The Long Shadow of Kate Bush

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd writes in the Riff City music column from New York: “Though not quite as elusive as Sade, the god Kate Bush is something like a unicorn in the music world. Breaks between her albums have felt like eons for megafans — four years between Hounds of Love and the Sensual World, four more ‘til The Red Shoes, and a punishing 12 more before the double album Aerial (2005), during which we wondered if she’d just decided to pack it in. Of those 12 years, she spent nine of them making Aerial. Bless the artist who takes pains and patience. After a press flurry around the record and a couple interviews in which she debunked notions that she was a weirdo recluse because she didn’t show up at star-flecked parties, she returned to silence.” Read the full article here.

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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2 Responses to The Long Shadow of Kate Bush

  1. H.R. Hudson says:

    I listened to “Hounds of Love” and “Aerial” over two nights. And the stuff never gets old. Ever. “Hounds of Love”-the album just brought back so many wonderful memories. And “A Sky of Honey” is a continuation of The Ninth Wave portion. All of the pianos and instruments are so similar in tone. Thank you so much, Kate for your two masterpieces!!

  2. Collin says:

    Wait…is she saying Sade is more elusive than Kate? Sade might go years between albums, but when she returns she does a good bit of press, videos and tours. Sorry, Julianne, you missed the mark there.

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