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Hummer: Kate Bush's "Deeper Understanding" (2011 Version)

Is there any better news than news of a new Kate Bush album? If there is, we certainly haven't ever come across it.

This May the legendarily influential musician is releasing Director's Cut, a collection of songs from two of her older albums, The Sensual World (1989) and The Red Shoes (1993), which she's re-imagined and in some cases, like with the touching "This Woman's Work," completely re-recorded.

Other highlights include the title track of The Sensual World, which has been renamed "Flower of the Mountain," and has had its original lyrics replaced by text from James Joyce's Ulysses. "[Twenty years ago] when I wrote the song "The Sensual World" I had used text from the end of Ulysses," Bush told The Guardian. "When I asked for permission to use the text I was refused, which was disappointing. I then wrote my own lyrics for the song, although I felt that the original idea had been more interesting. Well, I'm not James Joyce am I? When I came to work on this project I thought I would ask for permission again and this time they said yes ... I am delighted that I have had the chance to fulfill the original concept."

The first single from Director's Cut is a re-working of another The Sensual World track, "Deeper Understanding" (below). About a woman forming an intimate relationship with her computer, the 1989 recording of the song was years ahead of its time -- almost to a spookily prophetic degree -- and the new version features digitized vocals by Bush's son, Albert. The video for "Deeper Understanding" will be released in a few weeks. Directed by Bush, it stars her son as a computer programmer, and features Robbie Coltrane, Frances Barber and Noel Fielding.

The "Deeper Understanding" single is out today in the U.K. and Director's Cut hits stores on May 17.

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