1. Kate Bush at the BBC DVD Performances Compilation Air Date: 22/08/14: Originally aired on the BBC 4 on the 22nd August 2014, This compilation spanning nearly 20 years between 1978 and 1994, Kate Bush appeared on a variety of BBC programmes, including Saturday Night at the Mill, Ask Aspel, the Leo Sayer Show, Wogan and Top of the Pops. This compilation showcases her performances of hit songs such as Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, Running up That Hill and Hounds of Love, alongside other intriguing and lesser-known material in the BBC studios.
2. Wuthering Heights – TOTP 1978
3. Them Heavy People – 1978
4. Moving – 1978
5. Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake – 1979
6. Wow – 1979
7. Hammer Horror – 1979
8. The Wedding List – 1979
9. The Man With The Child In His Eyes – 1979
10. Babooshka – 1980
11. Running Up That Hill – 1985
12. The Hounds Of Love – 1986
13. Experiment IV – 1986
14. The Sensual World – 1989
15. This Woman’s Work – 1989
16. Rocket Man – 1991
17. And So Is Love – 1994
2. The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill Documentary 22/08/14: Originally aired on the BBC 4 on the 22nd August 2014. This documentary film explores Kate Bush’s career and music, from 1978’s Wuthering Heights to her 2011 album 50 Words for Snow, through the testimony of collaborators and those she has inspired.
Rare, early-career interview and performance footage of the notoriously private and stage-averse Bush herself are featured. Contributors include the guitarist who discovered her (Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour), the choreographer who taught her to dance (Lindsay Kemp) and the musician who she said ‘opened her doors’ (Peter Gabriel), as well as her engineer and ex-partner (Del Palmer) and several other collaborators (Elton John, Stephen Fry and Nigel Kennedy).
Also exploring their abiding fascination with Kate are fans (John Lydon, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) and musicians who have been influenced by her (St Vincent’s Annie Clark, Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes), Tori Amos, Outkast’s Big Boi, Guy Garvey and Tricky), as well as writers and comedians who admire her (Jo Brand, Steve Coogan and Neil Gaiman). Also features St. Vincent, Tricky, Suede’s Brett Anderson and Viv Albertine of The Slits
“I don’t think she’s ever particularly wanted to play the game, has she?,” Suede’s Brett Anderson asks rhetorically in the early moments of the BBC’s 2014 documentary The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill. “But when you’ve done great work like she’s done, and then you retract from the public, people almost have to make up their own version of you, don’t they?” Indeed, while we each have our own conceptions of who Kate Bush is and what her music means to us, there’s no denying the profound and far-reaching impact that Bush has had on the world of music at large.
Must-watch viewing for all Kate Bush fans, the short film broadcast by the BBC three years ago delves deep into the iconic singer-songwriter-performer’s career progression and magnetic mystique, while examining the making of her most memorable albums, including her 1978 debut LP The Kick Inside, 1985’s landmark Hounds of Love, 1989’s masterful The Sensual World, and 2005’s comeback effort Aerial. (60 Minutes)
Total Running Tim is 1 Hour 59 Minutes