Collections of lyrics are often somewhat strange affairs. Reading the lyrics as poetry or verse, without the familiar musical accompaniment can be an odd experience. Still, Kate Bush has never been afraid to do something a little left field, so here we have a collection of lyrics in this rather nice cloth bound book. Now this isn’t a comprehensive volume by any means – it comprises selected lyrics from her large catalogue, mainly taken from her albums of course, but also including a smattering of non album tracks which haven’t appeared in printed form before. The lyrics aren’t in chronological order, being arranged instead in a number of themed sections, and there’s no indication as to what the basis for inclusion was, other than presumably the author’s personal preference. I thought the words might perhaps be augmented on occasion with illustrations pertinent to each song, but in fact this is presented purely as a book of verse. As such, some pieces work better than others, with the lyrics from her later albums being the strongest for me, but as the songs jump from one era to another it’s hard to trace a definite line of development in her » Continue Reading.