Live at Hammersmith Odeon is a recording of a live performance by Kate Bush on 13 May 1979 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. It was originally released on home video in October 1981. The video shows only twelve songs from the performance which on most nights consisted of 23 songs. Also, the song L’amour Looks Something Like You, which was included on the On Stage EP was cut from this video.


The original release in 1981 was available on VHS and Betamax video, the two leading video formats at the time. There was also a release on Laserdisc. The video was re-released in 1994 as a boxed set that included a CD version of the performance.

Track listing

  1. Moving
  2. Them Heavy People
  3. Violin
  4. Strange Phenomena
  5. Hammer Horror
  6. Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
  7. Wow
  8. Feel It
  9. Kite
  10. James And The Cold Gun
  11. Oh England My Lionheart
  12. Wuthering Heights

Critical reception

This is as near as you can get to video perfection; live action plus very professional camera work… the routines are stunning, and the sound is the best you can expect.

Simon Hills, Record Mirror, 5 December 1981

An hour of the remarkable burning Bush… She blends songs, mime and dance into a stunning kaleidoscope of sound and vision.

Video For Leisure, February 1982

A prime example of the integration of music, dance and visual effects and should capture your interest time and time again.

Electronic and Music maker, March 1982