What does it sound like?:
This four cd set was originally part of one of the box sets issued late last year, but now, as is often the way with these things, it’s been made available separately, which must be quite annoying if you bought said box set just to get hold of it. It’s 34 tracks round up material that never made it onto albums, comprising B sides, remixes and cover versions – rather like another mercurial artist, Prince, in her prime Bush created a plethora of songs for which she just didn’t seem to have a ready outlet for release..
The first cd deals with 12 inch mixes (remember them?), which are more extensions of the originals than actual reinventions. I’m not a huge fan of the genre to be honest, and some work far better than others – my favourite is the alternate Hounds Of Love, although a bonkers Big Sky runs it close.
The second and third cds cover original compositions that never made the final cut for albums. These are the centrepiece of the album for me, a real motherlode of gems such as Under The Ivy, Burning Bridge and You Want Alchemy. Of » Continue Reading.