Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Desert Island Kate Discs!

Desert Island Kate Discs

What are Darrell and Paul’s Top 3’s from all of Kate’s albums, and what single, album, video and b-side would they take on a desert island? In this new episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, for the first half we get the rare glimpse of hearing Darrell and Paul chatting together in the same place, as opposed to Skyping transatlantically. Plus, Ron and Cyril get another spin with a Kate cover!

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Kate featured in Prog Magazine 100th issue

Prog Magazine cover detail

Issue 100 of Prog Magazine celebrates this milestone and Kate is featured on the cover illustration, alongside Dave Gilmour, Thom Yorke…and a unicorn! As part of their “100 icons” feature inside, the magazine, which deals exclusively in “progressive rock” since the 1960s, has a piece on Kate written by Heather Findlay. It even comes bundled with a 148 page Jethro Tull Magazine! Kate has been the cover star of this magazine twice before. More details at the magazine site here.

Prog Magazine cover

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fRoots magazine Summer 2019 explores Kate’s folk music influences!

fRoots Summer 2019Many of you will know that fRoots is a specialist music magazine published quarterly in the UK since 1979. It specialises in folk and world music, and features a compilation downloadable album with every issue, with occasional specials. Sadly, it seems the Summer 2019 issue may possibly be its last after 40 years of publication. A special feature by Tim Chipping in this issue explores “the untold story of how folk singer A.L. Lloyd influenced one of the greatest pop stars of the modern age” …Kate Bush, of course.

The excellent article features interviews with Kate’s brother John Carder Bush, our own Krys and Peter Fitzgerald Morris from HomeGround Magazine (!), Dave Arthur, Colin Irwin and Alistair Anderson (who performed concertina on Rocket Man). It also includes two beautiful photos from John’s 2014 updated edition of Cathy – the earliest photo we’ve seen of Kate singing!

Krys Fitzgerald Morris writes: “A lovely feature in the new edition of Froots folk magazine. Tim Chipping contacted me about a piece he wanted to write about Kate’s folk roots & he came over to interview Peter & myself in January. After meeting Tim I forwarded an email from him to John Carder Bush. John was interested & got involved. It’s a wonderful feature with a new unseen photo of Kate & John singing together when she was a child. Tim, you’ve done a fantastic job. X”

You can order the issue from the fRoots site here

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Kate Bush Fan Podcast – The Trio Bulgarka and Kate!

Kate’s work with the exquisite, breathtaking, Trio Bulgarka from Bulgaria remains one of the outstanding collaborations of her career to date. Seán has wanted to feature them in a special podcast episode for a long while now, and here he explores how Bulgarian singing started to be discovered by the world in the 1980s and how Kate met and recorded incredible music with Yanka, Eva and Stoyanka on two of her albums!

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Trio Bulgarka and Kate

Kate and Yanka

Kate and the Trio

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New Bush Telegraph podcast: The Hammer Horror trauma effect!

Darrell and his brother

In the latest episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, Bush Telegraph (aka Darrell and Paul) chat with Darrell’s brother and put him to task to see if he can answer a Kate Pop Quiz! Russell remembers hearing Kate through the bedroom wall constantly, and here he is interviewed to face the trauma it caused him one more time! Darrell and Paul also find a rare recording of the very first Kate tribute act. Not to be missed.

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Our new fan podcast episode is a Cloudbusting special!

As Kate’s 12″ Cloudbusting picture disc tops the UK vinyl singles chart for a second week running, Seán devotes this episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast to discussing the origins and history of Kate’s glorious, classic song, along with the iconic promotional film co-starring Donald Sutherland. (Rare photo of the shoot above is taken from the book Kate: Inside The Rainbow by John Carder Bush, available here.)

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Kate is NUMBER ONE on the UK vinyl singles chart with Cloudbusting!

UPDATE 7th June: Kate is now number 1 for 2 weeks running!

Forget your push-button digital downloads, way-too-easy streaming and oh-so-convenient iTunes libraries – UK fans have FLOCKED to actual bricks-and-mortar record stores (mostly FOPP and HMV) and have propelled Kate’s 12″ picture disc of Cloudbusting straight to Number 1 in the vinyl singles chart!

She has dislodged her hero, the much-missed David Bowie, from pole position. Congratulations to Kate and the Fish People, we love the beautiful disc, and all the excitement and energy it stirred in Kate fans around the world! Another big success for the Kate Bush Remastered project.      

Cloudbusting 

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12″ Cloudbusting picture disc is out on Friday!

Kate Cloudbusting 12" 2019

pic disc back small

What is it? Kate has decided to release a (rather lovely) new 12″ picture disc of Cloudbusting, issued through selected record stores around the world on Friday May 24th. The disc features the original imagery from both the 1986 Cloudbusting single and the 1991 Rocket Man single (as shown below). 

Cloudbusting single Rocket Man single

Why is it being released? Kate didn’t release any special vinyl for Record Store Day this year, but this picture disc coincides with her recent 4CD collection of rarities, The Other Sides, itself part of the Kate Bush Remastered project. In this way it is promoting her entire reissued back catalogue and supporting a lot of independent record shops worldwide in the process, as well as some selected larger retailers. 

Tracklisting? The disc has 4 tracks and they are all taken from The Other Sides 4CD set AND also on the Remastered in Vinyl IV 4 disc box set. Side 1: Cloudbusting (The Orgonon Mix, 2018 Remaster)  / Under The Ivy (2018 Remaster) Side 2: Rocket Man (2018 Remaster) / Warm And Soothing (2018 Remaster).

How to get one? An almost complete list of participating retailers is now up on Kate’s official site. Any fans who may not live near a record store, or who find their local store’s small allocation of discs has sold out – please know that many of the retailers are offering the disc online, even some not listed on Kate’s site, so don’t pay crazy Ebay/Discogs prices, shop around! 

How limited is it? Kate’s site says that the disc will be an “extremely limited edition” release, but we don’t think it will be quite as limited as previous Record Store Day discs such as Lake Tahoe or the pink vinyl Hounds of Love EP, which now command huge prices on the collector’s market. Our best guestimate is 4,000-5,000 copies worldwide…but that hasn’t been confirmed! Our advice: if you do feel like adding this gorgeous disc to your collection (and who can argue with that iconic imagery from the Cloudbusting video shoot!) secure your copy now either in-store or online, before it sells out.   

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Glenys Groves exclusive fan podcast interview – Part 2!

Glenys Groves 1979

In the new episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast as we celebrate 40 years since the 1979 tour – What did Glenys get up to with Kate in Paris? What was Glenys’s favourite song to sing, and favourite song to watch Kate perform? What synchronicity did Kate, Glenys Groves and Liz Pearson* share? Part 2 of the Glenys Groves interview courtesy of Paul and Darrell (Bush Telegraph) is here!

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*read Kate’s tribute to Liz Pearson, the other backing singer from 1979, from when Liz sadly passed away in May 2012… 

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The KT Bush Band play Norwich on Thursday 16th May

News of a new gig from The KT Bush Band at Epic Studios, Norwich, Thursday 16th May. Thanks to Vic King for letting me know. 

The KT Bush Band was formed in 1977 by guitarist Brian Bath, drummer Vic King, bassist Del Palmer and Kate Bush on vocals and piano. Their set consisted of classic soul and rock covers, Brian’s original songs, and many of Kate’s songs before they were released on the EMI label. The band quickly gained a loyal and venue-filling following – playing gigs around well-known venues in London, performing songs like “James and the Cold Gun”, “Them Heavy People” and “Oh To Be in Love” long before they were released by songwriter Kate Bush on The Kick Inside.

Fast forward 40 years to 2017, Vic and Brian have taken The KT Bush Band back on the road: performing the music of Kate Bush, along with fascinating insights and anecdotes from the early days, and with some original KT Bush Band songs not heard since 1977!

Vic & Brian are joined by Sallie-Anne Hurst on Vocals, Steve Bevan on Bass, and Emily Francis on Keys.

KT BUSH BAND

All info on www.thektbushband.com and their Facebook page! 

KT Bush Band poster

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Cloudbusting released as 4-track 12” picture disc on 24th May!

Kate Cloudbusting 12" 2019

Update: An almost complete list of participating retailers is now up on Kate’s official site

More updates: Kate’s new picture disc release is popping up for pre-order in more international outlets, Tower Records in Dublin had it online but their allocation seems to have sold out. HMV and Fopp in the UK have some (pre-order in-store only), FNAC in France online, and JPC online in Germany and at IBS in Italy where you can also order it online and also at La Feltrinelli online store here. Check locally!

A new release to coincide with the recent 4CD collection of rarities, The Other Sides, is being issued through independent record stores, including the Rough Trade online store, on May 24th. Described as a 4-track 12” Cloudbusting picture disc, it features imagery from the Cloudbusting and Rocket Man singles artwork. £21.99 + shipping. Check with your local indie record store. Full track-listing:

Side A

1 Cloudbusting (The Orgonon Mix, 2018 Remaster)
2 Under The Ivy (2018 Remaster)

Side B

3 Rocket Man (2018 Remaster)
4 Warm And Soothing (2018 Remaster)

The Rough Trade preorder links listed previously seem to have been a bit premature, keep an eye on Kate’s official site, it looks like this won’t be horribly limited, so you should all be able to order one!

Also available in the US here: https://www.bullmoose.com/p/30067510/kate-bush-cloudbusting-picture-disc-indie-exclusvie It was available to pre-order, 1 per customer, here: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/kate-bush-cloudbusting

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Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Bush Telegraph – Glenys Groves Interview!

Kate signed photo to Glenys Groves

Darrell and Paul talk about 1979 and their disappointment in not being able to see Kate perform live on the ‘Tour Of Life’. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this legendary tour, Darrell has an exclusive interview with Glenys Groves, who was one of the two backing vocalists on the tour. This is Part 1 of the interview.

Glenys Groves tour programme 1979

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Before The Dawn Podcast Part 3 – Kate’s Triumph!

Kate on stage

In this final part of his trilogy of episodes on Kate’s phenomenal Before The Dawn shows, Seán revisits the impact and lasting legacy of Before The Dawn. All the excitement, ecstatic reviews, historic album chart success, celebrity attendees, awards, acclaim and the live album are all discussed in detail. Enjoy!

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Before the Dawn Podcast – Part 2 – The Show!

Kate Bush - Waking the Witch - Before the Dawn

The second of Seán’s 3-part series of Kate Bush Fan Podcasts about Kate’s phenomenal Before the Dawn shows is now uploaded! It’s a good one!! This 90-minute episode takes the listener right through her opening night performance on 26th August 2014, song-by-song, capturing the atmosphere, describing the on-stage action and celebrating one of the greatest returns to live performance in music history!

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Before the Dawn podcast is here! Part 1 of three-part series on Kate’s phenomenal shows!

Before the Dawn - cast photo

It’s here! I’ve finally uploaded Part 1 of this long-promised three-episode series of podcasts about Kate’s extraordinary, phenomenal return to the stage in 2014’s Before the Dawn shows. In this first episode, I trace the origins of Kate’s live comeback through the initial concept, rehearsals, massive media coverage, ticket frenzy and right up till opening night…

It was a lot of work to put together, so I really hope you enjoy this and that it brings back a lot of memories of that incredible year! You can subscribe to the Kate Bush Fan Podcast on iTunes or on any podcast app you happen to use, such as Stitcher or Tunein or listen below on Soundcloud.

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