Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic Forty-seven years after the release of his first…
- Posted on Mar 14th 2011 8:15AM by Chris Mugan
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Out May 16, 'Director's Cut' contains reworkings of songs from a particular period in her career -- 1989's 'The Sensual World' and 'The Red Shoes,' which came out four years later. The album is to be released on the reclusive artist's own label Fish People, with help from EMI.
A statement explains Bush has re-recorded some elements of the tracks while keeping the best musical performances of each -- "making it something of a director's cut but in sound, not vision." As reported previously by AOL Music, hints that a new album was due began circulating in January of this year, when an anonymous source contacted the NME following a blog posting.
A new version of 'Deeper Understanding' -- from 'The Sensual World' -- is to be released as a single in April. Its subject, someone who relies on a computer for emotional solace, could make it particularly relevant today.
As for more contemporary writing, Bush's spokespeople said, "Kate is currently working on new material although no release date has been set for this." The solo artist's last album was 2005's 'Ariel,' though she also penned 'Lyra' for 2007 film 'The Golden Compass.'
'Director's Cut' will be available as a download, standard CD, two-disc vinyl or a deluxe, three-disc CD package that will include 'The Sensual World' and a remastered 'The Red Shoes.' Details on further digital and vinyl formats are to be announced soon.