Director's Cut

Release date
16 May 2011
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Flower of the Mountain 5:14 20,377
2 The Song of Solomon 4:26 31,460
3 Lily 3:51 33,637
4 Deeper Understanding 4:43 49,824
5 The Red Shoes 3:59 34,666
6 This Woman's Work 3:31 90,208
7 Moments of Pleasure 5:15 35,618
8 Never Be Mine 3:41 43,855
9 Top of the City 4:13 30,796
10 And So Is Love 4:17 36,038
11 Rubberband Girl 4:41 40,606

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  • fowlhuman

    Muddy? I think it's just jazzy. Kate sure likes her Drum and Bass.

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • NyBlueberry

    This is great! :0

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • kajo_93

    Deeper Understanding, This Woman's Work and Moments of Pleasure do the original songs justice and bring out a different vibe. The other ones sound like muddy lesser versions of the originals, though. Not sure why she didn't redo them in a different way.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Primus313

    @mbately: "Rich, mad lady with massive Kate Bush fixation makes overly respectful Kate Bush covers Album" Exactly that's thebest descibtion for Director's Cut... :D

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    patchy album must say her reworkings of this womans work, moments of pleasure are great . the rest for me dont match the original versions.

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • bc_harry

    The sound on this album is muddy! Maybe she wanted to give a warmer tone to the songs, but in the end it sounds like there is something wrong with the sound.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • fowlhuman

    Aging well.

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mbatey

    Rich, mad lady with massive Kate Bush fixation makes overly respectful Kate Bush covers album.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jemly

    i personally think this album is wonderful. refined. stunningly beautiful.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • android1985

    It's not that it's bad, or even okay. It's quite good rly. Just not "best of the year" good as she's been using us throughout her career. And it really might be her most "disposable" work, in a way. Something here screams "for true fans (or true beginners)". If you think of it as a warm-up to 50 Words or a "live" album, it gets better, tho.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ayethevizier

    Mixed feelings ranging from "I guess some of the tracks are okay" to "Why, oh, why??" This sort of thing seems to be a trend. See also: Everclear, Return to Santa Monica.

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • dragonflypills

    So much hatin' on the re-recorded Rubberband Girl. Chill out mary, Kate was just having some drunken karaoke fun.

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • guirobles

    Worst album by far from Kate

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • emcxmc

    Love the idea and the result. If I was her I would have gone one step further by making the songs almost inrecognizible. It would have been a musical experience and the trill of the century.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Beat_C

    i think this album works pretty well as a whole. but i'm not so happy about how some of the vocals sound, like they were recorded in a shoebox (e.g. the song of solomon).

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • mercy_street

    to be honest i think this is a lot better than the originals IMO

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • shingouz

    The idea is not to improve on them, but rather to give them a more current treatment. See it as a live album, with song rearranged to fit her current voice and mood. I don't feel that the new versions are better than the originals, just an alternate take.

    24 May 2011 Reply
  • Axiemeister

    I think all of them except Top of the City and Rubberband Girl have something that makes them either better than the original version or different enough that both versions are equally amazing. Top of the City sounds the same to me, and Rubberband Girl... well, I'll pretend this album has ten tracks.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • me_cotterill

    God this new album is AWFUL! Did she put it out for a bet!

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • victorfreitas

    The album exceeded my expectations!

    22 May 2011 Reply
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