I am an odd thing in these parts, basically a casual listener to Kate Bush. However it seems the Rolf Harris vocals from Aerial are being removed from the 2018 remaster. Huzzah! I hear you exclaim. Except his didgeridoo playing is being left alone in the remaster of The Dreaming.
Is she right to do this? If so, then is it hypocritical to leave an instrument played by a convicted rapist in one album but remove a vocal from another? I appreciate that a voice is different from a didgeridoo, but if he’s removed just because listeners will recognise a voice but not the player of an instrument, is this not a bit dodgy?
I have no actual answer here. But I’d be interested in what folks think.