“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.
— Paul Sheers (@muddysundays) October 21, 2016
@shaunwkeaveny holy Jesus that Kate Bush track was genius. Album ordered!
— Garry Bradley (@Gazbrad) October 21, 2016
— Thorners (@ThornersSE23) October 21, 2016
Still floored by that KateBush track . Just sublime. ❤️ @BBC6Breakfast
— Dawn (@dawnlestaffs) October 21, 2016
— claire simmons (@culture_claire) October 21, 2016