Monday, 14 December 2015

Music for Christmas/ not Christmas music - Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush (feat Ian Bairnston electric guitar)

So much to love about this - one of the best singles ever released.

Kate Bush's 'mad' vocals; a mesmerising and unique harmonic progression throughout - made clear by an exceptionally fine bass guitar part; plus of course the legendary electric guitar solo from Ian Bairnston which comes in from about three minutes - at first just hanging there, as a single sustained note, then developing into a truly inspired, lyrical and ecstatic solo (some of the best of which is reserved for the fade-out - to catch which you will need to turn the speakers up to 11).