Live Kate Bush Album Due in December

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Kate Bush's "Before the Dawn" album cover

Kate Bush’s “Before the Dawn” album cover

London concerts were her first in 35 years

A live album by Kate Bush, Before the Dawn, recorded in 2014 during her first performances since 1979, will be released by Concord Records December 2. The album will be available as a 3-CD package (pre-order here) and a 4-disc 180-gram vinyl set (pre-order here).

In March 2014, Bush announced plans to perform 15 shows in London in August and September that year. The shows sold out so quickly that a further seven were immediately added, with all shows selling out in 15 minutes. Before the Dawn was recorded during that run of 22 sold-out shows at the Hammersmith Apollo.

According to a press release, “The conceptual heart of the show is reflected in the CD format, which is split around the two integral pieces—‘The Ninth Wave’ and ‘A Sky Of Honey.’”

CD 1 ends with the track “King of the Mountain,” which bridges into “The Ninth Wave” suite of songs on CD 2.

Watch Kate Bush sing “Morning Fog” in London in 2014

CD Track listing:

CD1
Lily
Hounds of Love
Joanni
Top of the City
Never Be Mine
Running Up That Hill
King of the Mountain

CD2
Astronomer’s Call (Spoken monologue)
And Dream of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking the Witch
Watching Them Without Her (dialogue)
Watching You Without Me
Little Light
Jig Of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog

CD3
Prelude
Prologue
An Architect’s Dream
The Painter’s Link
Sunset
Aerial Tal
Somewhere In Between
Tawny Moon
Nocturn
Aerial
Among Angels
Cloudbusting

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Kate Bush (photo from her website)

Kate Bush (photo from her website)

Vinyl track list

Vinyl 1: Side A
Lily
Hounds Of Love
Joanni
Top Of The City

Vinyl 2: Side B
Never Be Mine
Running Up That Hill
King Of The Mountain

Vinyl 2: Side A
Astronomer’s Call
And Dream Of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking The Witch
Watching Them Without Her
Watching You Without Me

Vinyl 2: Side B
Little Light
Jig Of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog

Vinyl 3: Side A
Prelude
Prologue
An Architect’s Dream
The Painter’s Link

Vinyl 3: Side B
Sunset
Aerial Tal
Somewhere In Between

Vinyl 4: Side A
Nocturn
Aerial

Vinyl 4: Side B
Among Angels
Cloudbusting

The album was produced by Kate Bush. Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed.

Watch Kate Bush perform “Sunset” at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014

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