Kate BushHounds Of Love

Label:Fish People – 0190295593865
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Art Rock, Pop Rock


Hounds Of Love
A1Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
BalalaikaPaddy Bush
A2Hounds Of Love
A3The Big Sky (7" Mix)
Didgeridoo [Didjeridu]Paddy Bush
HandclapsCharlie*, Del*
PercussionMorris Pert
A4Mother Stands For Comfort
Arranged By [Transcribed For Strings By]Dave Lawson
StringsThe Medicci Sextet
The Ninth Wave
B1And Dream Of Sheep
WhistleJohn Sheahan
B2Under Ice
Harmony Vocals [Harmonic Vocals]Paddy Bush
B3Waking The Witch
Synthesizer [Fairlight Bass]Del Palmer
Synthesizer [Synthesiser Sequences]Kevin McAlea
B4Watching You Without Me
Double BassDanny Thompson
B5Jig Of Life
BodhránDónal Lunny*
Didgeridoo [Didjeridu]Paddy Bush
Fiddle, WhistleJohn Sheahan
Narrator [Narration Written And Performed By]John Carder Bush
Research [Original Music Discovered By]Paddy Bush
Uilleann PipesLiam O'Flynn
B6Hello Earth
Arranged By [Arranged For Voices By]Michael Berkeley
Directed By [Choir Directed By]Richard Hickox
GuitarBrian Bath
Uilleann PipesLiam O'Flynn
B7The Morning Fog
SynthesizerKevin McAlea
Violin [Violins], Fujara [Fujare]Paddy Bush

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Paper inner sleeve: credits, photos, lyrics

[Purple or red hype sticker on front sleeve]:
KATE BUSH / REMASTERED / 180g Heavyweight Vinyl

[On rear sleeve]:
℗ 2018 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Noble & Brite Ltd. © 2018 Noble & Brite Ltd.
© 2018 Noble & Brite Ltd. Made in the E.U.

[On label]:
℗ 1985 except The Big Sky 1986 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Noble & Brite Ltd. © 1985 Noble & Brite Ltd.
© 1985 Noble & Brite Ltd. Made in the E.U.

Track A3 is a different version to that on the original release.
Engineer at Windmill Lane : Bill Somerville-Large.
John Williams appears courtesy of CBS Records.
Youth appears with kind permission of E.G. Records.
Helicopter on "Waking The Witch" by kind permission of Pink Floyd "The Wall".

Runouts are etched with Optimal plating symbols mirrored

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0190295593865
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 0190295593865-A VII BI42544-01 A2 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 0190295593865-B BI42544-01 B1 VII BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): BG ¢ 2== 0190295593865-A BI42544-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): BG ¢ 2== 0190295593865-B BI42544-01 B1 v=|
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): 0190295593865-A BI42544-01 A2 ++↾ BG ¢
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): 0190295593865-B BI42544-01 B1 I+↾ BG ¢
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): 0190295593865-A BI42544-01 A2 BG ¢ 1II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): 0190295593865-B BI42544-01 B1 BG ¢ 1II

Other Versions (5 of 213)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Hounds Of Love (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI, EMI, EMI062-24 0384 1, 1C 062 24 0384 1, 2403841Europe1985
Recently Edited
Hounds Of Love (LP, Album, Stereo, Townhouse Mastering)EMI, EMI, EMIKAB1, EJ 24 0384 1, EJ2403841UK1985
Recently Edited
Hounds Of Love (CD, Album)EMI, EMICDP 7 46164 2, CDP7461642Europe1985
Hounds Of Love (LP, Album, Stereo, Jacksonville Pressing)EMI AmericaST-17171US1985
Hounds Of Love (LP, Album)EMI, EMI, EMI, EMI1C 062-24 0384 1, 062 24 0 3841, 062 24 03841 , 24 03841Europe1985
  • peruchocha's avatar
    is this the pressing you can find on UO's site?
    • KrustWhaler's avatar
      This is a pretty good pressing but not perfect. I definitely notice a drop in volume towards the end of both sides. Some slight muffling of the sound as well, but overall a very enjoyable listen and highly recommended if you’re a fan of the album. You may walk away with some small complaints, but you won’t regret your purchase
      • Tanner_Poole's avatar
        Great sounding remaster and pressing! Don’t buy overpriced copies of this album. They are slowly but surely getting more copies out, especially to indie record stores.
        • Slipkhand's avatar
          Sounds so great! Love it. The quality of this remaster is great. So clear I really love the sound of it.
          • 1ShotBill's avatar
            My brand new copy came with visible and audible defects in A3 and A4. Can't tell if it's non-fill or something else. Sending it back for a replacement. Second time's a charm?
            • Andinonino's avatar
              I only rated four (4) stars because Im not into all songs. But my copy sounds immaculate and almost as if Kate Bush is singing in my living room. Very trace static or a pop here there but sounds great amazing.
              • analogkid8's avatar
                Edited 3 months ago
                So on initial listening, I don't think this sounds compressed as some have noted below as James Guthrie is not a believer in the heavy handed maximized sound (the DR database confirms this: ). I am actually hearing some details that I haven't heard before, but it does seem like the volume fluctuates from track to track on side 1. Running Off The Hill starts off fine and then in the last verse, there's a very noticeable drop in volume that lasts for maybe 20-30 seconds before returning back to the previous level. Hounds of Love sounds fine. The Big Sky started off quieter and as it builds towards the middle of the track, it seems to get louder. Mastering issues like this don't seem very Bernie Grundman like but you can't chalk them up to a pressing issue. My pressing was slightly off center on both sides, but enlarging the hole fixed that. There are some muffled distortions at various points on side1 and side 2 has quite a bit of noise as the start of the side, but seems to improve as it plays on. So this certainly isn't one of Optimal's finer pressings to say the least. Perhaps a deeper clean will address that.

                Listening on an ATLP120XUSB with a VM95ML cartridge.
                • JoeyArensdorf's avatar
                  My copy sounds clean on side one but has a weird crackle on wake up the witch on side two and doesn’t sound as clear. I have cleaned both sides 2 times each and can’t get it to go away. Other than that sounds pretty good but definitely would rather have an OG pressing
                  • stanleycup35's avatar
                    This pressing sounds solid. It’s damn near silent. It has no EQ, which is usual for a James Guthrie remaster. You need to turn it up to hear it open up. It’s not going to be hot like the original 80s pressings. And as others said, don’t pay more than 20-30$ for this.
                    • masangalli's avatar
                      Yikes, to my ears this re-issue sounds really compressed, and lifeless. I listened to one track and knew it was the last time I would put the album on my turn table. If your equipment is revealing or you just enjoy well mastered/ recorded / pressed vinyl, probably skip this one.



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