First Listen: "Deeper Understanding" by Kate Bush
Kate Bush's re-imagined version of "Deeper Understanding" premiered this morning on Radio 2 and on Kate's YouTube Channel. It's such a departure from the original, that it's impossible to compare them. The song has polarized Kate fans (esp. the vocoder computer voice, which is actually Kate's teenage son, Albert). The final two or three minutes break down into this free-form jazz riff with the Trio Bulgarka, broken radio voices, computer sounds and harmonica. You'll just have to listen. Totally unexpected, totally Kate. I really love it. More than 30 years on and she still sounds like no one else.