It's certainly been a while but singer Kate Bush will release her first album in twelve years in November - a double album entitled "Aerial". This also marks the first time she has released a double album - so plenty of new material! The new collection of songs will follow a single, "King of the Mountain", released on 24 October, with both the single and album produced by Kate herself.
On a personal note, I was lucky enough to be present at her first ever gig, in Liverpool, opening her only tour to date, back in 1979. I must admit that when her first single, "Wuthering Heights" appeared I didn't like it but was won over on hearing the second, "The Man With The Child In His Eyes", which remains one of my favourite pop songs to this day. On viewing the sheet music, I subsequently realised what an interesting song "Wuthering Heights" is. Both singles can be found on her debut album "The Kick Inside". Her tour was to promote both this and her follow-up album "Lionheart".
The 47-year-old performer's last album, "The Red Shoes", reached number two in the UK album chart in 1993. Kate's last public appearance was in 2001, when she received Q magazine's "classic songwriter" award in London. I'm looking forward to hearing her new compositions.