Well, I'm finally getting around to digitizing my 700+ cassettes (at my wife's insistence--she wants them out of the house), so I'm going to start posting some goodies here. I taped many a show in the Toronto area from the late '80's to the late '90's, and also recorded a lot of radio broadcasts, mostly from CFNY, 102.1 in Toronto. Hope you stumble across something you like, or even a show you were at!

addendum: I have had many comments about the fate of my tapes, so for those worried about them...the masters I am boxing up and storing in my parents' basement. The others (mixed tapes, recorded LP's, etc) are getting tossed. My wife is not evil or insensitive--we live in a small place, and the many boxes were getting in the way. This is something I'VE wanted to do for awhile, as well. She just gave me the push. Oh, and she doesn't have shelves of makeup, or hundreds of shoes, no matter what stereotypes you care to buy in to. Her comic collection, however....

Kate Bush--TV appearances, 1978-85

A lot of the tapes I bought via the mail were soundtracks from TV appearances. Much of them were useless--really, if some video show plays the "Army Dreamers" video, do we need an audio capture of that? Surely not. I have gone through the tapes, and removed anything like that. Sometimes, that left only the interviews. Sometimes, nothing. On some of these shows, though, there are in-studio live performance (a very different "December Will Be Magic Again" on Winter Showtime, for instance), and sometimes footage from the tour. I would like to point out that I have since seen the video for the Swedish TV specials, and the live tour material is NOT from the Hammersmith Odeon video. Basically, I removed anything I had any doubts about at all. Sound quality varies--who knows what gen video was used for what gen audio.
I would love to see the video for the Nationwide doc about the tour--the rehearsal sounds fascinating. Oh well, perhaps it will surface one day.

Lineage: unknown gen tape of unknown gen video from TV>M audio sound card>wav>flac editing with CDWav.

Track Listing:
each show in a separate folder

Ask Aspel--Sept. 5, 1978
01. intro
02. Wuthering Heights (live excerpt)
03. interview
04. Kashka From Baghdad (live in studio)
05. interview

BBC 1 Interview--April 29, 1980
01. interview about "Breathing"

BBC Nationwide Documentary--Aug. 8, 1979
01. documentary with interview and live snippets

Countdown Special--June 1979 (Swedish TV)
01. Them Heavy People (live)
02. Strange Phenomena (live)
03. Hammer Horror (live)
04. James and the Cold Gun (live)
05. Wuthering Heights (live)

Global News, Toronto--Nov. 25, 1985
01. interview

Kenny Everett Video Show--1978
01. interview

MuchMusic--Nov. 25, 1985
01. interview pt. 1
02. interview pt. 2

New Music, Toronto--1984
01. interview

New Music, Toronto--Nov. 25, 1985
01. interview pt. 1
02. interview pt. 2
03. interview pt. 3

Profiles in Rock--1981
interview in 7 parts.

Revolver--May 21, 1978
01. intro by Peter Cook
02. Them Heavy People (live in studio)

Scene 78--Feb. 9, 1978 (West German TV)
01. Kite (live)
02. Wuthering Heights (live)
03. interview

Set Books--March 19, 1978
01. interview
02. Wuthering Heights (acapella excerpt)

Toronto Rocks--Nov. 25, 1985
01. interview

UK and Sweden TV, 1979
01. Moving (live)
02. Saxophone Song (live)
03. James and the Cold Gun (live)
04. Feel It (live)
05. Kite (live)
06. Wow (live)
07. Them Heavy People (live)

Winter Showtime--Dec. 22, 1979
01. December Will Be Magic Again (live studio)


This is number 58 in on ongoing series.