’50 Words For Snow’ is the 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”.

Track listing

The album consists of the following tracks:

  1. Snowflake
  2. Lake Tahoe
  3. Misty
  4. Wild Man
  5. Snowed In At Wheeler Street
  6. 50 Words For Snow
  7. Among Angels


’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

Australia: 22
Austria: 26
Belgium: 18
Canada: 39
Croatia: 25
Czech Republic: 41
Denmark: 16
Finland: 8
France: 21
Germany: 7
Greece: 51
Ireland: 12
Italy: 38
Japan: 49
Netherlands: 10
New Zealand: 39
Norway: 13
Poland: 37
Sweden: 13
Switzerland: 12
UK: 5
USA: 83