Michael Kamen RIP

Just a few days after we had posted news of Kate’s latest collaboration with him, it is with great sadness that we heard today of the sudden death of composer, conductor and arranger Michael Kamen. Michael suffered an apparent heart attack in his London home on Tuesday. He was known for his many film soundtrack recordings as well as his collaborations with pop and rock musicians over the years. His work with Kate included a recording of her version of the song Brazil for the 1985 Terry Gilliam film, as well as orchestral arrangements on the albums Hounds Of Love, The Sensual World & The Red Shoes, adding his magic to songs such as The Fog, Moments Of Pleasure, Hello Earth and This Woman’s Work. As we know he had also written string arrangements for her eighth studio album just weeks before his death. Despite having recently revealed that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996 he nevertheless remained extremely active, crediting his late mother with teaching him the three “W”s – wisdom, wit & warmth. Fans on this site’s forum have placed their thoughts and wishes with his family and friends. (also see MichaelKamen.com)

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