5.9.14

NEVER IN A
MILLION YEARS ... 
 KATE BUSH LIVE 2014

There's always been one thing that I thought 
would never ever happen in a million years ... 
Kate Bush playing live again. 

Not only is she doing that this year but also, thanks to a 
dear friend, I get to go and see the show in September! 

Unreal and utterly fabulous! We've got seats on the 
balcony which is great, you get a sense of the whole 
spectacle so much better from up there and Kate 
being as theatrical as she is it's going to be 
an amazing show I'm sure.


CONCERT REVIEW: (SPOLIER ALERT) I must admit I was 
slightly disappointed there was no material from the first 
four albums ("The Dreaming" is my favourite) but one can
 only assume there's a good reason for it - whether her 
voice can't handle the songs anymore or she 
simply didn't want to rake over old ground. 

The "Before The Dawn" show consists of a few individual songs 
("King Of The Mountain", "Joanni" etc.) before it launches 
into the "The Ninth Wave", the B-side of "Hounds Of Love". 

The songs are weaved into a continuous story about a shipwreck 
and a woman on the verge of drowning with a video screen, 
helicopter effects, lights, smoke and set pieces. Kate sounds 
absolutely stunning and the band & backing singers 
who double as actors are brilliant. 

I must admit I found her son Bertie's nasal voice extremely 
annoying and he is not a particularly great singer. 
There is a scene with him and his father which no amount 
of sympathy for the Bush family will save - it's just naff 
apart from the last two minutes when Kate 
pops up behind the door.

The light effects all through the show deserve a special 
mention, they work beautifully with the songs.

After the interval it's time for "A Sky Of Honey", the B-side 
of "Aerial". It's slow in parts and the endless videos 
of birds get a bit samey after a while but again 
she sounds phenomenal. 

The encores are "Among Angels" with just 
Kate and a piano and "Cloudbusting".

So if I had to give it stars out of five I suppose three 
would be about right. Parts of it are mind 
blowing, other parts a bit ho-hum.

The stage before the show started. Kate has requested
no photos or video to be taken during the show.

The interval curtain.

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