Remastered. Aerial, Director’s Cut, 50 Words For Snow, Before The Dawn, 12” Mixes, The Other Side 1, The Other Side 2, In Others’ Words.
After ten years out of the limelight, Kate’s return in 2005 with the single “King Of The Mountain” was welcomed by her fans, starved of new product. The parent album ‘Aerial’ was a double album too and proved that Bush had not lost her musical touch since ‘The Red Shoes’. Six months later when David Gilmour released his new album ‘On An Island’ no-one noticed the coincidences between the two records. Both albums were on EMI, and both artists previous records (in Gilmour’s case it was Pink Floyd’s ‘The Division Bell’) were issued twelve years after their last! See our review of Box Set One for the other Bush-Gilmour connection!
There was another long wait (six years) before more material arrived from Kate and this time there were two albums! The first was ‘The Director’s Cut’ which saw Kate revisit certain tracks from ‘The Sensual World’ and ‘The Red Shoes’ to make an all new album. ‘50 Words For Snow’ appeared six months later and this was composed of all new material and at the time of writing remains her last studio album. In 2014, Kate surprised her fans again by announcing her first live shows in 35 years. Booking the Hammersmith Apollo for 22 nights and selling out the lot, the audio document of the shows was issued two years later as ‘Before The Dawn’ which focussed largely on ‘The Hounds Of Love’ and ‘Aerial’ along with some other later period songs. Nothing from her first four albums were performed during the residency.
This remastered box set also contains several bonus discs. '12” Mixes' is self-explanatory, the two 'Other Side' discs contain a selection of non-album b-sides whilst ‘In Other’s Words’ features cover versions that Kate has recorded over the years.