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Kate Bush – Cloudbusting (Meteorological Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

REQUEST

“Cloudbusting” is a song that was written, produced and performed by the British singer Kate Bush. It was the second single released from her no.1 1985 album Hounds of Love. “Cloudbusting” peaked at no.20 in the UK Singles Chart.

The 12″ version of “Cloudbusting” was a special remix called “The Organon Re-Mix” in which the verses were downplayed and the main focus was the development of the song’s chorus. In the USA, this mix was issued as “The Meterological Mix”, a title used in the UK for 12″ version of Bush’s later single “The Big Sky”.

SIDE A:
Cloudbusting (Meteorological Mix aka The Organon Re-Mix) 6:32
Mixed By – Brian Tench
Producer – Kate*

SIDE A:
The Man With The Child In His Eyes 2:37
Sat In Your Lap 3:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19238
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Cloudbuster Built By] – Ken Hill
Artwork [Solarization By] – Vivienne Morgan Chandler
Photography By – John Carder Bush
Written-By – Kate Bush

NOTES:
Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Capitol Records, Inc. a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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43 Responses to “Kate Bush – Cloudbusting (Meteorological Mix) (US 12″)”

  1. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I love this single by Kate. Do you also have Experiment IV?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry I don’t Omar.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Paul, thanks for this single. I sadly missed out on a lot of Kate Bush’s singles. At the time, I was only really purchasing CD5s and I couldn’t find much availability for them. I am reveling in this song. Perfect timing, as it is so dry out. We really need a good “cloudbust” to bring on the rain! You are such an Angel Paul with what you give us. Many, many thanks!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Quite the opposite here in Oklahoma we have had very heavy rain and storms for the last two weeks. Some parts of the state getting ten inches of rain in one day causing flooding. The upside to all of it is we are now out of a four year drought 🙂

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    The Doctor Reply:

    We’re getting some pretty good rain down here in Texas as well, although some areas are still considered to be in drought conditions just because the reservoirs are well below their usual capacity. If this keeps up, though…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think parts of western Oklahoma are still in drought but it has been lifted here in the north eastern part of the stae. As a matter of fact it’s raining now and is supposed to continue until Sunday.

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  3. NKelly Says:

    A debut on this site for KB i see. Great choice!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂

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  4. Stefano Says:

    My all time favourite Kate single. I think the video mix is superior to this 12 inch remix, but I do like the long outro of the remix.
    Well, I think that the video mix should have been the album version, the album version the single edit and this 12 inch version the remix. Now the album is also the single, the remix is the 12 inch and the outstanding video mix is nowhere to be found officially (except on a CD single in the 90’s).
    Thanks for sharing Kate Bush!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano the 12″ mix as you said appeared on a very hard to find US promo cd single 🙂

    http://www.discogs.com/Kate-Bush-Cloudbusting/release/1454184

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    Stefano Reply:

    I know, but I think EMI America made a mistake on the name of the remix, causing lots of confusion for many years. It’s called the Organon Remix.
    The remix of ‘The Big Sky’ is called the Meterological Mix. End of discussion 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I mentioned the mix titles in the write up. the US and UK mixes are the same.

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    Dirk Reply:

    Yes, you did mention that already, but even I was a bit with my head in the clouds, and re-read after this comment 🙂
    Also, no need for cloudbusting in my part of Europe, please bring on the blue summer skies, crimsons sunsets and singing blackbirds (to keep the KB-theme going).

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    peter Reply:

    yeah the video mix its on part 1 of the red shoes cd single. easily available everywhere even in the wild.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Mark my words: when Kate Bush finally gets to remaster the Hounds Of Love decently, the video mix will be disregarded once again. This extended version of the album version should have been the album version… Because it’s not, I think we never won’t see a remaster of it.

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    Stefano Reply:

    ‘Never won’t see’ isn’t correct: I meant ‘never will see’.

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    peter Reply:

    i think you’re right, sadly

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  5. Junior Says:

    Great single by Kate Bush. Great remix too.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  6. Conner Says:

    One of my all-time favorite releases. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  7. ex15 Says:

    I agree with many here, perhaps one of her best releases (although Babooshka takes some beating), nice to get this on decent vinyl rip.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  8. Ryan Says:

    Thank you so much for this one, Paul! Love virtually all the stuff you post, but Kate Bush is one of my faves.

    Thanks for all your hard work uploading these classics. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ryan 🙂

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    We all love a bit of Bush.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    We do indeed 🙂

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  10. VanceMan Says:

    I was lucky enough to see Kate Bush in concert last year and the show finale was “Cloudbusting.” It was a magical night and this song worked surprisingly well live. The full audience was on its feet and singing along. (And for anyone who’s keeping score re: mixes, it was basically the album version of the song that she performed live, so I suspect she counts the LP version of “Cloudbusting” as the canonical version.)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Would have loved to see her live bet she was amazing. I can see this being a great song to close the show 🙂

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  11. Robert Says:

    Paul, you’ve at last posted Kate and accordingly, earned a special badge of honor from me. 🙂 Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Robert 🙂

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  12. Max Says:

    Thank you Paul for this wonderful Kate!

    I never realized until now that the US version was different from the UK. Interesting.

    I always uncompress every thing with dBpoweramp Paul, but often with your releases It doesn’t work, doesn’t uncompress all the way. With this Kate release, Sat In Your Lap successfully uncompressed completely while the other 2 songs didn’t. Do you have any idea why?

    Again, thank you and keep up the great work you always do.

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    Stefano Reply:

    Max, only the remix names are different, the remix itself not (identical).
    I never encounter any problems unzipping Pauls files.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Max try using one these free programs to unzip the files.

    Winrar (For Windows) all you need is the free version get it here

    UnrarX (For MAC) all you need is the free version get it here

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    Max Reply:

    Hello again Paul,

    I am not talking about unzipping here but uncompressing. Everything unzip perfectly (Winrar).

    I have been using and ripping my cd collection with dBpoweramp for years and It always worked flawlessly and It is the best software out there for ripping, tagging and converting.

    When you rip or convert in FLAC with it, you choose your level of compression (0-8) but dBpoweramp is the only software that offer no compression whatsoever (Lossless uncompressed). So It is basically like a WAV file with the great tagging/embedding properties of FLAC.

    So, anything I get that is lossless I always uncompress with dBpoweramp without problems. Except some of your stuff that doesn’t uncompress completely sometimes. There is often a 30-35% that stays compress (a level 7-8 perhaps).

    Now, everything plays and sound fine, don’t get me wrong here. It is my OCD side that is curious and wonders why It only happens here. I was curious to know If you knew why that is.

    Perhaps you have no idea why either and that is okay too. Again, I was just curious.

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I see I have been converting to flac using dBpoweramp but have had it set to level 8 (best quality). I never noticed the Lossless uncompressed option until you mentioned it. Is it better to convert to flac using that option or level 8?

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    Max Reply:

    Quite frankly with today computers and processors I don’t think It change a bit. We are splitting hair here… BUT… some audiophiles will argue that mp3 is the devil and that WAV is the only way to go… but I digress here…

    For my money, any level of compression is perfectly fine and, as I said earlier, I am just a tad OCD so I do It the best way possible, all things considered, and I don’t have to think about it afterwards.

    Which is why I love your site so much. You do It the right way too. 24/96 FLAC, you got a good table/phono preamp and your scans are always AMAZING and you always include thorough data so… The best way possible indeed. And you’re an Olivia fan.

    Bottom line, level 8 is perfectly fine. I was just curious why I couldn’t uncompressed properly.

    Thanks again!

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  13. simsalabim Says:

    What a great pick, highly appreciated.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Simsalabim 🙂

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  14. woz Says:

    Oh man, this is a great post, DJPT! This song is stunning!

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is my favourite Kate Bush song. Now i will be looking for the Red Shoes single for the video mix.

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  16. David Says:

    Love this version – and my vinyl is so worn now, so thanks for the rip.

    And another vote for the video mix as the definitive version. I think it’s burnt into my brain from so many viewings of The Whole Story VHS.

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  17. Grant Says:

    Thank you soooo much for this – a special favorite song of mine!

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