Published on 29th September 2016
Kate Bush to release the live album Before the Dawn
Kate Bush has announced the release of Before the Dawn, which was recorded during her twenty two sold-out shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in 2014. The album will be released on 25th November 2016.
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“In March 2014 Kate Bush announced plans to perform 15 shows in London in August and September that year, her first live shows since 1979. The shows sold out so quickly that a further 7 were immediately added, with all shows selling out in 15 minutes. This very website crashed with the demand.
The first night of the shows prompted a complete media frenzy with the Evening Standard declaring that the show was “an extraordinary mix of magical ideas, stunning visuals, attention to detail and remarkable music – she was so obviously, so unambiguously brilliant, it made last night something to tell the grandchildren about.”
Later that year the show won the special Editor’s award at the highly prestigious London Theatre Awards, the only contemporary music show to do so.
On November 25 the live album “Before The Dawn” will be released on CD (3 CDs) and vinyl (4 vinyl) and digital download. The conceptual heart of the show is reflected in the CD format, which is split over 3 discs centred around the two integral pieces – ‘The Ninth Wave’ and ‘A Sky Of Honey’.”
Astronomer’s Call (Spoken monologue)
And Dream of Sheep
Waking the Witch
Watching Them Without Her ( dialogue)
Watching You Without Me
Jig Of Life
The Morning Fog
“The album was produced by Kate Bush. Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed.”