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Kate Bush Announces Physical Album Reissues Ahead of Rock Hall Induction

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Kate Bush celebrates her extraordinary comeback with a reissue of her albums in physical formats.

The enigmatic English singer’s label Fish People is pulling the trigger on “unlimited editions” of her reissued albums, spanning her 10 studio efforts, including U.K. No. 1s Hounds of Love and Never for Ever, The Dreaming, and her debut The Kick Inside, plus the remix album Director’s Cut.

“It’s been great fun putting together these new versions, including the colored vinyl for independent record stores,” comments Bush in a statement.

“They’ve been designed as a ‘set’. It’s very exciting to see the resurgence of appreciation for the physical presence of albums released on vinyl. It’s how it’s always been for me, especially when I was a teenager. The whole buzz of the record store was part of the experience. Buying an album was an event.”

She continues, “There’s a special emotional connection that happens between the possessor of an album, the music and the artwork, when it exists in the real world. It’s something we can treasure in a unique way.”

The reissues feature the remastered audio from a 2018 campaign, when Bush’s entire musical output was released on vinyl across four box sets, including songs that had never before been pressed on wax.

The release campaign caps a thrilling resurgence for Bush in recent years. Powered by the fourth season of Stranger Things, Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God”) became a chart phenomenon all over again.

By mid-2022, she was No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters Chart, and the song had logged multiple weeks at No. 1 in Australia and the U.K., where she was anointed as the oldest female artist ever to lead the Official U.K. Singles Chart (at 63 years and 11 months). This Friday (Nov. 3), Bush will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, during a ceremony that will air live on Disney+.

“I hope you enjoy these reissues,” writes Bush. “A great deal of care and thought has gone into them.”

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