Concert Review: Kate Bush Live in London
LONDON – Thirty-five years after her last concert appearance, Kate Bush is back live, and it's like she never left the stage.
Bush rocketed to the top of the charts in 1978 with "Wuthering Heights," a lush, love-it-or-hate-it, penned at the tender age of 18, based on Bush's loose interpretation of the Emily Bronte novel -- naive, heady romanticism in distilled form that only a teenage girl blessed with genius was capable of summoning.
The out-of-nowhere smash launched an eccentric, much-lauded career spanning 10 studio albums and inspiring unusual devotion among a fan base that treats her like a white witch. As the records stopped coming she came to be unfairly tabbed a recluse, which explains the shock and joy that accompanied her announcement of her current London shows.