Emi Records has recently announced that singer Kate Bush will release her new studio album on November 7th in the Uk, and in the US one day later.
The double album entitled Aerial is her fisrt studio material in the alst 12 years.
The singer, whose last public appearance was in 2001, when she received Q magazine's "classic songwriter" award in London, will also release a single, King of the Mountain, on 24 October.
Both the single and album are produced by Bush herself.
The 47-year-old performer's last album, The Red Shoes, reached number two in the UK album chart in 1993.
Kate Bush became famous in 1978 with her debut hit Wuthering Heights, which topped the UK chart for four weeks, followed by acclaimed debut album The Kick Inside, which sold over a million copies in the UK and had another Top Ten hit, "The Man With The Child In His Eyes." Her second album, 1978's Lionheart, wasn't quite as successful, but her third, 1980's Never For Ever, entered the charts at #1.
Amongs her most famous music materials were "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", but also "Games Without Frontiers." and "Don't Give Up", sang with Peter Gabriel. "Running Up That Hill" was also her first US hit, reaching #30. In 1989 she returned with The Sensual World, another critically hailed album, featuring two US Modern Rock hits, "Love and Anger" and the title track. She only released one album in the '90s, 1993's The Red Shoes. It featured another US Modern Rock Hit, "Rubberband Girl."
Since then, many artists including Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Goldfrapp stated they were influenced by Kate Bush.
"I'm so pleased with everyone's work on this record. There are some lovely performances and I hope you will all feel it's been worth the wait. Bertie keeps me very busy, he is so much fun", Kate said in December 2004.
Known contributors to the new album include Mick Karn, drummer Stuart Elliott and jazz percussionist Peter Erskine. The late Michael Kamen wrote the string arrangements for two tracks which will appear on the new album - she recorded what she has described as "some beautiful orchestral movements" with him and the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road in October 2003.
Chris Hall has played accordion on one track. Classical musicians Emma Murphy and Susanna Pell have also recorded for the album. Del Palmer is said to be engineering. Kate has had her new recording studio serviced and upgraded and started recording in late 1999.
Kate Bush Discography - Kate Bush Albums & Kate Bush CDs
1978 The Kick Inside EMI
1978 Lionheart EMI
1980 Never for Ever EMI
1982 The Dreaming EMI
1985 Hounds of Love EMI
1989 The Sensual World Columbia
1993 The Red Shoes Columbia
Kate Bush Discography - Live and Compilation Kate Bush Albums & Kate Bush CDs
1979 On Stage (EP) EMI
1986 The Whole Story EMI America
1989 Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1979 A&M
1990 This Woman's Work (1978-1990) EMI
1998 This Woman's Work (Box Set) EMI
1999 Lionheart/Dreaming EMI
Kate Bush Discography - 1970s/80s Kate Bush Singles
1978 Wuthering Heights
1979 The Man With The Child In His Eyes
1980 Army Dreamers
1980 December Will Be Magic Again
1982 There Goes a Tenner
1985 Running Up That Hill
1989 Aspects of the Sensual World (EP)
1989 The Sensual World
1989 This Woman's Work
1989 Love And Anger
Kate Bush Discography - 1990s Kate Bush Singles & Kate Bush CDs (Singles)
1990 The Sensual World
1991 Rocket Man
1993 And So is Love
1993 Eat the Music
1993 Moments of Pleasure
1993 Rocket Man
1993 Rubberband Girl
1993 Eat The Music
1994 Man I Love
1994 The Red Shoes
Kate Bush Discography - Interview Kate Bush Albums & Kate Bush CDs
1986 Interview 1986 AVI
1986 Kate Bush on Compact Disc the Interview AVI
1987 Interview Picture Disc Baktabak
1988 Conversation AVI
Kate Bush Discography - Kate Bush Videos & Kate Bush DVDs
1981 Live at the Hammersmith Odeon Capitol
1986 The Whole Story: The Videos Pioneer
1990 Sensual World: Video Atlantic
1994 Line the Cross & The Curve Sony
1995 Single File P.M.I.