A new Kate Bush album is a big deal. Hell, just her thinking about the possibility is news. Well, as it turns out, last December’s rumors have turned into reality, as the acclaimed singer-songwriter is now readying her first full length release since 2005’s Ariel. Only it’s not entirely new.
As Pitchfork reports, Director’s Cut will feature Bush re-recording “elements of songs from two of her previous solo albums, 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes, while ‘keeping the best musical performances of each song.'” EMI will release the record on May 16th, and it will be available digitally, on CD, as part of a three-CD package that will include Director’s Cut, The Sensual World, and the remastered The Red Shoes, and a double vinyl edition. A reworking of The Sensual World’s “Deeper Understanding” will proceed the release in April.
An issued press release also notes that “Kate is currently working on new material although no release date has been set for this.” Stay tuned for details as they become available.