Hypnotic and fantastic... One of the Best of the 80's
...a superior recording in every way.
25 years later, this album is unmatched!
Kate Bush's self-written and produced Hounds Of Love album was released in 1985 - it was her fifth studio album and her most successful worldwide. Hounds of Love is actually a two-part album consisting of the suites "Hounds of Love" and "The Ninth Wave." She uses the studio as an instrument, Hounds of Love is a carefully crafted art-rock production filled with memorable melodies and arrangements and a range of influences and styles from Celtic to Middle Eastern music, and a mastery of rock and pop, from lavish ballads to hard rockers.
The album marked her breakthrough into the American charts with the Top 40 hit "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" as well as two other U.K. Top 20 singles, "Cloudbusting" and the title track. The album also yielded a set of videos, the most famous of which is "Cloudbusting" co-starring Donald Sutherland.
In 2000, Q magazine placed Hounds of Love at #20 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever
"...extremely ground-breaking, sonically she's magnificent and sounds like nothing else that came out of the '80s."