5 Songs Featuring Kate Bush That May Have Escaped Your Notice
Today we celebrate the birthday of a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice, and while we know that the only beautiful that really matters is the voice, weâre just speaking truth here: Kate Bush is an all-around beauty. To commemorate this important occasion, weâve put together a list of 5 tunes you may not have realized that Ms. Bush sings on. Give it a look and a listen, wonât you?
1. Lesley Duncan, âSing Children Singâ (1979): Bush is part of this charity singleâs all-star chorus, which means that you donât really hear her very well (if at all), but some of her fellow chorus members include Joe Brown, Phil Lynott, and Pete Townshend. Talk about good company!
2. Roy Harper, âYouâ (1980): Given Bushâs connection to David Gilmour, who helped kick her career into motion, itâs not a real surprise that sheâd end up working with Harper â a past Pink Floyd collaborator â at some point or other. In this case, she duets with him, with guitar provided by Gilmour. Shocker!
3. Zaine Griff, âFlowersâ (1982): Raised in New Zealand and Tahiti by his Danish parents, Griff met Bush in the mid-1970s when both were studying mime and movement in London. Bush isnât the only superstar who connected with Griff: his album FIGVRES includes contributions from future film composer Hans Zimmer and Yellow Music Orchestra member Yukihro Takahashi.
4. Go West, âThe King is Deadâ (1987): This collaboration came about thanks to Alan Murphy, who worked with both the band and Bush, and it was a big enough deal â and a substantial enough contribution â to warrant the words âfeaturing Kate Bushâ on the sleeve when it was released as a single.
5. Prince, âMy Computerâ (1996): When an artist releases a 3-disc, thirty-six song album, itâs none too surprising that some notable tracks in the mix are going to get lost in the shuffle, and that may well be the case for this track, since youâd think everyone would want to shout from the rooftops about a Prince / Kate Bush collaboration. The two singer-songwriters had previously collaborated on âWhy Should I Love You,â from Bushâs 1993 album THE RED SHOES, but this song about online dating â even if itâs a little dated now â really deserves to receive more attention.