Kate Bush - Before The Dawn (Live Album)

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Better than absolutely nothing I suppose but I'm hoping this is a prematurely announced component of a full release
 

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Why on earth only digital? She's the sort of act who could get away with charging a fortune for all sorts of special editions and fans would gladly sell organs.
 

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Not precisely the news I wanted to hear, but I'll take it over nothing. There may be more to come of course or there may be nothing at all - this source is not exactly watertight.

It wouldn't be Kate if she didn't take her sweet time though :D
 

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Could this be some kind of Bootleg? Concord isn't the name of her record label...
 

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The alleged cover.

She records under own label (Fish People) and licenses it back to EMI. So technically, she could choose to with Concord if she wasn't happy with EMI anymore.
 

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Were the live vocals at this show ACTUALLY GENUINELY PROPERLY GOOD or was everyone just convincing themselves that they were amazing? I've always wondered...
 

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I wonder if maybe she didn't like the stuff they filmed. Something that works wonderfully on stage isn't necessarily going to be as great as a video, and Kate's notorious for being hands on and something of a perfectionist.
 

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Were the live vocals at this show ACTUALLY GENUINELY PROPERLY GOOD or was everyone just convincing themselves that they were amazing? I've always wondered...
Oh hun the vocals were genuinely and truly ON POINT AND PROPERLY GOOD. Trust!
 

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DIGITAL ONLY AUDIO RELEASE???


What the ACTUAL FUCK? :manson:

She is A Modern.

And those vocals shot through me like bolts of lightning - Hounds of Love hit you in the face like a horse's hind legs and the science fiction orgasm of A Deal With God were just out of this world. Maybe it actually is for the better it's not ready yet as the memory I have of Kate and her merry men is just so special.
 

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The same site that first reported the digital release now saying this photo was uploaded on a Finnish site but then taken down :o

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The vocals were fine, but her voice is certainly deeper compared to her heyday in the 80s, so most of the songs from that period 'sound' different.

I really wish they'd release a proper DVD with all her videos and rare performances rather than this.
 
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I've always thought Lily was chosen as the opening song because (in my memory) it brought the vox and immediately dispelled any concerns people might have had about her voice
 

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She confirmed in her 6 Music interview that there'll be no DVD, and she's not currently working on new material. :bruised:

In happier news, here's the gorgeous And Dream of Sheep video from the live shows.

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This is one of my favourite songs of hers, so haunting. This is VERY NICE DEAR and I'm really SORRY you got HYPOTHERMIA recording it but if you're not going to release a DVD it's a SHOULDER SHRUG from me - it's decontextualised and missing all the atmosphere of the original recording.
 

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You should listen to the 6Music interview because she explains her reasoning and does so rather eloquently.
 

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She's just becoming a PRETENTIOUS OLD CUNT, isn't she?

Which is a pity as I felt the show itself benefited from how warmth and human she actually seemed, in contradiction to the rumour mill...
 

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Surely there's an argument that she ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
 

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QUITE

writing songs about literary heroines and indulging in interpretive dance, while all her classmates were unzipping their loon pants and getting fingered around the back of the local Wimpy.
 

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Much as I'd like the opportunity to see the show again, her explanation in the 6 Music interview was perfectly reasonable and not pretentious at all. She doesn't owe us a DVD, or anything else.
 
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I don't see a BIT of pretence as a bad thing anyway.
 

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I feel like pretentious is second only to literally in terms of misused words in criticism.

If anything I'm always struck by how humble and self-effacing she is about her work when she's interviewed. I can totally see why what she does would come across as a bit arty-farty to some, but that's not the same as being pretentious.

To reach for an easy comparison, Tori Amos (who I also like a lot) is somebody I would absolutely describe as pretentious about the work she creates.
 
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She doesn't "owe" anyone ANYTHING but it would be nice for the QUITE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT of fans who couldn't get tickets or lived in other countries when she didn't move the production away from one venue...
 

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She doesn't "owe" anyone ANYTHING but it would be nice for the QUITE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT of fans who couldn't get tickets or lived in other countries when she didn't move the production away from one venue...

I don't disagree, but it's a bit of a leap from that to PRETENTIOUS OLD CUNT. Her reasons for not releasing the DVD made sense to me.

Besides, it's been recorded so no doubt we'll get it when she dies. :(
 

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Some interesting nuggets from this SuperDeluxeEdition interview with one of the guitarists from the tour. Sat In Your Lap and The Big Sky were both considered for the setlist, but ultimately ditched.


SDE: When you first got that call in October, did she already have quite a clear vision of what she wanted to do?

DR: I think she was pretty damn clear, yeah. She knew the material late in the year, but very precisely. There was only one thing I’d started listening to – and I can’t even remember what it was – but something got ditched.

SDE: Really? Because The Ninth Wave and the second half of Aerial, A Sky of Honey, they’re obviously as is. You’re not going to leave anything off that.

DR: No, the first section … I can tell you if I look [David clicks around on his computer]

SDE: This is probably a stupid question, but you didn’t have any hesitation in accepting the offer to play…

DR: No, none at all… [David find’s the info on his computer] She was wanting to do Sat in Your Lap and then changed that for Top of the City. We never rehearsed Sat in your Lap. I learned it, but it never got as far as rehearsals.

SDE: If that had been done, that would’ve been the earliest track to be performed, because that was off of 1982’s The Dreaming.

DR: Yeah. Well, Never be Mine we rehearsed quite a lot, but only did it a couple of times.

SDE: Why didn’t Never be Mine make it into the show, then?

DR: I think Never Be Mine was just a bit too downbeat. And then the other thing we looked at briefly, what was it? The Big Sky, which we’d tried. We only tried it once with the whole band – once or twice – and it just sounded like a bit of a mess because she was thinking of that as the encore, maybe. I think both Bertie and I thought Cloudbusting would be better, so we pushed for that.

I'd have killed to hear either of those, but can totally understand why they wouldn't have worked.
 

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I've only listened to the first disc so far but King Of The Mountain is even more :o than I remember
 

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