In 1997, EMI re-released remastered albums by certain artists to celebrate their first centenary. Hounds of Love was one of those albums. Here's where it gets a little tricky. There's lots of things I like about this special release, and a couple I don't.
Supposedly this is a digitally remastered version of HOL, but that’s very debatable in my view. There is absolutely no difference in sound quality to this release and the original CD release. Seriously! It’s a very disappointing aspect to this release. If you want to hear how this album is supposed to sound, or any of Kate’s other albums, I suggest picking up the original UK vinyl releases instead.
As I briefly mentioned before, I do like the packaging on this one. I like how the CD booklet comes with “new” added photos. The photos were originally released during the HOL era, but this is the first time any of them have been included as part of the album.
This release also comes with an additional booklet about EMI's first centenary. It contains a back history on EMI, as well as short bios and photos on selected artists, including Kate.