Review: Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow
Written by admin on December 2, 2011
Over six years since her last new studio album, Kate Bush is back with 50 Words For Snow, a beautifully-composed set of tracks from one of historyâ€™s most unique musical minds combining wintertime imagery, romance, drama, wonder and a touch of whimsy.
Each of the seven tracks in 50 Words For Snow is chilling in its musical imagery, but with the comforting sounds of Bushâ€™s teasingly enchanting voice. For the album, she recruited top-notch jazz-rock greats Danny Thompson (bass) and Steve Gadd (drums) to form a studio supergroup while some other famous friends made guest appearances.
The lead track, â€œSnowflake,â€ sets the tone of the album as Bushâ€™s sensual vocals bring to life a calming snowfall mesmerizing an otherwise noisy town to a blissful serenity. We are also treated to Bushâ€™s talented son, Albert, singing the high part. Each of the tracks continues the wintry theme as one naturally segues into the next. Bushâ€™s haunting intro to â€œLake Tahoeâ€ brilliantly foreshadows her gently…