'There might be something at some point'
Last week saw the release of Bush’s live album ‘Before The Dawn’, but fans are still eager for footage from the already legendary gigs – especially as she banned mobile phones, photos and filming at the shows. These were the ‘Wuthering Heights’ icon’s first live shows in 35 years. Now, it seems that official footage of the shows does exist – and may eventually see the light of day.
“It was filmed,” Bush told Mojo. “And it has been archived. But I think that the CD, is in a way, much more representative of being at the shows than a DVD. When you’re at a live show it’s the whole experience of sitting there in an audience, you can scan the stage, choose where to look, its completely different from film.”
She added: “There might be something at some point, but there’s certainly no plans at the moment. I want to very much move on and do something new.”
This is a special piece of film to accompany the release of the live single ‘And Dream Of Sheep’. The vocal was performed live while filming Kate lying in the huge water tank at Pinewood Studios. This was to create a sense of realism, as the character in the song is lost at sea.
“One of the most powerful things that I heard recently was ‘Blackstar‘ by Bowie,” she said. “I thought it was beautiful. Very moving of course, but I think one of the best things he’s ever done.”
Speaking of their relationship and the tribute she wrote following his death, Bush continued: “Well I was asked whether I would write something, and because he meant such a lot to me, I really felt moved to do so. He was one of my great heroes when I was growing up. He was such a brave artist, so unusual, and I loved his music. I met him a few times; he was really charming and playful. But I just sort of admired what he achieved creatively.”
When both artists’ history of challenging gender norms, Bush replied: “I think when I’m working creatively, I don’t really think of myself of writing as a woman. I just think of writing as me, as a person, if that makes sense.”