kate-bush-befor-the-dawnSince this hotly contested post (right, Pat?), the official news has been provided that Kate Bush is, indeed, putting out Before The Dawn. It would now appear that all points of purchase will be getting physical product. Since my original post, several things have happened: 1) 3CD and 4LP sets have been announced, and 2), an date change has occurred that pushes the release date closer by a week. It is now listed as November 25 in areas outside the US. The US will get all issues (3CD, DD, 4LP) on December 2.

The 3CD set and 4LP set will come with a 24-page booklet.

Back in late summer of 2014 on through to October 1, Kate Bush performed a series of shows called Before The Dawn. The shows were spectacularly received as was expected. In fact, two dates were filmed with a potential DVD release in mind. To date, that hasn’t happened (as far as I know). Which leaves a lot of disappointed fans, both attendees and fans that were unable to attend. And here we find ourselves in the latter part of 2016.

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On December 2, Concord Records will release a digital album with 29 selected performance tracks that covers three acts of the show. The show ran for 22 dates at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. For now, there isn’t anything to indicate a DVD, BD, or even CD for the title. But this is certainly a step in the right direction, I’d say.

Before The Dawn – Kate Bush

Act One:
01 – Lily  (04:48)
02 – Hounds Of Love  (03:33)
03 – Joanni  (06:07)
04 – Top Of The City  (05:24)
05 – Never Be Mine  (05:55)
06 – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)  (05:40)
07 – King Of The Mountain  (08:05)

Act Two:
01 – Astronomer’s Call  (02:44)
02 – And Dream Of Sheep  (03:37)
03 – Under Ice (03:04)
04 – Waking The Witch  (06:38)
05 – Watching Them Without Her (01:57)
06 – Watching You Without Me  (04:23)
07 – Little Light  (02:08)
08 – Jig Of Life  (04:11)
09 – Hello Earth  (07:55)
10 – The Morning Fog  (05:23)

Act Three:
01 – Prelude  (01:55)
02 – Prologue  (10:10)
03 – An Architect’s Dream  (05:22)
04 – The Painter’s Link  (01:39)
05 – Sunset  (08:00)
06 – Aerial Tal  (01:30)
07 – Somewhere In Between (06:59)
08 – Tawny Moon  (06:08)
09 – Nocturn  (08:51)
10 – Aerial  (09:43)
11 – Among Angels  (05:48)
12 – Cloudbusting  (07:16)