“SWEET JESUS, THAT’S AMAZING!” was the immediate on-air reaction from DJ Shaun Keaveny on BBC6Music this morning after he played the full 8-minute live version of King of the Mountain (Live) at 7.40am. Joined in studio by Matt Everitt, the giddy praise from the duo continued – “incredible”, “beautiful”, “remarkable”.
Such was the ecstatic reaction from both listeners and presenter, the show played the track in its entirety again an hour later! You can hear the radio premiere at the 45:50 mark here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ypdpv#play
As a result, the track is now available as a single track download on iTunes here which makes it eligible for the charts. Fan reaction focused on Kate’s extraordinary vocal (one of her finest ever?) as it builds to an unforgettable powerhouse climax, and also the simply sensational drumming of Omar Hakim. An exciting morning for fans.
Flippin eck! Breakfast goose bumps listening to Kate Bush live on @shaunwkeaveny @BBC6Music
— Paul Sheers (@muddysundays) October 21, 2016
@shaunwkeaveny holy Jesus that Kate Bush track was genius. Album ordered!
— Garry Bradley (@Gazbrad) October 21, 2016
Holy crap that @KateBushMusic live track on @BBC6Music was incredible. Weeping like I did at the live show now.
— Thorners (@ThornersSE23) October 21, 2016
Still floored by that KateBush track . Just sublime. ❤️ @BBC6Breakfast
— Dawn (@dawnlestaffs) October 21, 2016
Whole family totally wigging out to @KateBushMusic track on @BBC6Music @shaunwkeaveny 3 yr old destroying the air drums #onefortheneighbours
— claire simmons (@culture_claire) October 21, 2016
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I remember being blown away (excuse the metaphor) by this live rendition at the time – and now it’s all coming back to me again! Awsone and – if the word exists – auralgasmic (and if it didn’t it does now!)
I have just fell in love with King of The Mountain all over again…this version sounds Fxcking amazing!…can’t wait to see if Kate gets into the charts again…long overdue.
Much love, to the woman who has been the soundtrack to my life!
Phenomenal. Outstanding. Amazing!
FYI–the single can also be purchased as a CD quality 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC file.
For me, King of the Mountain was one of the key moments of the concert: the moment where the show dramatically and unexpectedly changed from a song-by-song concert to something I had never experienced before. How she fooled us all!
Now, two years later, hearing Kate sing “there’s a storm coming” and then having the song explode into the chaos that – at the concert – started the Ninth Wave part, brings goosebumps to my arms and tears to my eyes…
This is more thatn just music – this is a unique form of art in its own right.