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Kate Bush

A prodigy of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, Londoner Kate Bush signed her first record contract (with EMI) at aged 16, but didn't release her first record, 'The Kick Inside,' until four years later, in 1978.

The album was a huge success, mostly due to the surprise hit single 'Wuthering Heights,' topping the UK charts upon its release. Her distinctive three-octave voice, literary-based lyrics and eclectic personality somehow found a niche in the late 80s pop scene and made her a celebrity.

Her second release, 'Lionheart,' followed the same year, along with h ...read more

A prodigy of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, Londoner Kate Bush signed her first record contract (with EMI) at aged 16, but didn't release her first record, 'The Kick Inside,' until four years later, in 1978.

The album was a huge success, mostly due to the surprise hit single 'Wuthering Heights,' topping the UK charts upon its release. Her distinctive three-octave voice, literary-based lyrics and eclectic personality somehow found a niche in the late 80s pop scene and made her a celebrity.

Her second release, 'Lionheart,' followed the same year, along with heavy promotion and a world tour. This aspect of business made Bush uncomfortable and this, coupled with her dissatisfaction at what she felt was a rushed album, prompted Bush to make it the only tour of her career.

Bush slowly began to withdraw from public life, taking more and more responsibility for her own output. Through the 80s she developed a slow and painstaking approach to recording, only emerging from her private world for sporadic album releases, which began less and less common throughout the late 80s and 90s.

In November 2005, Bush released the double-CD 'Aerial,' her first original album since 1993's 'The Red Shoes,' peaking at #3 in the UK Album Charts. The first single from the album, 'King of the Mountain,' was released in September 2005 and peaked at #4 in the UK singles charts. « hide

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LPs
50 Words for Snow
2011

3.8
186 Votes
Aerial
2005

3.9
142 Votes
The Red Shoes
1993

3.1
102 Votes
The Sensual World
1989

3.9
166 Votes
Hounds of Love
1985

4.5
484 Votes
The Dreaming
1982

4.3
262 Votes
Never for Ever
1980

3.9
142 Votes
Lionheart
1978

3.5
110 Votes
The Kick Inside
1978

4.1
223 Votes
EPs
Kate Bush
1983

3.8
2 Votes
Live Albums
Live At Hammersmith Odeon
1981

4.2
11 Votes
Compilations
Director's Cut
2011

3.2
37 Votes
This Woman's Work: Anthology 1978-1990
1990

4.4
7 Votes
The Whole Story
1986

4.5
13 Votes

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