Kate Bush ‎– Cathy's Home Demos

Blue Moon Records ‎– BMCD-008
CD, Unofficial Release



Tracks 1 to 24 are home demos recorded in 1974. <br> Tracks 25 to 29 are studio out-takes with the Kate Bush band recorded in 1975.

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TGP-CD-093 Kate Bush Home Demos(CD, Unofficial) The Genuine Pig Records TGP-CD-093 Italy 1994 Sell This Version



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August 23, 2015
One for the hardcore diehard fans only. The sound quality is appalling - Really Gets Me Going is so distorted that even I can't listen to it. Mainly this is, one would surmise, a several-generations-removed copy of the demos she sent out on cassette tape as a teenager in the early 1970s. So if you're what we fanatics call "A Whole Story type," forget it. But is you are a fan - one of those who saw Before The Dawn or wanted to desperately - this album (or some version of those tapes) is sheer bliss. Here she is, a girl, singing at the piano in the family farmhouse in Kent. Under the flaws of re-re-re-recording, the voice is there. All the songs are lovely, and some are superb. In My Garden is breath-taking. Oddly, the collection is reminiscent of some of 50 Words For Snow - as if she had circled around her long, wonderful career to end up back in this gorgeous, uncluttered simplicity. There's even a track called Snow. All the seeds are here. If she had released an album every 2 years and toured each one, this would be a curio merely. But the scarcity of her work makes it an essential.