SDE presents Kate Bush 'Before The Dawn' / exclusive 'keepsake' A4 booklet


SDE presents Kate Bush: Before The Dawn A4 'keepsake' booklet

Pre-orders received before 8 August will be hand-numbered and signed by SDE Editor Paul Sinclair

Volume 5 of's occasional 'keepsake' booklet publications is devoted to Kate Bush's legendary 2014 concert residency Before The Dawn.

SDE Editor Paul Sinclair was lucky enough to see Before The Dawn three times in 2014, including the very last concert of the run on 1 October of that year.

In this exclusive SDE printed booklet publication Paul takes you on a personal journey, reflecting all aspects of Before The Dawn; the surprise announcement, the press frenzy, the build up, the anticipation, the expectation, and finally the concerts themselves; what it was like to actually be there and see Kate perform many of her best songs live, for the very first time.

Additionally, the booklet will include Paul's full interview with Before The Dawn guitarist David Rhodes (best known for his work with Peter Gabriel), conducted only a few weeks after the record-breaking series of concerts were completed. David goes into detail about how he got the job, the rehearsal period, songs that almost made it onto the set list and what it was like to play with Kate on stage every night during that late summer of 2014!

Also – and this is a first for an SDE publication – this Before The Dawn booklet boasts a specially commissioned front cover. The supremely talented British artist Helen Green – probably best known for her fabulous David Bowie artwork – has woven the various aspects of the show together with a stunning visual that features a central portrait of Kate framed by elements that include her son Bertie (in front of a blood-red moon), David Rhodes on guitar, Kate herself in the water and the puppeteer coming through those massive doors.

This booklet is a must for any Kate Bush fan. Paul eloquently shares the experience of a lifetime – what it was like after 30 years of being a fan to finally get to see Kate play live.

This saddle-stitched (or staple-bound) booklet is a professionally printed and designed A4 document that will contain at least 20 pages of content. It comes with an outer card cover and inner pages printed on 170gsm stock.

Each booklet will come in a protective cellophane sleeve and will be posted in a board-backed envelope to ensure it doesn't get bent in the post.

All pre-orders received by 8 August 2019 will be hand-numbered and will be personally signed by SDE editor Paul Sinclair.

About Paul Sinclair
Paul is founder and editor of music site which he has run since 2011. He has written sleeve notes and/or compiled or curated many many music reissues including Tears For Fears, Paul Young, Sam Brown, Thompson Twins, It's Immaterial and more. He lives in London.

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