Newsbits…

Newsbits: Q Magazine have again published a poll of it’s reader’s 100 Greatest Albums of all time and Kate’s Hounds Of Love is at number 51. A previous Q poll a few years back had the album placed at number 48 but, as one person pointed out on the guestbook, there are 11 albums which make the top 50 this time which have been released since that last evaluation. Not bad at all then. Q describe the album as “Prog-rock’s only sexy record. Still sounds terrifying and sexy”…on Wednesday 27th November the BBC ran a documentary about EMI Records, Kate had a brief mention (cover of The Kick Inside shown and Don’t Give Up vocal played)…ITV showed a programme on Sunday 24th called Songwriters Forever. As well as Lennon and McCartney’s solo work, Kate’s work was featured and included were clips from Babooshka, Hounds of Love & This Womans Work. It also included old interview clips with Kate (thanks to Simon O’Donovan and J on the guestbook)…the BBC have added two more clips of Kate’s Top Of The Pops performances on their Kate Bush “star microsite”. Wuthering Heights from March 2nd 1978 and The Man With The Child In His Eyes from June 29th 1978. Check out the site here (thanks to Michael Leitz/Cynthia Conrad)…speaking of songwriters I’ve been told that you should check out this site, this singer/songwriter is a big fan of Kate and performs Cloudbusting live…here’s a link that Michael Leitz sent in of an interview with the British band Ladytron. They talk about their musical influences; “Kate Bush is amazing, there’s no one like her,” says Helen. “As for Joni Mitchell, she’s one for the girls. Boys just can’t understand her”…Yvonne Betz (who dueted on Don’t Give Up with Xaivier Naidoo on his last concert tour) is currently recording her first studio album and apparently she’ll be doing a cover version of Running Up That Hill…finally a “where is she now?” article recently popped up in the French magazine “Rock & Folk“. Fanch Oriant sends this scan from the November 2002 issue.

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Seán Twomey has been running the Kate Bush News & Information site since January 1998.
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