Pre-sale of the week is Before The Dawn by Kate Bush, out on 25 November.
Are you ready for a fresh Kate Bush release in your record collection? We are so delighted to let you know Kate is releasing Before The Dawn, featuring recordings from her extraordinary 2014 run of shows at the Hammersmith Apollo. We can’t wait to play these glorious recordings LOUD! The power and beauty of Kate’s voice combined with the sheer brilliance of her musicians and cast is going to be heart-stopping.
Not only does each set include every song performed each night, it also includes a surprise live version of ‘Never Be Mine’ which was presumably cut from the actual shows for running time, marking the first appearance of a song from The Sensual World album in a Before the Dawn setting. The track was clearly originally intended to be part of the ‘band performance’ opening act of the shows. We also now have titles for two of the dramatised elements of the live show. Attendees will remember that actor Kevin Doyle (of Downton Abbey fame!) played the part of the concerned astronomer in the film segment that opens The Ninth Wave, ‘Astronomer’s Call’. A comedic scene between Kate’s son Albert McIntosh and actor Bob Harms is now titled ‘Watching Them Without Her’. ‘Little Light’ provides the serene choral lead-in to the powerful live version of ‘Jig of Life’, and Albert McIntosh takes on lead vocal duties as The Painter on the new song ‘Tawny Moon’, giving the lunar spectacle a prominent place in this wonderfully expanded production of A Sky of Honey in Act Three.
Act One: Lily / Hounds Of Love / Joanni / Top Of The City / Never Be Mine (previously unheard live performance) / Running Up That Hill / King Of The Mountain
Act Two – The Ninth Wave: Astronomer’s Call (feat. Kevin Doyle spoken monologue) / And Dream Of Sheep / Under Ice / Waking The Witch (feat. Jo Servi) / Watching Them Without Her (feat. Albert McIntosh and Bob Harms) / Watching You Without Me / Little Light / Jig Of Life (feat. John Carder Bush) / Hello Earth / The Morning Fog
Act Three – A Sky of Honey: Prelude / Prologue / An Architect’s Dream / The Painter’s Link (feat. Albert McIntosh) / Sunset / Aerial Tal / Somewhere In Between / Tawny Moon (feat. Albert McIntosh) / Nocturn / Aerial
Encore: Among Angels / Cloudbusting
We’re offering Before The Dawn at special pre-release prices, which won’t be available after release. Click here for more details and to order your copy.