Kate Bush Releasing Live Album ‘Before The Dawn’ From London 2014 Shows

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. Kate’s own website crashed with the demand.

The first night of the shows prompted a complete media frenzy with the U.K.’s 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 December 2nd, 2016, the live album Before The Dawn will be released in a 3-DISC CD package and a 4-DISC 180-GRAM vinyl package. 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’.

CD1 ends with the pivotal track ‘King Of The Mountain’ which bridges into ‘The Ninth Wave’ suite of songs on CD2.

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

Following the first week of performances eight of Kate Bush’s albums charted simultaneously within the UK Top 40, making her the only female artist in history to achieve this feat.

The full CD track list is below.

 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

The full 4X vinyl track list is below.

Vinyl 1: Side A

 Lily

Hounds Of Love

Joanni

Top Of The City

Vinyl 1: 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

 

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