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Kate Bush Returns For First Live Show In 35 Years

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The ecstatic return of Kate Bush to the stage on Tuesday night at London's Hammersmith Apollo (where she played her last show in 1979) was a triumph for the singer and her devoted fans.

The three-hour concert, the first of 22 sold-out shows through October 1, was audacious, artistically bold and deeply moving and Bush's voice was agreed to be utterly flawless. The eclectic set not only included some of Bush's well-known songs like "Cloudbusting" and "Running Up That Hill" from 1985's Hounds of Love, but also the "The Ninth Wave" suite from that same album and the entire "Sky of Honey" suite from 2005's Aerial. No songs from her first four albums were included.

Below, read a roundup of some of the first night reviews, the set list and BBC2 Newsnight's review, featuring singer Anna Calvi and actress Gemma Arterton.

Kate Bush Reviews:
Guardian
Telegraph
BBC
New York Times

Set List:
Lily
Hounds of Love
Joanni
Running Up That Hill
Top of the City
King of the Mountain

The Ninth Wave
And Dream of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking the Witch
Watching You Without Me
Jig of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog

A Sky of Honey
Prelude
Prologue
An Architect’s Dream
The Painter’s Link
Sunset
Aerial Tal
Somewhere in Between
Nocturn
Aerial

Encore
Among Angels
Cloudbusting
 

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