KATE BUSH : LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Label : Picture Music International
Time : 53:21
Venue : The Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
Date : May 13th, 1979
Quality : Soundboard Recording (A+)
Review (Wikipedia) : Live at Hammersmith Odeon is a live concert performance by the British singer Kate Bush. It is a recording of her first and only concert tour from 1979, first released on home video in 1981. The video was re-released in 1994 as a boxed set that included a CD version of the performance.
In September 1979, Bush released an EP of four tracks recorded at the final dates of her only major tour, called On Stage which reached no.10 in the UK singles chart. The Hammersmith Odeon performance had been added at the last moment as a benefit for 21 year old Bill Duffield, her lighting director, who had died at the Poole Arts Centre during the tour. Although it was rumoured that Bush declined to tour again due to this accident, coupled with other factors including a much rumoured fear of flying, she has since claimed that it was the toll of extensive travelling and performing to large audiences that deterred her from more tours.