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Kate pays tribute to Bob Mercer, and Aerial to finally be available on iTunes

Kate pays special tribute to her friend Bob Mercer on the front page of her official website today:

Also in today’s update from Kate, it’s been a long wait, but users of the iTunes downloading service will be able to download the Aerial album as it was meant to be experienced. From the news page of Kate’s official site

We are pleased to announce that as from mid-May, Aerial,  Kate’s most recent album, will be available to download from  iTunes for the first time, including a version of ‘A Sky Of Honey’ that now runs as one piece of music, which is how it was always intended to be heard. With special thanks to David Munns.

Bob Mercer passes away…

So soon after the passing of Morris Pert we have heard some more very sad news. Former managing director of EMI, Bob Mercer, died on May 5th after a brief battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife Margie and son Jackson. He was 65 years old. Dave Cross, who we all know from Homeground and who has worked at EMI, has sent us some words about Bob which speak for us all:

“Although I never met Bob, he was something of a legend at EMI as a very artist driven man, a proper music man, who worked with many EMI acts, especially Kate, he was one of the key people in her being signed to the company and was very supportive of her in the early days, our thoughts are with his family and friends including Kate” (thanks Dave) Del Palmer has posted about his friend here. Billboard Magazine pays tribute here.

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