Kate Bush ‎– 50 Words For Snow

Fish People ‎– FPCD007, Fish People ‎– 5099972986622
CD, Album, Digibook

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Snowflake
Bass – Del PalmerDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dan McIntosh*Lead Vocals – Albert McIntoshVocals [Chorus], Piano, Bass – Kate*
2 Lake Tahoe
Drums – Steve GaddPiano – Kate*Vocals [Featured] – Michael Wood, Stefan Roberts
3 Misty
Bass – Danny ThompsonDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dan McIntosh*Piano – Kate*
4 Wild Man
Bass – John GiblinBells – Del PalmerDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dan McIntosh*Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Kate*Vocals [Featured] – Andy Fairweather Low*
5 Snowed In At Wheeler Street
Bass – John GiblinDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dan McIntosh*Piano, Keyboards – Kate*Vocals [Featured] – Elton John
6 50 Words For Snow
Bass – John GiblinDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dan McIntosh*Keyboards – Kate*Voice [Prof. Joseph Yupik] – Stephen Fry
7 Among Angels
Piano – Kate*

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Official release date according to Kate Bush website is 21 November 2011 though copies were available prior to this date. Also, actual release dates vary from country to country.

18 page Digibook with hardback cover.

"Credits" on page 17 of booklet:
Track 2: With special thanks to James
Track 3: Special thanks to Joel for his guitar
(regarding mixing credits): Many thanks to Del Palmer for his input
Published by Noble & Brite Ltd.
Orchestral sessions recorded at Abbey Road Studios
Elton John appears courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Many thanks to: Mark Thompson, Jim Jones, Ian Sylvester, George Gilbert, Colette Barber, Leigh Tunick, David Hage, Isobel Griffiths, Gary Briley, Jackie & Gill, John McCarthy, Michael Wood & Deane Cameron
Special thanks to: Dan & Bertie, Hazel Pethig, James Guthrie, Stuart Crouch, Keith Peacock, Murray Chalmers, Geoff Jukes, Russell Roberts, Brad Gelfond, Pat Savage, Matthieu Lauriot Prevost, Barney Wragg, Remi Butler
*Intergalactic thanks to Marc Okrand: linguist, scholar & creator of the Klingon language - qatiho'
Very special thanks to David Munns
On back-sleeve & disc circumference:
℗ 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Noble & Brite Ltd.
© 2011 Noble & Brite Ltd. Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099972986622
  • Matrix / Runout: FPCD007 50673
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L213
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 3720
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 3705

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow(CDr, Promo) Anti- none US 2011 Sell This Version
Anti-87186-1, 87186-2 Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow(2xLP, Album + CD, Album) Anti-, Fish People Anti-87186-1, 87186-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
50999 729866 22, FPCD007 Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow(CD, Album, Dig) Gold Typhoon, Fish People 50999 729866 22, FPCD007 Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
none Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow(7xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 ) Anti-, Epitaph none US 2011
none Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow(CDr, Promo) EMI Music Denmark none Denmark 2011 Sell This Version


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October 8, 2016

I have always enjoyed Bush,but this one.......
I keep placing it on the turntable again and again hoping one day it will spark me somehow.
But still, after numerous plays it doesn't work for me.
I guess I will never nourish this one, though a shame.


November 20, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
I have the American vinyl pressing of this and have to say the sound is not great and the vinyl is noisy. To an extent this is characteristic of the last three Bush albums, none of which have really great sound or pressings, but this one is definitely the worst. Disappointing.


August 14, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

Also available on 24bit/96kHz WAV files at katebush.com


May 26, 2012
I have just finished listening to the double vinyl version of this album. It's a far cry from some of her other fodder, such as the more popular first album, "The Kick Inside" (and 'Wuthering Heights'). I enjoyed the 65.00 of...shall I say unusual...style of composition of her songs on this album. Some albums may take the first listen for it to become your favourite record; this one, I feel, is an acquired taste that may take several playbacks before the album will remain with you long after the music has ended.


November 20, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
Kate Bush is one of those rare gems in music. Every album she releases is a work of art, a conceptual hotpot of ideas, each part of it carefully crafted, sung, written and produced by the same person. She is a true artist, always managing to remain current while being completely different and entirely out of context to the rest of her peers. The music she creates invites us to her own little world, the Kate Bush bubble, a refreshing break from the over-saturated, over-produced, over-rehashed, tired pastiche of what we call contemporary music. In her world, music is still in a state of original creation and personal revelation and this almost presents itself as a romantic, nostalgic way of seeing music.

With a mature artist such as Bush though, there is always the danger that new work will appear diluted and repetitive, becoming a faded icon of what used to be, like many big artists of the past have become. So it was with great caution and trepidation but also excitement that I pre-ordered this new release. To my great relief, Kate Bush once again does not disappoint. The first track starts simply with her playing the piano, and when her voice comes in you are instantly captivated. You are back again in that bubble, protected and soothed by her unique voice that gently invites you in her specially crafted environment of soundscapes. The whole album is slow and deliberate, there is absolutely no hurry to get to the point or to immediately bombard you with her beautifully created subtle production. It is simple, yet rich. It is Kate Bush effortlessly showing that she is still a rich source of creation. It keeps you wanting for more. And that is perhaps my only 'problem' with this album. I wish it would last longer. This will be probably the only real music album of the year, and I do not want it to end. Luckily Kate Bush's back catalogue still remains or is even more relevant and rich as ever before. I hope this will not be the last we hear from her, or that she does not go on a 10 year hiatus again, because we truly, desperately need real artists like her. A new album from Kate Bush still remains a privilege, a faith-restoring gift from a true genius.