Stunning Audio Document of Kate Bush's First Live Shows Since 1979!
Before the Dawn was recorded during the incredible run of 22 sold-out shows performed by Kate Bush at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 2014. In March 2014 Kate 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.
The first night of the shows prompted a complete media frenzy with the 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.
The audio document of those mesmerizing, historic shows is now presented on the 4LP box set Before The Dawn. Produced by Bush herself, nothing on the 29-track program was re-recorded or overdubbed and the sound here is astonishing. Features modern takes on such beloved songs from her extraordinary catalog as "Running Up That Hill," "Hounds of Love," "And Dream of Sheep," "Waking The Witch" and "Cloudbusting" among others.
"Bush’s return to the stage is a staggering triumph" - Metro
"British music’s most significant female artist." - Evening Standard
"Some powerful magic has restored Kate Bush to us." - Observer
"A triumphant return by one of our greatest, most original and influential music stars." - The Sun
"Stunning, undoubtedly the most ambitious and genuinely moving piece of theatrical pop ever seen on a British stage." - The Independent
"This visionary performance is worlds apart." - The Times