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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 releaseher 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. Herdistinctive three-octave voice, literary-based lyrics and eclectic personality somehow found a niche in the late '80s pop scene and made her acelebrity.Her second release, Lionheart, followed the same year, along with heavy promotion and a world ...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 releaseher 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. Herdistinctive three-octave voice, literary-based lyrics and eclectic personality somehow found a niche in the late '80s pop scene and made her acelebrity.Her second release, Lionheart, followed the same year, along with heavy promotion and a world tour. This aspect of business made Bushuncomfortable and this, coupled with her dissatisfaction at what she felt was a rushed album, prompted Bush to make it the only tour of hercareer.Bush slowly began to withdraw from public life, taking more and more responsibility for her own output. Through the '80s, she developed aslow and painstaking approach to recording, only emerging from her private world for sporadic album releases, which became less and lesscommon 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 theUK Album Charts. The first single from the album, "King of the Mountain," was released in September 2005 and peaked at #4 in the UKsingles charts.In 2011, she released her most recent studio album, 50 Words for Snow. « hide

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LPs
50 Words for Snow
2011

3.8
360 Votes
Aerial
2005

3.9
330 Votes
The Red Shoes
1993

3.1
236 Votes
The Sensual World
1989

3.9
404 Votes
Hounds of Love
1985

4.5
1,220 Votes
The Dreaming
1982

4.4
680 Votes
Never for Ever
1980

4
405 Votes
Lionheart
1978

3.5
311 Votes
The Kick Inside
1978

4.1
548 Votes
EPs
Aspects of the Sensual World
1990

4.2
7 Votes
Kate Bush
1983

4.2
10 Votes
On Stage
1979

4.2
5 Votes
Live Albums
Before the Dawn
2016

4.3
36 Votes
Live At Hammersmith Odeon
1981

4.4
22 Votes
Compilations
The Other Sides
2019

4.5
4 Votes
Director's Cut
2011

3.3
62 Votes
This Woman's Work: Anthology 1978-1990
1990

4.5
18 Votes
The Whole Story
1986

4.5
38 Votes

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