Hello Earth! – The Music Of Kate Bush is an album by Theo Bleckmann, released by Winter & Winter on 15 October 2011. Theo Bleckmann is joined by long-time collaborator percussionist John Hollenbeck, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, keyboardist Henry Hey and special guest, multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans.

Track listing

The album contains the following tracks:

  1. Running Up That Hill
  2. Suspended In Gaffa
  3. And Dream Of Sheep
  4. Under Ice
  5. Violin
  6. Hello Earth
  7. Cloudbusting
  8. All The Love
  9. Saxophone Song
  10. Army Dreamers
  11. The Man With The Child In His Eyes
  12. Watching You Without Me
  13. Love and Anger
  14. This Woman’s Work


‘Hello Earth! – The Music Of Kate Bush’ was released on CD only.

'Hello Earth! - The Music Of Kate Bush' - CD sleeve
‘Hello Earth! – The Music Of Kate Bush’ – CD sleeve

Critical reception

After seeing Bleckmann perform some of the Bush cannon live in 2010 in preparation for recording the album, New York Times music critic Nate Chinen wrote: “Kate Bush is a special fit for him. The arc of her career, uneasily abutting art-rock and alternative music, jibes with his own off-kilter profile. And she’s another transfixing singer with a penchant for careful diction and spooky connotation, and deep interest in the subconscious.” Dave Sumner from the website allaboutjazz.com wrote: “The best of tribute albums possess all the soul of the original, while the heartbeat and blood flow is purely that of the music’s adopter. Bleckmann must understand this on some level, because the music he presents makes it easy to fall in love with Bush’s music all over again, while presenting facets so divergent as for Bleckmann’s album to stand on its own two legs, requiring no knowledge or love of the source of the music’s inspiration”.