Kate Bush FAQ



The Basic Discography


Common Ground (Celtic Voices)
Other tidbits
The Albums and Demos


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The latest KBC newsletter (#11) brought the following info from Kate herself (brought to you by [WW]):

Dear All, I've been taking time off work this year and it's been really good for me. I've still kept busy but I've also had lots of time to rest and catch up things.

Many, many thanks for your continued support - I've had such positive feedback from you about the last album and the film. I feel so priviledged to have such nice people responding to my work. I've just done a song for Donal Lunny who's putting an album together of traditional Irish music. It was fun and very challenging.

The lyrics are in Gaelic so I will eagerly await comments from all Irish-speaking listeners in particular. I'm sure Ma gave me a helping hand!

Much love to you, a very Happy Christmas and warm wishes for '96.

Kate x

Lisa added:

There is no definite release date yet but it will hopefully be available in or some time after March 1996. The title is to be "Common Ground (Celtic Voices)" and it will be released by Premier Records which is part of EMI Records. We understand that it will be available worldwide.

At present the artists appearing on this will be:

The album "Common Ground" is now out worldwide.


Kate has also designed some charity Christmas cards for the Brian Eno project "Warchild".




Early in November '94 the last set of singles for The Red Shoes appeared, again in the UK only: "And So Is Love." Two CD singles (regular and with 3 video-prints), a Cassingle and a 7" picture single in a poster bag (giant 40"x60" poster) have appeared.

See also Scott Telford's The Red Shoes Discography in Wieland Willker's Moments.




"Moments Of Pleasure" is the first Kate Bush single that is NOT available on 7" vinyl (but there is a poster bag 12"). Guess this again marks the end of an era. (In the UK only four different formats will count as a single release for chart counting, and in this case there were two CDs, the 12" and the cassingle.)

See also Scott Telford's The Red Shoes Discography in Wieland Willker's Moments.




The Line, The Cross, and The Curve finally appeared on video and should be available in good shops around the world. A DVD release was planned, but canceled. Bootleg DVDs have appeared




Albums and other major collections:

The following is not intended to be a complete discography. Something that qualifies better for that title will be available separately soon. See also the section 4.6. (Chart success), all singles are listed there.

The Cathy Demos (24 early songs, ca. 1975-77???, a MUST for every fan)

More information, including lyrics, can be found in Wieland Willker's Phoenix

Twelve of these are demos of songs that later appeared on albums, They are available on various bootlegs. (Anybody have an early 80's album called THE EARLY YEARS?).

Tracks (compiled from various boots - none contains all. The names are not officially known, so there are some songs with more than one name. Some names are from a radio broadcast in Arizona [KLN], the matching was done by [AR]):

  1. The Kick Inside (Brother) [note subtitle]
  2. Hammer Horror
  3. It Hurts Me (A Rose Growing Old, Feeling Like A Waltz)
  4. Keep(ing) Me Waiting (Stranded at the Moonbase)
  5. Davy (While Davy Dozed)
  6. Disbelieving Angel
  7. Moving
  8. Kashka From Baghdad
  9. Surrender Into the Roses (Coming Up, Carmilla)
  10. Oh To Be In Love
  11. Rinfi the Gypsy (Playing Canasta (in cold rooms))
  12. On Fire Inside a Snowball (Snow, Hot in the Ice)
  13. Dali (Ferry Me Over)
  14. Where are the Lionhearts (Lionhearts, On the Rocks) [NOT Oh England My Lionheart]
  15. Violin
  16. The Craft Of Love
  17. The Gay Farewell (Queen Eddie)
  18. Something Like a Song (In My Garden)
  19. Frightened Eyes
  20. Never The Less (You'll Do)
  21. Come Closer To Me Babe (Goodnight Baby, Who Is Sylvia?)
  22. So Soft (You're Soft)
  23. Rare Flower (I Don't See Why I Shouldn't (Pick the Rare Flower)
  24. Organic Acid



The Studio Demos (7 songs, 1977?, often listed along with The Cathy Demos)

Most of the times these share the space on CDs, LPs, singles or tapes with The Cathy Demos, the biggest distinction is that the studio demos were done together with the KT Bush Band instead of Kate alone at her piano. (Babooshka differs in style and might have been recorded at Dave Gilmor's studio, some comments on various bootlegs about the second version suggest this)

Tracks (same comments about the names as above):

  1. Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
  2. Kite
  3. L'Amour Looks Something Like You
  4. Strange Phenomena
  5. Scares Me Silly (Really Gets Me Going)
  6. "Babooshka" 1 (early, solo-piano demo version)
  7. "Babooshka" 2 ("rhythm-box" demo version)



The file-sharing networks are filled with songs misattributed to Kate. It is not known if this is due to someone deliberately doing so, or if the songs were originally unattributed, and someone thought they had made a great discovery.

Some of the most common misattributed tracks are:

The most commonly misattributed as Kate artist is Happy Rhodes, who has the unique distinction of being misattributed as not only Kate, but as a duet between Kate and Annie Lennox with her songs "When The Rain Came Down", "Don't Want To Hear It"




The Kick Inside (TKI, February 17, 1978):

The 'official' young Kate, full of passion, including her up to date only British number one megahit Wuthering Heights.


  1. Moving
  2. The Saxophone Song
  3. Strange Phenomena
  4. Kite
  5. The Man With The Child In His Eyes
  6. Wuthering Heights
  7. James And The Cold Gun
  8. Feel It
  9. Oh To Be In Love
  10. L'Amour Looks Something Like You
  11. Them Heavy People
  12. Room For The Life
  13. The Kick Inside



Lionheart (LH, November 13, 1978):

Quick follow-up to TKI, but still true Kate, i.e. great stuff. This album now is available in a special $80 "Lioness At Heart" edition, which includes a T-shirt, an album sized photo book, a poster and a postcard. It's out of print now, and you might have to search a bit. Caveat Emptor: This boxed set, while not really a bootleg in the traditional sense, in not in any way authorized by Kate or EMI.


  1. Symphony In Blue
  2. In Search Of Peter Pan
  3. Wow
  4. Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
  5. Oh England My Lionheart
  6. Fullhouse
  7. In The Warm Room
  8. Kashka From Baghdad
  9. Coffee Homeground
  10. Hammer Horror



Never For Ever (NfE, September 8, 1980):

Shows the beginning of Kate's career as a producer and a general change of style away from the girlish high pitched voice from the first two albums.

This album is also available in a special edition similar to the "A Lioness At Heart" box. Also out of print it additionally includes a numbered certificate. Again, this is not an official re-packaging.


  1. Babooshka
  2. Delius (Song Of Summer)
  3. Blow Away (For Bill)
  4. All We Ever Look For
  5. Egypt
  6. The Wedding List
  7. Violin
  8. The Infant Kiss
  9. Night Scented Stock
  10. Army Dreamers
  11. Breathing



The Dreaming (td, September 13, 1982):

Many say this is Kate's best work to date, though it was not as successful commercially. Difficult to get into, but if you finally reach it, then: play it...LOUDER!

  1. Sat In Your Lap
  2. There Goes A Tenner
  3. Pull Out The Pin
  4. Suspended In Gaffa
  5. Leave It Open
  6. The Dreaming
  7. Night Of The Swallow
  8. All The Love
  9. Houdini
  10. Get Out Of My House



The Single File (TSF, January 23, 1984):

Box of all UK 7" vinyl singles up to 1984, very collectible. It contains a booklet and the following singles:

  1. Wuthering Heights/Kite
  2. The Man With The Child In His Eyes/Moving
  3. Hammer Horror/Coffee Homeground
  4. Wow/Fullhouse
  5. On Stage (Them Heavy People/Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake/ James And The Cold Gun/L'Amour Looks Something Like You, all live)
  6. Breathing/The Empty Bullring
  7. Babooshka/Ran Tan Waltz
  8. Army Dreamers/Delius/Passing Through Air
  9. December Will Be Magic Again/Warm And Soothing
  10. Sat In Your Lap/Lord Of The Reedy River
  11. The Dreaming/Dreamtime
  12. There Goes A Tenner/Ne T'Enfuis Pas
  13. Ne T'Enfuis Pas/Un Baiser D'Enfant



Hounds of Love (HoL, September 16, 1985):

Two sided album, even on CD. One side light, one side dark. The dark side once was supposed to be filmed, but the movie got lost in all the promotion that came around HoL and TWS. Side two, also called The Ninth Wave, is about a woman drowning alone at night in the sea. All her dreams, emotions, thoughts, memories pass by in the songs. Is she rescued? Kate says so, your mileage may vary.


  1. (Hol:) Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
  2. Hounds Of Love
  3. The Big Sky
  4. Mother Stands For Comfort
  5. Cloudbusting
  1. (TNW:)And Dream Of Sheep
  2. Under Ice
  3. Waking The Witch
  4. Watching You Without Me
  5. Jig Of Life
  6. Hello Earth
  7. The Morning Fog



The Whole Story (TWS, November 10, 1986)

A compilation of Kate's biggest hits to date, also available on video.


  1. Wuthering Heights (new vocal)
  2. Cloudbusting
  3. The Man With The Child In His Eyes
  4. Breathing
  5. Wow
  6. Hounds Of Love
  7. Running Up That Hill
  8. Army Dreamers
  9. Sat In Your Lap
  10. Experiment IV
  11. The Dreaming
  12. Babooshka

Additional on video: The Big Sky
Additional on new edition of (PAL) LaserDisc:
The Sensual World
This Woman's Work
Love And Anger




The Sensual World (TSW, October 17, 1989):

According to Kate this is her "most feminine" album. Any idea as what this means? Many complain about noisy engineering, which seems to vary at least a bit with the country of origin of the CD. Some love it, some don't quite love it, especially "Reaching Out". Tracks:

  1. The Sensual World
  2. Love And Anger
  3. The Fog
  4. Reaching Out
  5. Heads We're Dancing
  6. Deeper Understanding
  7. Between A Man And A Woman
  8. Never Be Mine
  9. Rocket's Tail
  10. This Woman's Work
  11. Walk Straight Down The Middle (last track not on LP version)



This Woman's Work Boxed Set (TWW, 1990).

Not released in the USA, only in UK, Japan, Canada and France. Awfully pricey, and no lyrics or credits on the extra disks except for the Japanese version.

The box includes all 6 regular albums (no TWS of course) as well as two special extra discs that normally aren't available separately. These two discs contain almost all B-sides, dance-mixes and other incidentals. Some are unfortunately missing, major ones are:

It doesn't contain any previously unreleased material or session work with other artists. Great music though, yeah! And the first time most of these songs are available on CD.

The French version is a re-shrink-wrapped UK version. The Canadian version, lately easily available and relatively cheap, does contain the Canadian CDs which do have thinner booklets for some of the regular albums that do not always contain the lyrics. The Japanese version has:

The LP and Cassette version of this box have 9 LPs/CCs, but the same track listing.

Tracks: (CD1:)

  1. The Empty Bullring
  2. Ran Tan Waltz
  3. Passing Through Air
  4. December Will Be Magic Again
  5. Warm And Soothing
  6. Lord Of The Reedy River
  7. Ne T'En Fui Pas
  8. Un Baiser D'Enfant
  9. Under The Ivy
  10. Burning Bridge
  11. My Lagan Love
  12. The Handsome Cabin Boy
  13. Not This Time
  14. Walk Straight Down The Middle
  15. Be Kind To My Mistakes

Tracks: (CD2:)

  1. I'm Still Waiting
  2. Ken
  3. One Last Look Around The House Before We Go...
  4. Wuthering Heights (New Vocal)
  5. Experiment IV
  6. Them Heavy People (live)
  7. Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake (live)
  8. James And The Cold Gun (live)
  9. L'Amour Looks Something Like You (live)
  10. Running Up That Hill (Maxi)
  11. Cloudbusting (The Organon Mix)
  12. Hounds Of Love (Alternative)
  13. The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)
  14. Experiment IV (12" Mix)



The Red Shoes (TRS, November 1, 1993):

Her "most accessible" album. At first it sounds untypical for Kate, but this has been valid for every new album so far. There are several special editions of this album, one official from UK, one official from the USA, and several unofficial repackagings.



  1. Rubberband Girl
  2. And So is Love
  3. Eat the Music
  4. Moments of Pleasure
  5. The Song of Solomon
  6. Lily
  7. The Red Shoes
  8. Top of the City
  9. Constellation of the Heart
  10. Big Stripey Lie
  11. Why Should I Love You?
  12. You're the One


Aerial (November 7, 2005)

After a 12 year break, Kate released this double-disc. "A Sky of Honey" has been described by Kate as "just regular Kate Bush songs" (as if there were such a thing). "A Sea of Honey" is a connected suite of songs, featuring birdsong. Aerial has garnered some of the most consistantly positive reviews of her career.

Tracks on "A Sky of Honey":

  1. King of the Mountain
  2. π
  3. Bertie
  4. Mrs. Bartolozzi
  5. How to Be Invisible
  6. Joanni
  7. A Coral Room

Tracks on "A Sea of Honey":

  1. Prelude
  2. Prologue
  3. An Architect's Dream
  4. The Painter's Link
  5. Sunset
  6. Aerial Tal
  7. Somewhere in Between
  8. Nocturn
  9. Aerial

Live At The Hammersmith Odeon (1981/1994):

CD of the official video tape (see next section).



  1. Moving
  2. Them Heavy People
  3. Violin
  4. Strange Phenomena
  5. Hammer Horror
  6. Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
  7. Wow
  8. Feel It
  9. Kite
  10. James And The Cold Gun
  11. Oh England My Lionheart
  12. Wuthering Heights

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