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Under The Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush

Under The Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush

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By Graeme Thomson

In this new, updated edition of the Graeme Thomson's critically acclaimed biography, a near-exhaustive survey of Kate Bush's life surveys everything from her upbringing in South London to her stunning return to live performance in August 2014.

The original edition of Under The Ivy was called one of the best music biographies ever, and this new and updated edition adds in a wealth of new research to make it include the complete scope of Bush's oeuvre. With over 70 new interviews, an in-depth analysis of her triumphant return to the stage after 35 years, and three sections of fantastic photographs, this is the most complete Kate Bush biography on the market, and is a must for any fan.

Detailing everything from her upbringing to her early exposition of talent, to her subsequent evolution into one of the most stunningly creative and fascinating visual and musical artists alive today, Under The Ivy truly is the story of one woman's life. This is in no way a superficial rumour-mill, however, as Thomson writes with great detail, accuracy and above all admiration for her work, this is in equal parts a biography and an analysis of Kate Bush's art.

Focusing on her unique working methods, her studio techniques, her timeless albums and inescapable influence, Under The Ivy is a true exploration of one of the world's most underappreciated yet gifted artists. Eminently readable, this book will be an eye-opening journey of discovery for somebody unfamiliar with Bush, but will also reward a long-term fan with new insights and fresh analysis.

'The best music biography in perhaps the past decade' The Irish Times

'Superb.... A compelling examination of an artist in a constant state of becoming' Mojo

'Penetrating textual study potently combining interviews and research.' The Beat

'It’s certainly a book that will keep Kate’s very many fans pretty happy for some time to come.' Classic Rock

'Excellent biography...  the author tells an impressively detailed story of an artist who continues to be a major inspiration... expertly unravelling her contradictions and motivations.' Record Collector

Publication Date: 09.02.15
ISBN: 9781783056996
Extent: 432 pages
Format: Paperback

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