Kate Bush

Director’s Cut, the new album from Kate Bush, consists of eleven reworked tracks from her previous albums The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, originally released in 1989 and 1993 respectively.

A formidable and unique presence in the UK since the late 70’s, she now has her own record label, Fish People, and control over her earlier recordings.

Kate only toured once, and briefly at that, in 1979 and most of us have only witnessed her performance via video. I was fortunate though to privately lunch with her around the time of The Sensual World. A most charming and delicate encounter.

Here she re-imagines the song “Deeper Understanding” from The Sensual World. The new chorus is the computerized voice of her son Albert. (The long-form video directed by Kate, but not starring her, can be seen in the above YouTube button.)

This is the original version: