Live at Hammersmith Odeon (Kate Bush album)

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Live at Hammersmith Odeon
Live album by Kate Bush
Released 3 January 1994
Recorded 13 May 1979
Genre Alternative rock, art rock, pop rock
Length 53.22
Label EMI on Picture Music International
Producer Kate Bush
Kate Bush chronology
The Red Shoes
(1993)The Red Shoes1993
Live at Hammersmith Odeon
(1994)
Aerial
(2005)Aerial2005
Live at Hammersmith Odeon
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Video by Kate Bush
Released 1981
Recorded 13 May 1979
Genre Alternative rock, art rock, pop rock
Length 53 Minutes
Label EMI on Picture Music International
Director Keith "Keef" MacMillan
Producer Kate Bush
Kate Bush chronology
Kate Bush: Live at Hammersmith Odeon
(1981)
The Single File
(1983)The Single File1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Live at Hammersmith Odeon is the first live album by the British singer Kate Bush. It is a recording of her first of only two concert tours, The Tour of Life from 1979, first released on home video in 1981. The video of The Tour of Life was re-released in 1994 as a boxed set that included a CD version of the performance.

The twelve song live album is heavily abridged. The complete show consisted of twenty-four songs. The performance consists mainly of songs from The Kick Inside and Lionheart with a new song "Violin"; which would subsequently appear on Bush's third studio album Never for Ever in 1980.

In September 1979, Bush released an EP of four tracks recorded at the final dates of her only major tour, called On Stage, which reached #10 in the UK singles chart.[2] The EP includes a performance of "L'Amour Looks Something Like You" which was cut from the abridged live album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kate Bush.

No.TitleLength
1."Moving"3:32
2."Them Heavy People"4:02
3."Violin"3:33
4."Strange Phenomena"3:26
5."Hammer Horror"4:26
6."Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake"4:00
7."Wow"4:00
8."Feel It"3:14
9."Kite"6:12
10."James and the Cold Gun"8:44
11."Oh England My Lionheart"3:23
12."Wuthering Heights"4:50

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

The following list is taken from the tour programme. Additional personnel may be involved.

Film crew[edit]

  • Keith "Keef" MacMillan - Director
  • Kate Bush - Producer, Choreography
  • Richard Dellow - Cinematographer
  • Barrie Dodd - Cinematographer
  • Jim McCutcheon - Cinematographer
  • Mike Morgan - Cinematographer
  • Ron Tufnell - Cinematographer
  • Sandy Field - Title Design
  • Joe French - Unit Production Manager
  • John Henshall - Lighting
  • Sarah King - Production Assistant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dillard, Brian J.. Review: Kate Bush: Live at Hammersmith Odeon. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  2. ^ "KATE BUSH │ Artist │ Official Charts". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.