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Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album FLAC

  • Performer: Kate Bush
  • Title: Hounds Of Love
  • Genre: Electronic / Pop
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: APE AUD MP2 ADX VOC MMF MIDI
  • Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1615 mb
  • FLAC album: 1939 mb
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Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love album FLAC

Hounds of Love is the fifth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush, released by EMI Records on 16 September 1985. It was a commercial success and marked a return to the public eye for Bush after the relatively poor sales of her previous album, 1982's The Dreaming. The album's lead single, "Running Up That Hill", became one of Bush's biggest hits. The album's first side produced three further successful singles, "Cloudbusting", "Hounds of Love", and "The Big Sky".

Fifth album by Kate Bush, released by EMI Records on 16 September 1985. Two years in the making, the album was written, composed and produced by Kate. Following the disappointing performance of her fourth album The Dreaming and its singles, executives at Bush's label were concerned about sales largely due to the long time period it took to produce the album. It is considered by many fans and music critics to be Bush's best album, and has been regularly voted one of the greatest albums of all time. Ronnie Randall wrote in Sounds: "Dramatic moving, and wildly, unashamedly, beautifully romantic. Jane Solanas in NME added: "It's an obvious progression of the skill shown on The Dreaming.

When Kate Bush debuted in early 1978 with Wuthering Heights, arguably pop’s most uncanny ballad, she arrived as England’s first and perhaps only out-of-the-box pop genius. But by 1985, the year of Hounds of Love, she needed to reaffirm her appeal. Thanks to MTV, UK pop had exploded in worldwide popularity since The Dreaming, her self-produced record that EMI nearly returned for lacking potential singles; its only hit, Sat in Your Lap, was 15 months old by the time the album finally reached stores in 1982. Raging and experimental, it was akin to Public Image Ltd. and Siouxsie and the Banshees, not early Sheena Easton, and sold far less than its predecessors.

Hounds of Love is the fifth studio album by singer, songwriter and producer Kate Bush. Widely considered her magnum opus, it lit another rocket under Bush’s career (following the she’s gone mad response of her previous record) and went onto finally break the US market alongside becoming her best-selling album. Split across 2 discs, the album incorporates 2 very different sections. Side 1, titled Hounds of Love, features all 4 singles and threads its 5 songs together through a loose theme of love. Side 2, however, is an entirely different scenario

Kate Bush's strongest album to date also marked her breakthrough into the American charts, and yielded a set of dazzling videos as well as an enviable body of hits, spearheaded by "Running Up That Hill," her biggest single since "Wuthering Heights. I don't know if I have ever had an album grow on me as much as Hounds of Love has. Yes, it has some of the basic 80's synths and song structures, but there is so much passion and emotion put into these tracks. Kate Bush's vocals are impeccable, and put over the sweet, dreamy instrumentals which were 100% produced by her, the final result is a sensationally beautiful album. fav tracks: Cloudbusting (standout), The Big Sky, Waking the Witch, Jig of Life.

Kate Bush's strongest album to date also marked her breakthrough into the American charts, and yielded a set of dazzling videos as well as an enviable body of hits, spearheaded by "Running Up That Hill," her biggest single since "Wuthering Heights. Strangely enough, Hounds of Love was no less complicated in its structure, imagery, and extra-musical references (even lifting a line of dialogue from Jacques Tourneur's Curse of the Demon for the intro of the title song) than The Dreaming, which had been roundly criticized for being too ambitious and complex.

Kate Bush was an oddity when she burst onto the popular music scene in the late 70's, famously discovered by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd in 1978 backed by a bunch of prog rock veterans she released debut album The Kick Inside. Along with two famous music videos (featuring both a white and red dress), the lead single Wuthering Heights was a weird blend of progressive rock, classical and literary influences that demonstrated a raw, unusual talent beyond her years. Hounds of Love is a strange album. The first half of the album saw a number of great pop singles but on the later half Kate really extended herself with hit or miss experimentation that still kept within songwriting boundaries enough to not feel out of place. As an overall package, it is a remarkable effort but it is hard to believe it enjoyed the commercial success that it did sometimes when you listen to patchier cuts like Waking the Witch.

Tracklist

A1 Hounds Of Love
A2 The Big Sky
A3 Mother Stands For Comfort
A4 Cloudbusting
A5 Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
A6 Houdini
A7 Suspended In Gaffa
B1 Leave It Open
B2 And Dream Of Sheep
B3 Under Ice
B4 Waking The Witch
B5 Watching You Without Me
B6 Jig Of Life
B7 Hello Earth
B8 The Morning Fog

Notes

Release in 747 embossed plastic case with insert, an 'uncensored artwork' variant of Hounds Of Love.

This release features three additional tracks from The Dreaming. Tracks B6-B8 are not listed on the insert but are on the cassette labels.

- 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' is incorrectly titled 'Running Up'
- 'Cloudbusting' is incorrectly titled 'Cloud Busting'

Sourced from vinyl, 'Running Up That Hill' fades in poorly and jumps in one place. 'Houdini' is crackly. 'The Morning Fog' fades out prematurely due to tape length. The overall sound quality is acceptable aside from these tracks.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 UK 1985
7461642, CDP 7461642 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 7461642, CDP 7461642 Australia Unknown
E1-46164 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46164 US 1987
EJ 240384 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(Cass, Album) Portrait EJ 240384 Israel Unknown
AFZLP 087 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Audio Fidelity AFZLP 087 US 2010

Tracklist Hide Credits

Hounds Of Love
1 Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Balalaika – Paddy Bush
5:00
2 Hounds Of Love
Cello – Johnathan Williams*
3:02
3 The Big Sky
Bass – YouthDidgeridoo – Paddy BushPercussion – Morris Pert
4:41
4 Mother Stands For Comfort
Bass – Eberhard Weber
3:07
5 Cloudbusting
Strings – The Medicci Sextet
5:10
The Ninth Wave
6 And Dream Of Sheep
Whistle – John Sheahan
2:46
7 Under Ice
Harmony Vocals [Harmonic Vocals] – Paddy Bush
2:21
8 Waking The Witch
Synthesizer [Synthesiser Sequences] – Kevin McAlea
4:18
9 Watching You Without Me
Double Bass – Danny Thompson
4:06
10 Jig Of Life
Fiddle – John SheahanUilleann Pipes – Liam O'FlynnVocals – John Carder Bush
4:04
11 Hello Earth
Bass – Eberhard WeberGuitar – Brian BathUilleann Pipes – Liam O'FlynnVocals – The Richard Hickox Singers
6:13
12 The Morning Fog
Guitar – John Williams Synthesizer – Kevin McAleaViolin [Violins], Fujara [Fujare] – Paddy Bush
2:34

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Novercia Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Novercia Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd

Credits

  • Arranged By [Irish Arrangements] – Bill Whelan
  • Bass – Del Palmer (tracks: 1, 8, 12)
  • Bouzouki – Donal Lunny (tracks: 6, 10, 11)
  • Drums – Charlie Morgan (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10), Stuart Elliot* (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 to 11)
  • Engineer – Bill Somerville-Lange*, Brian Tench, Del Palmer, Haydn Bendall, James Guthrie, Nigel Walker, Paul Hardiman
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Pearse Dunne
  • Guitar – Alan Murphy (tracks: 1, 3, 8)
  • Mixed By – Brian Tench (tracks: 1, 3, 5 to 13), Julian Mendelsohn (tracks: 2, 4)
  • Orchestrated By – Michael Kaman*
  • Producer, Piano, Synthesizer [Fairlight], Voice – Kate Bush

Notes

First edition CD in standard jewel case with two-fold front insert, Japanese/English lyrics insert and vivid purple obi.

Almost identical to the Japanese reissue Hounds Of Love, this issue features the original price '¥3,200' on the obi and front and rear inserts.

Catalog number on booklet and disc: 'CP32-5086';
Additional number on disc: 'EJ-2403841(CD)'.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CP32-5086 1A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CP32-5086 2M TO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): CP32-5086 1A7 TO
  • Other (On Disc): EMS-91113
  • Other (Price): ¥3,200

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 UK 1985
7461642, CDP 7461642 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 7461642, CDP 7461642 Australia Unknown
E1-46164 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46164 US 1987
EJ 240384 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(Cass, Album) Portrait EJ 240384 Israel Unknown
AFZLP 087 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Audio Fidelity AFZLP 087 US 2010

Tracklist

Hounds Of Love
1 Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 5:00
2 Hounds Of Love 3:02
3 The Big Sky 4:40
4 Mother Stands For Comfort 3:08
5 Cloudbusting 5:09
The Ninth Wave
6 And Dream Of Sheep 2:45
7 Under Ice 2:22
8 Waking The Witch 4:17
9 Watching You Without Me 4:05
10 Jig Of Life 4:16
11 Hello Earth 5:59
12 The Morning Fog 2:37
Bonus Tracks
13 The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix) 7:44
14 Running Up That Hill (12" Mix) 5:45
15 Be Kind To My Mistakes 3:00
16 Under The Ivy 2:08
17 Burning Bridge 4:38
18 My Lagan Love 2:30

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Novercia Ltd.

Notes

EMI Music Publishing Holland 'advancelistening CD' 'for promotional use only'. Produced in support of the 1997 remastered reissue, this CD-R contains all 18 tracks.
Professionally printed CD-R comes in a plastic sleeve with a 4-sided card insert containing track names and durations.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: HCR80U52CC
  • Label Code: (LC) 0542
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 UK 1985
7461642, CDP 7461642 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 7461642, CDP 7461642 Australia Unknown
E1-46164 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46164 US 1987
EJ 240384 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(Cass, Album) Portrait EJ 240384 Israel Unknown
AFZLP 087 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Audio Fidelity AFZLP 087 US 2010

Tracklist Hide Credits

Hounds Of Love
A1 Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Balalaika – Paddy BushBass – Del PalmerDrums – Stuart ElliottGuitar – Alan Murphy
A2 Hounds Of Love
Cello – Johnathan Williams*Drums – Charlie Morgan, Stuart Elliott
A3 The Big Sky
Bass – YouthDidgeridoo – Paddy BushDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Alan MurphyHandclaps – Charlie*, Del*Percussion – Morris Pert
A4 Mother Stands For Comfort
Bass – Eberhard WeberDrums – Stuart Elliott
A5 Cloudbusting
Arranged By [For Strings] – Dave LawsonBacking Vocals – Brian Bath, Del Palmer, John Carder Bush, Paddy BushDrums – Charlie Morgan, Stuart ElliottStrings – The Medicci Sextet
A6 Running Up That Hill (12" Single Version)
The Ninth Wave
B1 And Dream Of Sheep
Bouzouki – Donal LunnyWhistle – John Sheahan
B2 Under Ice
Harmony Vocals – Paddy Bush
B3 Waking The Witch
Bass [Fairlight] – Del PalmerDrums – Charlie MorganGuitar – Alan MurphySequenced By [Synthesizer Sequences] – Kevin McAlea
B4 Watching You Without Me
Double Bass – Danny ThompsonDrums – Stuart Elliott
B5 Jig Of Life
Bass – Del PalmerBouzouki, Bodhrán – Donal LunnyDidgeridoo – Paddy BushDrums – Charlie Morgan, Stuart ElliottFiddle, Whistle – John SheahanNarrator – John Carder BushOther [Original Music Discovered By] – Paddy BushUilleann Pipes – Liam O'Flynn
B6 Hello Earth
Arranged By [For Voices] – Michael BerkeleyBass – Eberhard WeberBouzouki – Donal LunnyChoir – The Richard Hickox SingersDirected By [Choir] – Richard HickoxDrums – Stuart ElliottGuitar – Brian BathUilleann Pipes – Liam O'Flynn
B7 The Morning Fog
Bass – Del PalmerGuitar – John Williams Synthesizer – Kevin McAleaViolin [Violins], Fujara [Fujare] – Paddy Bush

Credits

  • Arranged By [Irish Arrangements] – Bill Whelan
  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Michael Kaman*
  • Artwork By [Hair] – Anthony Yacomine
  • Artwork By [Make-up] – Clayton Howard
  • Engineer – Brian Tench, Del Palmer, Haydn Bendall, James Guthrie, Nigel Walker, Paul Hardiman
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Pearce Dunne*
  • Engineer [Windmill Lane] – Bill Somerville-Large
  • Mastered By [Cut By] – Ian Cooper
  • Mixed By – Brian Tench (tracks: A1, A3 to B7), Julian Mendelsohn (tracks: A2, A4)
  • Other [Studio Maintenance] – Jim Jones
  • Photography By – John Carder Bush
  • Programmed By [All Linn Programming] – Del Palmer
  • Voice, Synthesizer [Fairlight], Piano, Written-By, Producer – Kate Bush

Notes

Different UK version. No EMI imprint appears on this clear cassette release.

© Kate Bush Music Ltd. EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

EMI
℗ 1985 Original Sound Recording made by Novercia Ltd.
© 1985 Novercia Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099924 038447

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI KAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841 UK 1985
7461642, CDP 7461642 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 7461642, CDP 7461642 Australia Unknown
E1-46164 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46164 US 1987
EJ 240384 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(Cass, Album) Portrait EJ 240384 Israel Unknown
AFZLP 087 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Audio Fidelity AFZLP 087 US 2010




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