Album of the Day: ‘The Red Shoes’ by Kate Bush

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Album of the Day: ‘The Red Shoes’ by Kate Bush

Posted 3 Nov 2022
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Kate Bush. Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images.

We’re revisiting Kate Bush’s 1993 LP, The Red Shoes – a Platinum hit in England that remains a fan favourite to this day.


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'The Red Shoes' (1993)

Literature has always been a source of inspiration for Kate Bush, but for her seventh studio set, the U.K. singer-songwriter turned to cinema. Released in 1993, The Red Shoes tips its hat to the Powell & Pressburger classic about a possessed dancer and was accompanied by a (Grammy-nominated) short film - but is much less theatrical than most of its predecessors. The dissolution of a relationship and the deaths of her mother and a bandmate left their mark on Bush, resulting in one of her most personal albums. From upbeat opener Rubberband Girl to more contemplative songs like Moments of Pleasure, the material is first-rate, and Kate is joined in the studio by such stellar guests as Prince, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck. Bush's last new album before a 12-year hiatus, The Red Shoes was a Platinum hit in England and remains a fan favorite.

Revisit the singles below! 

Kate Bush | ‘Rubberband Girl’

Kate Bush | ‘Moments of Pleasure’

Kate Bush | ’The Red Shoes’


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