Kate has sent out the following seasonal message to her fans via the Kate Bush Club (yes, it still exists!) With thanks to Steve and Melisande on the site’s forum. Special thanks as always to the lovely Lisa Bradley of the KBC for still being there for us and for Kate!

Hello Everyone, Many thanks for all your great letters of support and encouragement – they mean such a lot. The album is nearly finished now and will be out next year – we’ll let you know when. It features some beautiful orchestral movements by Michael Kamen – we had a wonderful day together at Abbey Road Studios last winter. I’m so pleased with everyone’s work on this record. There are some lovely performances and I hope you will all feel it’s been worth the wait. Bertie keeps me very busy, he is so much fun and we are all really looking forward to Christmas. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and I hope next year is a really happy one for you. Lots of love, Kate x