SENSUAL, SECRETIVE, OBSESSIVE: the story of Kate Bush: Recording Artist is a rich and dramatic quest for control and possession of her art – one which her raft of newly remastered albums underlines with an unmistakeably personal touch. In new material from interviews with Tom Doyle, Bush relives the highs and lows of her hunt for perfection in the latest MOJO magazine, in UK shops from Tuesday, November 20, and available to buy online now.
“It would’ve been nice if some of the stuff I did wasn’t always so hard,” she told Doyle as she discussed all her greatest moments in depth. Above all, it’s the story of Bush’s increasingly specific sonic visions and the initiative she took in bringing them to life.
“I think music is very visual,” she said. “On Never For Ever, there was quite a bit of that… trying to imagine being there. It’s that thing of being in this place, isn’t it? That you’re talking about or singing about. So, then you’re trying to create what it looks like and who’s there.”
Included in our Kate Bush coverage: a full review of the new remastered box sets, plus Ian Rankin on her lyrics, which are published in book form by Faber & Faber on December 6.
Also in the new MOJO:
Best Of 2018 CD, including tracks by Elvis Costello, Cat Power, Idles, Ry Cooder, Kamasi Washington and more.
MOJO’s Review Of The Year, featuring: the 75 best new albums of the year; the 20 best reissues; plus words of wisdom from 2018’s musical maestros, including Arctic Monkeys, David Byrne and breakthrough band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Not forgetting The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year, with input from Kim Deal, Nile Rodgers, DJ Muggs and more!
Plus: Van Morrison; the Pretty Things; Sonic Youth; the Specials; Rosanne Cash; XTC; Peter Gabriel; Jeff Tweedy; The Rolling Stones; Jimi Hendrix; David Bowie; oodles more.
Online-sold, UK newsstand and UK subscribers’ copies ALSO include a special Collectors’ Cover and an Elvis Presley documentary DVD.