Kate Goes Experi-Mental! Great Packaging Tho'
Frederick Baptist | Singapore | 12/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is an expensive version of Kate Bush's 4th album which represents Kate's truly concept album. Beautiful in many ways but it does take a while to grow on you. The title track is the one that's on "The Whole Story", her best of compilation but although there are no other "hits" to make it to that album, the other tracks are all part of the bigger work of art that is "The Dreaming". Now this album mini-lp sleeve packaging is a work of art in itself and like most art, costs a bundle. The sound quality is patchy and the volume levels are higher for some tracks than they are for others. As this version of the disc is not remastered either, you'll have to decide whether or not to pay the much higher price for this disc if you either already have the remastered version of this or even any other version if the packaging is not important to you. If you are new to Kate's work and don't yet have this, you may have to decide if sound quality is important to you as well. Otherwise, although the tracks are good and the album itself is worth getting, I'm not sure if it makes economic sense to pay so much just for the mlps. Just my 2cts worth."
The Darkest Child in her eyes
WoW | Netherlands | 06/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kate is one of the most talented musicians on this earth. The Dreaming was underrated when it was first released, but I think that has to do with the fact that it was way ahead of its time. This is a superb album, tracks like Sat in Your Lap, Suspended in Gaffa, Leave It Open, Night of The Swallow, Houdini, and Get Out of My House proving this point. There's lots of anger on this album, as Kate put it herself many years ago, and it is her "darkest" effort to date, but it's pure brilliance! Buy it and be convinced.....