Wednesday 13 December 2017

Kate Bush fans to get live album recorded during hit residency

An album was recorded during Kate Bush's award-winning Before The Dawn residency in London
An album was recorded during Kate Bush's award-winning Before The Dawn residency in London

Kate Bush is to release a live album recorded during her sell-out run at the Hammersmith Apollo two years ago.

The 30-track album was recorded during her award-winning Before The Dawn residency in London - the singer's first live performances for 35 years.

The album, also called Before The Dawn, will be split over three CDs to reflect the gigs, which were split into a trio of acts.

More than 80,000 tickets for Bush's residency - 22 shows at the Apollo in west London, the venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979 - sold out in less than 15 minutes.

The album, billed as The KT Fellowship rather than a Bush release, is dominated by her fifth studio album Hounds Of Love, which features across all three acts.

The first act includes songs from throughout the Wuthering Heights singer's career, including Running Up That Hill and Never Be Mine.

On the second CD - or act two - a spoken monologue titled Astronomer's Call is included followed by a series of tracks from The Ninth Wave - side two of 1985's Hounds Of Love.

Act three features songs from the 2005 album Aerial before ending with Among Angels from 50 Words For Snow and Cloudbusting, which is another Hounds Of Love track.

The Apollo performances picked up the special editor's award at the London Theatre Awards in 2014.

Upon completion of the sell-out shows Bush said they were "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more concerts.

Before The Dawn, released on Fish People, will be available on CD and vinyl from November 25.

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