Never for Ever
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"Babooshka" tells the story of a woman who tests her husband's fidelity by writing him anonymous letters, disguising herself as a younger her, and seeing if he'll go through with an adulterous affair with his own wife. The piano is struck forcefully during the verses, before the electric guitar riffs kick in the prechorus and chorus. And what's with the glass-shattering special effect towards the end?
"Blow Away�Eis a showcase for Kate's voice, which has her singing about a man too obsessed with music. She wonders where the music he plays goes. "Surely not with his soul?"she surmises.
The slow but brisk piano number, "All We Ever Look For," sporting an accompanying whistle, is another highlight here. Weird stuff: in the second verse, there's a cookie monster sounding growl that comes in every fourth beat. Another open door is what "all we ever look for," where one might find "the truth," "a little hug," "our own tomb," and other things. There are some sound effects that come in when someone walks down the hall and opens doors in search of that something.
"Egypt" is of someone falling in love with the ambience of Egypt, be it the shifting sands, the pyramids, and the Nile. The rhythmic melody is like a ship that keeps time with the beater, and towards the end, a weird cacophony of multiple voices comes in.Read more ›
PS. I've heard more of Hounds of Love and do think it's a very good album, indeed. It's just over rated in my opinion.
I love the feel of her music, it's the type of music you can take to your attic, and listen to, just letting the sun shine in. Her work is deeply satisfying, everything comes together wonderfully, both musically and lyrically. Her ability to be such a dynamic writer, and melody composer is.....well what more could you ask for in an artist.
If you took any Kate Bush fan and stranded them on an island, and they had their pick of any of her albums, 85% of them would choose "Hounds Of Love", and it would be an understandable choice. "Hounds Of Love" is a damn good record, and a watershed moment in Kate's career. I however, would choose "Never Forever" simply because of it's lush beauty, and dynamic subject matter. While she achieves both of those qualities on previous, and succeeding albums, none of them did so quite as well as this one.
The album opens with the driving "Bamboshka", about a women who cleverly tests her husband's fidelity by writing him love letters as a younger woman. It kind of moves like the "Sat In Your Lap" of this album, the music however, is completely different. I simply love the music to "Blow Away (for bill)", and One of the band told me last night/that music is all that he's got in his life is one of my absolute favorite lines in any song I've heard.Read more ›
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I never rate a musician. What do I know? but what I do know is this woman is Electrifying, in a time when there wasn't much to the menu.Published on May 30 2013 by Nina Walchyshyn
It took me forever to find this CD in stores (it's surprisingly difficult to find Kate Bush CDs in Canada) and I was not disappointed when I sat down and listened to it. Read morePublished on March 12 2007 by Shawna B
one of my fave kate albums, there's echoes of the mad geniuus within her work, which doesn't always seem to work advantageously. Read morePublished on April 1 2006 by paula b
An early indication of the genius that Kate Bush would become. The Lyrics speak with wit, ecocation, and provocation: repressed paedophilia and death from radioactive fallout are... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003
I want to call this a transitional album by Bush, the bridge between the comparatively "simple" song style of her first two albums and a hint of the intense musical elaboration of... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003 by Snow Leopard
"Never For Ever" was Kate Bush's third album, after "The Kick Inside" and "Lionheart", both of which were afflicted by wafer-thin late 70s production which destroyed her already... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003
Kate Bush third LP never Forever seems a bit overlooked in a way. Kick Inside is known as the singers debut LP. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002 by Borghildur Jónsdóttir
Mmmm how to describe 'Never Forever.' Neally as difficult as trying to describe any Kate Bush album. I think the best word is 'whimsical' but that's only half the story. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2002 by mike
Kate has done it again. She has brought another unique collection of rare and elegant music. This is one singer that I truly admire. Read morePublished on June 13 2002 by Greg Allup