Tenth album by Kate Bush, released by Fish People on 21 November 2011. The album was written, composed and produced by Kate. It consists of seven songs “set against a backdrop of falling snow”.
The album consists of the following tracks:
’50 Words For Snow’ was originally released on a double LP and on CD.
In 2023, a snowy white colour vinyl 2LP was released.
Kate about ’50 Words For Snow’
It may start with a birth but it’s the birth of a snowflake which takes its journey from the clouds to the ground or to this person’s hand. But it’s not really a conceptual piece; it’s more that the songs are loosely held together with this thread of snow. (John Doran, ‘A Demon In The Drift: Kate Bush Interviewed’. The Quietus, 2011)
Actually, this is one of my quickest albums. It took me about a year, which for me is really quick. (South Bank Sky Arts Award, 2012)
Highest chart positions
Czech Republic: 41
New Zealand: 39