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Kate Bush returns after 12 years
Kate Bush
Kate Bush's most recent album was The Red Shoes in 1993
Singer Kate Bush will release her first album in 12 years in November - a double album entitled Aerial.

It will follow a single, King of the Mountain, released on 24 October, with both the single and album produced by Bush herself.

The 47-year-old performer's last album, The Red Shoes, reached number two in the UK album chart in 1993.

Her last public appearance was in 2001, when she received Q magazine's "classic songwriter" award in London.

'Outstanding contribution'

A year later she was named the recipient of the Ivor Novello outstanding contribution to British music prize.

Bush became famous in 1978 with her debut hit Wuthering Heights, which topped the UK chart for four weeks, followed by acclaimed debut album The Kick Inside.

She went on to have a string of hit albums and singles including Babooshka, Running Up That Hill and Don't Give Up, a duet with Peter Gabriel.

The next phase of Bush's recording career was the focus of much speculation, while artists including Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Goldfrapp cited her as an influence.

Bush's new album will be released in the UK on 7 November and in the US one day later.

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