Director's Cut The beloved English art-pop eccentric's first CD since 2005 is a characteristically odd proposition, with Bush redoing the vocals and drums on tracks from 1989's… Director's Cut The beloved English art-pop eccentric's first CD since 2005 is a characteristically odd proposition, with Bush redoing the vocals and drums on tracks from 1989's… 2011-05-23 Kate Bush Rock
Music Review

Director's Cut (2011)

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 23, 2011; Lead Performance: Kate Bush; Genre: Rock

The beloved English art-pop eccentric's first CD since 2005 is a characteristically odd proposition, with Bush redoing the vocals and drums on tracks from 1989's The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes. (Three songs receive total overhauls.) But if Director’s Cut is a tad superfluous, it’s also gorgeous: She reclaims ''This Woman’s Work,'' which has been co-opted by shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, with stunning fragility. B+

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Originally posted May 18, 2011 Published in issue #1156 May 27, 2011 Order article reprints