12″ Cloudbusting picture disc is out on Friday!

Kate Cloudbusting 12" 2019

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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!

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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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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Kate’s 1979 Tour – it’s been 40 Years!

IT’S BEEN 4O YEARS! Kate’s extraordinary first tour, 1979’s Lionheart Tour, also known as the Tour of Life, kicked off 40 years ago this evening! Did you get to see one of the shows? Enjoy these stunning images from the tour by photographer Max Browne – see more of his work at this website here or email him for information: info@rockshots.co

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Tour infographic

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Here’s a couple more images from the Rock Archive site: 

Kate on stage 1979

Kate on stage 1979

As we celebrate 40 years of the Tour of Life today, we remember Bill Duffield, Kate’s lighting engineer, who sustained critical injuries in the Poole venue at the end of the night after the first date of the tour (a warm-up show on April 2nd 1979). Bill tragically died a week later. It’s lovely to think of Kate’s fans listening to her song Blow Away (for Bill) to remember him this evening x

Bill Duffield

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Update: APRIL FOOL! Kate among artists approached to join parliamentary committee

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UPDATE: APRIL FOOL! None of the story below is true…but like many of you, we sort of wish it was! Thanks for taking the joke in the spirit intended 🙂

It has been reported that Kate is among a group of 21 well known people in the UK arts world to be asked over the weekend to form an “extraordinary advisory commitee” to counsel the UK parliament in the current Brexit stalemate. Names from the world of music, film, literature and art, including JK Rowling, Danny Boyle, Kate Tempest, Stormzy, Ken Loach, Jeanette Winterson, Grayson Perry and Rita Ora are also believed to have been approached to form the advisory group which is to sit “with near immediate effect”.

The committee will be tasked with helping to formulate an agreed plan as the UK government continues to struggle to find any progress on the Brexit impasse. The extraordinary committee, part of a range of citizen’s assemblies being hurriedly created this week, may in fact be chaired by Kate, a source tells us. “The recent emphatic statement by Kate Bush rejecting any affiliation with the Conservative Party would seem to make her an ideal candidate to head up this committee with the aim of finally solving the Brexit matter once and for all.”

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New podcast episode: ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Army Dreamers’ in 1980!


In this Bush Telegraph special episode of the podcast, Darrell and Paul have lots to say, as they go back nearly 40 years, reminiscing as school friends, the anticipation of the release of two more Kate singles in 1980, Babooshka and Army Dreamers…and how those songs match up today.

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Fruitopia Revisited 25 Years Later on the Kate Bush Fan Podcast!

Fruitopia (collage)

It’s been almost 25 years…enjoy listening along with Seán as he re-visits the wonderfully unexpected surprise from 1994 that were Kate’s dazzling mini-musical-productions for the launch of Fruitopia on US television. He may even have unearthed one fans haven’t heard before! A lot of editing hard work, this one. “Hey, Hey, Juice!”

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BBC Radio 6Music Makes The Other Sides their Album of the Day!

The Other Sides BBC 6 Music

From their website: “Our Album Of The Day is The Other Sides, Kate Bush‘s new collection of remixes, b-sides, rare tracks and covers, including the likes of Sexual Healing, Rocket Man and Candle In The Wind. Hear selections from the multi-disc set on air throughout Wednesday.”

Shaun Keaveny played Humming, Lauren Laverne played The Man I Love, Steve Lamacq played I’m Still Waiting – fantastic to hear Kate’s b-side from the 1989 This Woman’s Work single played on the BBC! 

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New Kate Bush Remastered ad spot as The Other Sides is released!

Kate has issued a NEW ad for the Kate Bush Remastered CD Collections which features some highlighted tracks from the remastered albums and from The Other Sides – the 4 CD set which is out in Ireland, the UK and Europe today! Order it here. It will be released in the rest of the world on March 22nd. Featuring Rocket Man, Humming, Under The Ivy, You Want Alchemy, The Man I Love and so many more brilliant 12″ mixes, b-sides, film tracks and covers, all freshly remastered. Wonderful.

The Other Sides

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Kate Bush Fan Podcast – Bush Telegraph: New Fan Discusses His Love Of Kate, And Book Review

Bush Telegraph Podcast

In our latest episode of the Kate Bush Fan Podcast, Bush Telegraph duo, Paul and Darrell talk to Braden, a new generation Kate fan. Darrell met 19 year old Braden after noticing he had a Kate Bush t-shirt walking out of a health food store in San Francisco! Bush Telegraph also review Kate’s new book of lyrics ‘How To Be Invisible’, discovering some new gems.

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