The first tease of Kate Bush’s upcoming Director’s Cut album — which revisits tracks from 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Shoes — has surfaced online: a 30-second sample of the new version of “Deeper Understanding,” which finds Bush’s incomparable vocals run through Auto-Tune on the chorus.
The clip, via KateBushNews.com, is posted at Amazon.co.uk, which also indicates the new version of the song — which will be released digitally on April 5 — runs nearly two minutes longer than the original, which appeared on The Sensual World. You can hear both the 30-second clip of the new version and the complete 22-year-old original below.
The tracklist has not yet been announced for Director’s Cut, which will be released as a single disc or a 3CD set including remastered editions of Sensual World and Red Shoes. Reissues of 1982’s The Dreaming and 1985’s Hounds of Love also are expected this year.
UPDATE 3/30/11: The “Deeper Understanding” sample posted below now has been removed from Amazon’s preview page, and a new sample of the track was posted today on YouTube and linked on Kate Bush’s Facebook page. The new 47-second clip, which you can hear below, does not include the apparent Auto-Tuning. Was the Amazon clip fake? We’ll know for sure Monday, when the single debuts on BBC Radio 2.
Sample Kate Bush’s new version of ‘Deeper Understanding’ after the jump…
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