her high water mark. Certainly one of the most (if not THE most) creative records of the 80's. As for sound quality - I don't have anything to compare it to, but I would imagine the splatter-wax edition is far from definitive though it sure looks cool spinning on my TT!
    ------- Chris
  21. simon-wagstaff

    simon-wagstaff Forum Resident

    I have the Japanese CD and prefer it very much over the US issue.
  22. CardinalFang

    CardinalFang New Member

  23. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

    The '97 remaster does not sound NR'd to me.....

    Fantastic album, though I prefer "side one"(the first five songs)...

  24. CardinalFang

    CardinalFang New Member

    Me too. I'd be interested in hearing where that rumor started.
  25. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Northern VA, USA
    "Hounds Of Love" is Kate's best work IMO. It's like being introduced to Pink Floyd with "Dark Side Of The Moon" or your first experience with Yes being "Close To The Edge". Also, like those other classic artists, a lot of Kate's stuff is fantastic. My personal favorites are Hounds, the follow up "Sensual World", and "The Red Shoes" (which is much maligned for some reason). The older albums are great, too. I recommend hunting down "The Whole Story", the collection of "Hits" which followed "Hounds Of Love". Lots of great stuff there.
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