Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

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Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

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I was fortunate to have been going to and from the UK at about the time of her first recording and became a fan early on, turning some of my friends at home in the US on to her as well.

This allowed him a rare view of the musician, one that was not the spriightly elven character as portrayed by many, but of a a craftswoman who cared about her music, and wanted to take the time to make it right. Comprising fifty chapters or 'visions', Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush is a multi-faceted biography of this famously elusive figure, viewing her life and work from fresh and illuminating angles. Yes the big songs were on this one, but I loved Cloudbursting and Under Ice were the ones that made me a fan. So for example, we learn that after 1978’s rushed Lionheart, Kate decides that she “doesn’t want to be produced by someone who sees it different from me” and when The Dreaming is completed in 1982 she scraps a her, admittedly vague, plans to tour, deciding that making albums “somehow felt more important” than playing to a live audience. The way this biography is woven together from past interviews, chats with her nearest and dearest and the author’s interviews and run-ins with the illusive chanteuse is fantastic.However, I personally always hated Pamela Stephenson's parody of Bush on Not The Nine O'Clock News; I found it cruel and spiteful. Doyle’s attempt to present Bush in a fresh way is praiseworthy and will open new fans’ eyes to her peerlessness, but the impenetrable Bush mystique?

There’s something quite apt about Bush’s voice summoning the hands of pilled-up hedonists at warehouse parties and a kind of payback too.Comprehensively charting her career, from The Kick Inside (1978) to Director’s Cut (2011), Doyle captures a more multidimensional view of the artist, allowing glimpses into her personal life, including the earth-shattering loss of her mother in 1992 and her friendship with David Bowie. Even now I still love this album, something I rediscovered while reading this book and playing songs as they came up. A mosaic biography featuring snapshots, stories, episodes, interviews and insights that will lift the curtain on the real Kate Bush. The interviews are all insightful, and when there is a question about what might have happened, Doyle gives all the sides, and lets the reader decide.

The past few years I have been so into Lana Del Rey and Sufjan Stevens that you would think that they are on top of my musical mountain. A description of a live performance on The Tube doesn’t really add weight to anything and a chapter on Bush’s connection with Prince seems sleight to the point of being spectral.He makes the fair point that it might not have suited Kate’s style of performance, but there’s only one way to find out and that’s take the opportunity! Comprising fifty chapters or 'visions', Running Up That Hill is a multi-faceted biography of this famously elusive figure, viewing her life and work from fresh and illuminating angles. Kate Bush w 50 odsłonach” Toma Doyle’a to portret artystki luźno nawiązujący do wywiadu autora, który przeprowadził z bohaterką w 2005 roku. It wouldn’t be the last time her music would be used on something with its pulse on pop culture, although that particular coupling was still a few decades away. With Netflix's Stranger Things inspiring a new generation of fans, Kate Bush has made an incredible resurgence in popularity and has broken new records.



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