Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kate Bush

Catherine Bush was born on July 30, 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England. She is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years. Bush was signed by EMI at the age of 16 after being recommended by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. In 1978, at age 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut song "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song and was the most photographed woman in the United Kingdom that year.
In 1979 she did her only tour, The Tour of Life, which was produced, choreographed, directed by Kate herself. This show proved to be ahead of its time and Kate not only sang and played piano but also did dance routines and mime moments. Also, urban legend reveals that Kate was the one who invented the wireless mike in order to allow her to do her choreographies and sing at the same time, with her hands free. Then, Bush released the 1980 album Never for Ever, which made her the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at No. 1. In 1987, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Solo Artist. She has released eight studio albums, three of which topped the UK Albums Chart, and has had UK Top 10 hit singles with "Wuthering Heights", "Running Up That Hill", "King of the Mountain", "Babooshka", "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" and "Don't Give Up". In 2002, Bush's songwriting ability was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. In 2005 she released Aerial, her first album in 12 years. The album earned her a BRIT Award nomination for Best Album and another for Best Solo Female Artist. During the course of her career, she has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. It is also very noticeable to say that she has almost never performed covers and almost all of the material she has released has been written solely by herself, both music and lyrics. Her unmatched talent, the originality of the themes she writes about in her songs, and the particularity of being totally involved in everything she does in her art, has inspired a lot of female artists, even from her own generation, older than her, and artists from recent years.
The Kick Inside (1978)

The Kick Inside is Kate's debut album, released on February 17, 1978. It The Kick Inside is the debut album by the British singer Kate Bush. It was released on 17 February 1978 and contains her UK number one hit, "Wuthering Heights". The album peaked at #3 in the UK album charts and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The production included efforts by several progressive rock veterans, including Duncan Mackay, Ian Bairnson, David Paton, Andrew Powell, and Stuart Elliott (drummer) of The Alan Parsons Project, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. The singles released from this album were: Moving (#1 Japan), Wuthering Heights (#1 U.K., #1 Ireland), The Man with the Child in His Eyes (#6 U.K., #3 Ireland), Them Heavy People (#3 Japan), and Strange Phenomena (only in Brazil).


1-) Moving.
2-) The Saxophone Song.
3-) Strange Phenomena.
4-) Kite.
5-) The Man with the Child in His Eyes.
6-) Wuthering Heights.
7-) James and the Cold Gun.
8-) Feel It.
9-) Oh To Be in Love.
10-) L'Amour Looks Something Like You.
11-) Them Heavy People.
12-) Room for the Life.
13-) The Kick Inside.


Lionheart (1978)

Lionheart is Kate's second studio album, released on November 13, 1978, just nine months after Bush's successful debut album The Kick Inside. Lionheart reached #6 on the UK album chart (her only album not to make the top 5) and has been certified Platinum by the BPI. The first single taken from the album, "Hammer Horror", missed the UK Top 40. However, the follow-up single, "Wow", was released on the back of Bush's successful UK tour and became a UK Top 20 hit. The song (and its video) became the target of parodies by impressionist Faith Brown, and comedienne Pamela Stephenson (on the British TV programme Not the Nine O'Clock News). The singles released from this album were: Hammer Horror (#44 U.K., #10 Ireland), Wow (#14 U.K., #17 Ireland), and Symphony in Blue (only in Japan).


1-) Symphony in Blue.
2-) In Search of Peter Pan.
3-) Wow.
4-) Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake.
5-) Oh England My Lionheart.
6-) Fullhouse.
7-) In the Warm Room.
8-) Kashka from Baghdad.
9-) Coffee Homeground.
10-) Hammer Horror.

Never for Ever (1980)

Never for Ever is Kate Bush's third studio album, released on September 8, 1980. It was Bush's first no.1 album and was also the first ever album by a British female solo artist to top the UK album chart as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at no.1. It has since been certified Gold by the BPI. Bush co-produced the album herself with Jon Kelly. The singles released from this album were: Breathing (#16 U.K.), Babooshka (#5 U.K., #5 Ireland), and Army Dreamers (#16 U.K., #14 Ireland).


1-) Babooshka.
2-) Delius (Song of Summer).
3-) Blow Away (For Bill).
4-) All We Ever Look For.
5-) Egypt.
6-) The Wedding List.
7-) Violin.
8-) The Infant Kiss.
9-) Night Scented Stock.
10-) Army Dreamers.
11-) Breathing.

Live at Hammersmith Odeon (1981) (***NEW***)

Live at Hammersmith Odeon is Kate Bush's live album, released in 1981. This recording was taken from one of her dates at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England on May 13, 1979 off of her only tour, The Tour of Life. The video was re-released in 1994 as a boxed set that included a CD version of the performance. The Hammersmith Odeon performance had been added at the last moment as a benefit for 21 year old Bill Duffield, her lighting director, who had died at the Poole Arts Centre during the tour. Although it was rumoured that Bush declined to tour again due to this accident, coupled with other factors including a much rumoured fear of flying, she has since claimed that it was the toll of extensive travelling and performing to large audiences that deterred her from more tours.


1-) Moving.
2-) Them Heavy People.
3-) Violin.
4-) Strange Phenomena.
5-) Hammer Horror.
6-) Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake.
7-) Wow.
8-) Feel It.
9-) Kite.
10-) James and the Cold Gun.
11-) Oh England My Lionheart.
12-) Wuthering Heights.

The Dreaming (1982)

The Dreaming is Kate Bush's fourth studio album, released on September 13, 1982. Following Bush's production assistance on Lionheart, and her co-production of Never for Ever with Jon Kelly, The Dreaming was the first album Bush produced on her own. The album peaked at no. 3 on the UK album chart and has been certified Silver by the BPI. The singles released from this album were: Sat in Your Lap (#11 U.K., #18 U.K.), The Dreaming (#48 U.K.), There Goes a Tenner (#101 U.K.), Suspended in Gaffa, and Night of the Swallow. The album didn't receive positive opinions at the time of the release due to the experimental, bizarre and avant garde nature of its music. However, twenty-something years later, this album is regarded by many Kate fans as one of her best album, if not its best of all her career.


1-) Sat in Your Lap.
2-) There Goes a Tenner.
3-) Pull out the Pin.
4-) Suspended in Gaffa.
5-) Leave It Open.
6-) The Dreaming.
7-) Night of the Swallow.
8-) All the Love.
9-) Houdini.
10-) Get out of My House.

Hounds of Love (1985)

Hounds of Love is Kate's fifth studio album, released on September 16, 1985. It was her second # 1 album (the other one being Never for Ever). It has since been certified Double Platinum in the UK and has sold an estimated 3 million copies worldwide, making it her most successful studio album. In 2002, Q Magazine named Hounds of Love the 3rd Greatest Album of All-Time by a Female Artist, and in 2000, the 20th Greatest British Album of All Time. It was re-released with some bonus tracks in 1997. The album is divided in two sides: The first one called Hounds of Love, which contains the more pop, accesible songs of the record and the second side is called The Ninth Wave, which are songs that are connected with each other with the theme of a drowning woman. The singles released from this album were: Running up That Hill (#3 U.K., #30 U.S., #4 Ireland), Cloudbusting (#20 U.K., #13 Ireland), Hounds of Love (#18 U.K., #12 Ireland), The Big Sky (#37 U.K., #15 Ireland).


Hounds of Love:
1-) Running up That Hill (A Deal with God).
2-) Hounds of Love.
3-) The Big Sky.
4-) Mother Stands for Comfort.
5-) Cloudbusting.

The Ninth Wave:

6-) And Dream of Sheep.
7-) Under Ice.
8-) Waking the Witch.
9-) Watching You Without Me.
10-) Jig of Life.
11-) Hello Earth.
12-) The Morning Fog.

The Sensual World (1989)

The Sensual World is Bush's sixth studio album, released on October 17, 1989. It peaked at # 2 in the UK album charts. It has been certified Platinum by the BPI for sales of 300,000 in the UK, although actual sales are estimated at 500,000, and Gold by the RIAA in the US. Worldwide sales are in excess of 2 million copies. The singles released from this album were: The Sensual World (#12 U.K., #6 Ireland), This Woman's Work (#25 U.K., #20 Ireland), and Love and Anger (#38 U.K.).


1-) The Sensual World.
2-) Love and Anger.
3-) The Fog.
4-) Reaching Out.
5-) Heads We're Dancing.
6-) Deeper Understanding.
7-) Between a Man and a Woman.
8-) Never Be Mine.
9-) Rocket's Tail.
10-) This Woman's Work.
11-) Walk Straight Down the Middle (CD bonus track).


The Red Shoes (1993)

The Red Shoes is Kate's seventh studio album, released on November 2, 1993. It was accompanied by Bush's short film, The Line, the Cross and the Curve, and was her last album before taking a 12-year hiatus. The album peaked at #2 in the UK album chart and has been certified Platinum by the BPI for over 300,000 copies sold. In the US, the album reached #28, her highest chart position there to date. The album has sold around 2 million copies worldwide. The singles released from this album were: Rubberband Girl (#12 U.K., #17 Ireland), Eat the Music, Moments of Pleasure (#26 U.K.), The Red Shoes (#21 U.K.), and And So Is Love (#26 U.K.). This album was dedicated to Kate's mother who had just died in 1992.


1-) Rubberband Girl.
2-) And So Is Love.
3-) Eat the Music.
4-) Moments of Pleasure.
5-) The Song of Solomon.
6-) Lily.
7-) The Red Shoes.
8-) Top of the City.
9-) Constellation of the Heart.
10-) Big Stripey Lie.
11-) Why Should I Love You?
12-) You're the One.

Aerial (2005)

Aerial is Kate's long awaited eighth studio album, released on November 7, 2005. It was her first album since 1993. The album peaked at #3 in the UK and has been certified Platinum by the BPI and sold over 1,100,000 copies after just 5 months of being released. The album is made of two discs: The first one called A Sea of Honey, which contains unrelated songs; the second disc is called A Sky of Honey is made of songs that are connected with the recurring theme of a birdsong (the album's cover art, which seems to show a mountain range at sunset over a sea is in fact a waveform of a blackbird song). All of the pieces in this suite refer or allude to air or sky in their lyrical content. The single released from this album was King of the Mountain (#4 U.K., #13 Ireland).

A Sea of Honey:

1-) King of the Mountain.
2-) π.
3-) Bertie.
4-) Mrs. Bartolozzi.
5-) How to Be Invisible.
6-) Joanni.
7-) A Coral Room.

A Sky of Honey:

1-) Prelude.
2-) Prologue.
3-) An Architect's Dream.
4-) The Painter's Link.
5-) Sunset.
6-) Aerial Tal.
7-) Somewhere in Between.
8-) Nocturn.
9-) Aerial.

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Under the Ivy

Under the Ivy is a self-made compilation which consists of several of Kate Bush's non-album tracks which spans from 1980 till 2005. It is important to notice that the tracklist of this compilation is based upon Kate Bush's volumes 1 & 2 from her boxset This Woman's Work, released in 1990.


1-) The Empty Bullring.
2-) Ran Tan Waltz.
3-) Passing Through Air.
4-) December Will Be Magic Again.
5-) Warm and Soothing.
6-) Lord of the Reedy River.
7-) Ne T'en Fui Pas.
8-) Under the Ivy.
9-) Burning Bridge.
10-) My Lagan Love.
11-) The Handsome Cabin Boy.
12-) Not This Time.
13-) Don't Give Up (duet with Peter Gabriel).
14-) Experiment IV.
15-) Be Kind to My Mistakes.
16-) I'm Still Waiting.
17-) Ken.
18-) One Last Look Around the House.
19-) Rocket Man (Elton John cover).
20-) Lyra.



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  3. thanks,great to have all of kate's albums on one site!kate rulez
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  4. kate bush is a genius, all her work is just fantastic, experimental and artistic, thanks a lot for sharing!

  5. Gotta love some KB! Just reviewed The Dreaming on my music blog too. Have a good one!

  6. thank you so much!!!

  7. let me know if you would like the "this womens work cd's

    i have volumes one and two and also three that was never released but i was given it from EMI i also have one cd called Collaborations and another called Kates Demo's

    you still need 50 words for snow
    Directors cut and the remastered versions of
    hounds of love
    red shoes
    sensual world
    contact me via my google account if you want them



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  9. This woman'#s work - my all time KB favourite. Eyes bawling every time!

  10. i am a Japanese and have been loving her music since she came n showed incredible performance of "moving" in Tokyo Music Festival.