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Old 25-02-2009, 11:23
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Finally got around to adding "Hounds of love" to my WMP this week. She is such a fantastic artist
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Old 25-02-2009, 13:29
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It looks as though Kate is back in the studio, oh well, another 8 years to go.

http://www.katebushnews.com/katenews.htm
I can't find anything on that website about her making new work, maybe I missed it. They talk about the 'new' album but I presume they mean Aerial, as the site looks like it doesn't get update very often. Would be good to hear that she was working on new stuff, when we'll hear it though is another matter all together.
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Old 26-02-2009, 14:25
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I can't find anything on that website about her making new work, maybe I missed it. They talk about the 'new' album but I presume they mean Aerial, as the site looks like it doesn't get update very often. Would be good to hear that she was working on new stuff, when we'll hear it though is another matter all together.

17th January 2009: With the great recent coverage in The Word magazine and the upcoming BBC documentary I couldn't resist sharing with you that Del Palmer posted on his Myspace last week that he was in the studio with "you-know-who." Obviously we can't read tooooo much into this but we'd be kidding ourselves if he didn't mean Kate was working (as now expected) on follow-up material to her Aerial album. Wonderful news. We are older and wiser now and don't expect any new music shortly, but can only smile contentedly and send out our wishes that fun is had in the studio yet again.
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Old 26-02-2009, 18:11
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not yet...but please feel free
oh and, hello
I'm not going to labour it - I've never seen Kate talk about it and it seems rude to speculate about something that may be private. But even as far back as Heavy People we were getting Gurdjeff and Dervish references - it's very marked in a song like Lily. To me Kate has at least a very strong interest in Western Quaballah and the like. I probably should have said nothing.
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Old 26-02-2009, 19:24
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17th January 2009: With the great recent coverage in The Word magazine and the upcoming BBC documentary I couldn't resist sharing with you that Del Palmer posted on his Myspace last week that he was in the studio with "you-know-who." Obviously we can't read tooooo much into this but we'd be kidding ourselves if he didn't mean Kate was working (as now expected) on follow-up material to her Aerial album. Wonderful news. We are older and wiser now and don't expect any new music shortly, but can only smile contentedly and send out our wishes that fun is had in the studio yet again.
I'm not older or wiser and I'm expecting a fab new double album by Easter.... Or else!
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Old 26-02-2009, 22:56
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I can't find anything on that website about her making new work, maybe I missed it. They talk about the 'new' album but I presume they mean Aerial, as the site looks like it doesn't get update very often. Would be good to hear that she was working on new stuff, when we'll hear it though is another matter all together.
kate news doesn't come along very often....but the site linked is very credible!
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Old 26-02-2009, 22:59
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I'm not older or wiser and I'm expecting a fab new double album by Easter.... Or else!
you and me both....but i expect easter 2015 will be nearer the mark.
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Old 26-02-2009, 23:02
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at the risk of sounding like a 'sweeping statement' is being made.... she is our best ever female atriste, being inovative, creative and highly talented.
ah, but some sweeping statements are well justfied
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Old 26-02-2009, 23:04
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getting back to the word article, i loved stuart maconies story about getting a kiss on the lips from kate
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Old 27-02-2009, 08:33
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unfortunately i have more chance of growing a third nut than kate ever touring again......she last toured 30 yrs ago!
Far be it for me to rub it in, but I saw Kate at the London Palladium in 79 (shows my age).
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Old 27-02-2009, 14:19
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Such an awe inspiring unique talent ... when will we see her like again?

It's hard to pick out favourite tracks .. they are all gorgeous. Listening to the 'Ninth Wave' on headphones in the middle of the night is worth a try (will frighten the life out of you almost) ... 'Oh England, my Lionheart' is a favourite.

In a way .. because of the adverts .. 'This Woman's Work' has almost been ruined but it's still hauntingly beautiful.

I like the way she collaborates with all sorts of people .. like Lenny Henry (as someone has already mentioned) and Rolf Harris. Plus the way she could lend her own vocals as back up (as in 'Games Without Frontiers') to beautiful effect.

I heard that the Brit's would offer her a lifetime achievement award if only she would perform but she has refused. I can't blame her not wanting to add her name to the absolute sham that is the Brit Awards but I so wish she would.
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Old 27-02-2009, 14:36
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Such an awe inspiring unique talent ... when will we see her like again?

It's hard to pick out favourite tracks .. they are all gorgeous. Listening to the 'Ninth Wave' on headphones in the middle of the night is worth a try (will frighten the life out of you almost) ... 'Oh England, my Lionheart' is a favourite.

In a way .. because of the adverts .. 'This Woman's Work' has almost been ruined but it's still hauntingly beautiful.

I like the way she collaborates with all sorts of people .. like Lenny Henry (as someone has already mentioned) and Rolf Harris. Plus the way she could lend her own vocals as back up (as in 'Games Without Frontiers') to beautiful effect.

I heard that the Brit's would offer her a lifetime achievement award if only she would perform but she has refused. I can't blame her not wanting to add her name to the absolute sham that is the Brit Awards but I so wish she would.
When Aerial came out I developed this fantasy of Kate peforming at Glastonbury.

Pyramid stage, full orchestra, purple stage lighting, laser light show.....

and at the point where Kate sang the words 'Look at the Sky' I just know half the crowd would be flooded with tears..... in fact just imagining it sets me off
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Old 03-03-2009, 00:29
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Far be it for me to rub it in, but I saw Kate at the London Palladium in 79 (shows my age).
i was 8 at that time and didn't become aware of kate till the hounds of love album.......i always dream of a time machine that takes me back to that tour
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Old 03-03-2009, 00:35
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Such an awe inspiring unique talent ... when will we see her like again?

It's hard to pick out favourite tracks .. they are all gorgeous. Listening to the 'Ninth Wave' on headphones in the middle of the night is worth a try (will frighten the life out of you almost) ... 'Oh England, my Lionheart' is a favourite.

In a way .. because of the adverts .. 'This Woman's Work' has almost been ruined but it's still hauntingly beautiful.

I like the way she collaborates with all sorts of people .. like Lenny Henry (as someone has already mentioned) and Rolf Harris. Plus the way she could lend her own vocals as back up (as in 'Games Without Frontiers') to beautiful effect.

I heard that the Brit's would offer her a lifetime achievement award if only she would perform but she has refused. I can't blame her not wanting to add her name to the absolute sham that is the Brit Awards but I so wish she would.
its true kate turned down a lifetime achievement award because they would only award it if she performed....i dont imagine kate liked the ultimatum, or cares much for awards.
good on her i say!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 00:37
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When Aerial came out I developed this fantasy of Kate peforming at Glastonbury.

Pyramid stage, full orchestra, purple stage lighting, laser light show.....

and at the point where Kate sang the words 'Look at the Sky' I just know half the crowd would be flooded with tears..... in fact just imagining it sets me off
thats my bedtime thoughts taken care of
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Old 03-03-2009, 17:48
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i was 8 at that time and didn't become aware of kate till the hounds of love album.......i always dream of a time machine that takes me back to that tour
The footage of the Hammersmith Odeon concert is fantastic .. that bit at the end after Wuthering Heights where she starts waving and then puts her flowers down and starts leaping up and down waving always moves me to tears .. I don't know why cos it's not sad but it's just so endearing.

All the performances are fantastic but I particularly liked 'L'Amour Looks Something Like You', 'James and the Cold Gun' and the mime for 'Hammer Horror' but it's a difficult one cos every song is choreographed and sung perfectly.

I never saw it live but I wish I had .. and those that did probably didn't realise at the time they were seeing something very rare let alone exquisite.
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Old 03-03-2009, 23:32
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The footage of the Hammersmith Odeon concert is fantastic .. that bit at the end after Wuthering Heights where she starts waving and then puts her flowers down and starts leaping up and down waving always moves me to tears .. I don't know why cos it's not sad but it's just so endearing.

All the performances are fantastic but I particularly liked 'L'Amour Looks Something Like You', 'James and the Cold Gun' and the mime for 'Hammer Horror' but it's a difficult one cos every song is choreographed and sung perfectly.

I never saw it live but I wish I had .. and those that did probably didn't realise at the time they were seeing something very rare let alone exquisite.
i do have the hammersmith odean gig on dvd.....better than nothing i suppose
i agree though that those there probably didn't realise the rarity of what they were fortunate enough to experience!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:29
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Kate Bush is incredible. 'Hounds of love' was the first album I brought aged 14 (im 20 now). Each one of her songs is like a piece of art in itself, I love this woman, she's a genius on so many levels.

Fave Kate Bush songs are - Wuthering heights (of course), suspended in gaffa, get out of my house, running up that hill, cloudbusting, and more, i like all of them really.

Although her latest stuff isn't so good, i like her more when shes being 'crazy'.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:57
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i do have the hammersmith odean gig on dvd.....better than nothing i suppose
i agree though that those there probably didn't realise the rarity of what they were fortunate enough to experience!!

Oh, but I did. I still have the programme and cuttings from the papers, Record Mirror (gone but not forgotten) and Popstars (I think it was called).

It's a pity they have never released the concert uncut including all the songs.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:39
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I've been listening to Wow quite a lot recently. Kate Bush is slowly growing on me.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:22
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I was 8 when she perfomred live and did manage to see a gig which is still quite vivid in my memory esp the WH ending. I was also at The Big Sky video shoot back in 1986 and thatw as well good.

I am HOPING for an album next year...autumn 2010. Actually I am hoping for a gig at the Albert hALL....BUT HEY.....
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Old 04-03-2009, 23:02
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The footage of the Hammersmith Odeon concert is fantastic .. that bit at the end after Wuthering Heights where she starts waving and then puts her flowers down and starts leaping up and down waving always moves me to tears .. I don't know why cos it's not sad but it's just so endearing.

All the performances are fantastic but I particularly liked 'L'Amour Looks Something Like You', 'James and the Cold Gun' and the mime for 'Hammer Horror' but it's a difficult one cos every song is choreographed and sung perfectly.

I never saw it live but I wish I had .. and those that did probably didn't realise at the time they were seeing something very rare let alone exquisite.
Am I ( I think I am) right in saying Hammersmith was the first time anyone had used a headset mike?
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:22
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Am I ( I think I am) right in saying Hammersmith was the first time anyone had used a headset mike?

Yep, all through that tour it was used. Beat that Madonna!
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:39
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yes, and the ironic thing is that years later I've seen it being used by 'groups' like 'Hearsay' or 'Atomic Kitten' et al .. to enable them to MIME without having to hold the mic!!
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Old 13-03-2009, 20:00
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Great old interview with Paul Gambaccini - BBC1, Pebble Mill - October 29th 1982:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSQ6ispjgnU
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