Kate Bush is back with guest-star laden release 

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She’s baaaaack!

Fresh from her own critically kudoed remix album, “Director’s Cut,” that hit this May, the High Priestess of All of Alternadom, Britain’s reclusive Kate Bush, has once again left the sylvan forest to release her new recording proper, “50 Words For Snow,” via the punk/alt-country specialist Anti- Records, U.S. distributors for her new personal label Fish People.

Clocking in at a whopping hour and five minutes, the disc consists of only seven tracks, all set against the seasonal backdrop of falling snow.

The album also features unexpected guest stars, like Elton John, Andy Fairweather Low, and — on the title track — legendary UK actor/comedian/raconteur Stephen Fry.

Just how crucial of an influence has this lady been over the years?

PIL/Sex Pistols innovator John Lydon once put it thusly: “Kate Bush supplies me with all the clues, and it’s up to me to put the answers together, and that surely is what we’re all looking for.”

These are the song titles: “Snowflake,” “Lake Tahoe,” “Misty,” “Wild Man,” “Snowed In At Wheeler St.,” “50 Words For Snow,” “Among Angels.”

For more information, visit www.katebush.com.

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