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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. But Hounds of Love was more carefully crafted as a pop record, and it abounded in memorable melodies and arrangements, the ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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. But Hounds of Love was more carefully crafted as a pop record, and it abounded in memorable melodies and arrangements, the latter reflecting idioms ranging from orchestrated progressive pop to high-wattage traditional folk; and at the center of it all was Bush in the best album-length vocal performance of her career, extending her range and also drawing expressiveness from deep inside of herself, so much so that one almost feels as though he's eavesdropping at moments during "Running Up That Hill." Hounds of Love is actually a two-part album the two sides of the original LP release being the now-lost natural dividing line, consisting of the suites "Hounds of Love" and "The Ninth Wave." The former is steeped in lyrical and sonic sensuality that tends to wash over the listener, while the latter is about the experiences of birth and rebirth. If this sounds like heady stuff, it could be, but Bush never lets the material get too far from its pop trappings and purpose. In some respects, this was also Bush's first fully realized album, done completely on her own terms, made entirely at her own 48-track home studio, to her schedule and preferences, and delivered whole to EMI as a finished work; that history is important, helping to explain the sheer presence of the album's most striking element -- the spirit of experimentation at every turn, in the little details of the sound. That vastly divergent grasp, from the minutiae of each song to the broad sweeping arc of the two suites, all heavily ornamented with layered instrumentation, makes this record wonderfully overpowering as a piece of pop music. Indeed, this reviewer hadn't had so much fun and such a challenge listening to a new album from the U.K. since Abbey Road, and it's pretty plain that Bush listened to and learned from a lot of the Beatles' output in her youth. [Those seeking to hear the full, exquisite sonic range of Hounds of Love or any of Bush's pre-1990s albums, for that matter should ignore the U.S.-made EMI America CDs and go for any of the British CD editions, either individually or in the This Woman's Work set; or, better still on Hounds of Love, the boxed edition with bonus tracks released in conjunction with EMI's 100th anniversary in 1997.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077774616423
  • Catalog Number: 46164

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kate Bush Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Voices, fairlight
Dónal Lunny Bouzouki, Bouz, Bodhran
Eberhard Weber Bass
Youth Bass
John Williams [guitar] Guitar
Brian Bath Guitar, Background Vocals
John Carder Bush Vocals, Background Vocals, Narrator
Paddy Bush Harmonica, Mandolin, Violin, Balalaika, Vocals, Background Vocals, Didjeridu, Vocal Harmony, Fujara
Stuart Elliot Drums
Stuart Elliott Drums
Richard Hickox Vocals, Choir Director, Choir Master
Kevin McAlea Synthesizer
Charlie Morgan Drums, Hand Clapping
Alan Murphy Guitar
Liam O'Flynn Pipe, uillean pipes
Del Palmer Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, fairlight, Linn
Morris Pert Percussion
John Sheaham Wind
Richard Thickox Vocals
Danny Thompson Bass, Double Bass
Medici Sextet Strings
Johnathan Williams Cello
Jonathan Williams Guitar, Cello
John Sheahan Fiddle, Human Whistle, Whistle (Instrument)
Technical Credits
Kate Bush Producer
Michael Kamen Orchestration
Michael Berkeley Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Haydn Bendall Engineer
Paddy Bush Contributor
James Guthrie Engineer
Paul Hardiman Engineer
Dave Lawson String Arrangements
Kevin McAlea Contributor
Del Palmer Programming, Engineer
Brian Tench Engineer
Nigel Walker Engineer
Bill Whelan Arranger
Ian Cooper Cut
Bill Somerville-Large Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Hauntingly Beautiful

    Stange, wonderful, gets stuck in your head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hounds of Love

    Favorite tracks: "Cloudbusting" "Hounds Of Love" "And Dream of Sheep" Least favorite: "Hello Earth"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beauty her self

    This is something you won't forget once you've heard it. I was with a friend at home and she started to play this album, and I was shocked by the beauty and love of it. The next day I went to the store and bought it. i dind't regret it (if you by this album and you don't like it right away listen to it again, I am shure you will like it)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I would make a ''deal with god'' for it

    the first time I listend to it I was blown away by the beauty and the strengt of it. It's sensual, dark, mystical, hounting and adorible. the ninth wave (the second half from the album, tracks 6/12) is land post in the history of music because it's so strange, it gives you a strange fealing. my favorites are: Running up that hill, mother stands for comfort, under ice, wacking the witch and hello earth. this is something you won't regret buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hounds of Love

    This is kate's most dark and beautiful album. She proved for the first time how strong her work is, and became a respectable artist. This album also meant her brake-trough in ''The States''. This album can be devided in 2 parts, the sensual and strong ''Hounds of Love'' (track 1/5) and the dark and mistycal ''The Ninth Wave'' (track 6/12). This album also contains Kate's biggest hit since Wuthering Heights (witch is included on ''the kick inside'') Running up that Hill (a deal with god), witch is her finest work ever. You realy must buy this album.Hear the beauty of ''The Nith Wave. It's worth it. ''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hounds of Love

    this is not only kate's best album but is the best album ever made. the songs are so ritch and beautiful. this album kan be devided in two parts: Hounds of Love(track 1/5) and The Ninth Wave(track 6/12) the Ninth Wave is one of the most darkest and strange things. all songs are coffered with hondreds of sound effects. it's an album that you must have in your collection.

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    Posted December 26, 2008

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