Kate Bush Shares Tribute for 'Truly Magical' Prince
Bush shared a heartfelt message for Prince on her Website, just her first post since wishing her fans a "Merry Christmas" last year.
“I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince”, she wrote following his shock death April 21. “He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I've seen. The world has lost someone truly magical.” She signed out, “Goodnight dear Prince.”
Though their music is worlds apart, Bush and Prince share a lot in common. Both are intensely original artists who’ve influenced a generation of musicians. And both have led private lives, shunning the spotlight when they’re not in performance mode.
The two artists worked together on various occasions. Prince appeared on Bush’s "Why Should I Love You" from 1993's The Red Shoes. Bush returned the favor, contributing vocals for Prince’s 1996 album Emancipation. Prince also name-checked Bush in the liner notes for his 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls.
Bush made her live return in 2014 with her 22-show Before the Dawn dates. The shows, her first in 35 years, sold out in less than 15 minutes. As that special run took off, the English singer became the first female in history to land eight albums simultaneously in the top 40 of the U.K’s Official Albums Chart. Prince, meanwhile, is on track to nail-down the Top 5 positions on the new U.K albums chart.