11 Kate Bush albums on course to enter this week’s album chart

The singer sees sales spike ahead of her live comeback

Kate Bush is on course to have 11 of her albums enter the Official Albums Chart this weekend, ahead of her first live shows in 35 years.

The singer will begin her 22-date run at London’s Eventim Apollo tonight (August 26) – her first series of gigs since 1979.

According to the Official Charts Company, the singer is set to have 11 albums enter the Official Albums Chart Top 100 this week as interest around her comeback increases.


Midweek figures reveal that all nine of the singer’s studio albums, plus ‘The Whole Story’ and ‘Director’s Cut’ compilations are placed to re-enter the chart.

Greatest hits collection ‘The Whole Story’, which reached Number One on its release in 1986, is currently Number Eight on the midweek chart with a sales spike on last week of 536 per cent. Her 1985 album ‘Hounds Of Love’ is at Number 14.

Elsewhere, 2011’s ’50 Words For Snow’ and her 1978 debut ‘The Kick Inside’ are at 32 and 33 respectively while 1989’s ‘The Sensual World’ is up 52 places at Number 41.

Further down the chart are ‘The Red Shoes’ (Number 61), ‘Never For Ever’ (65), ‘The Dreaming’ (66), ‘Director’s Cut’ (67), ‘Lionheart’ (72) and ‘Aerial’ (75).

Kate Bush recently asked fans not to take pictures at her live shows. In a statement on her website, she wrote: “We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together.”

Kate Bush joins artists including Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Savages in asking fans not to film at their gigs.


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