Very tough choices. She is sublime.
“Before the Dawn”, Kate Bush’s recent run of shows at London’s Eventim Apollo, saw the unique singer/songwriter/performer return to the stage after a 35-year break. Her 25-song set featured two expansive song cycles, The Ninth Wave (from Hounds of Love) and A Sky of Honey (from Aerial), with a short opening segment devoted to a selection of post-1982 hits. Fans with expectations of getting the obligatory career-spanning show might have felt short-changed. However, anyone lucky enough to have witnessed the ensuing three-hour theatrical extravaganza barely could have summoned up the breath to wolf-whistle for “Wuthering Heights”. It was no conventional show from no conventional artist.
Considering the formidable back catalog of someone as musically gifted as Bush, the inevitable dilemma is what to leave out of any top 10. With 10 studio albums and 33 singles to ponder, it’s a particularly tough ask. Despite Bush’s status…
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