Premier U.K. chanteuse Kate Bush has recruited Stephen Fry and Elton John as guests for her new album, according to The Guardian.
Bush’s tenth studio album 50 Words for Snow – her second album this year, following the success of Director’s Cut – sees Stephen Fry in a certain capacity on the title track.
In September, Fry intimated on his Twitter account:
“Just done a lovely amazing recording thing with a lively amazing musician. Wish I could say more but bound by secrecy for the moment.”
“Tweeted that I did a secret recording 10 days ago: can now reveal it was…with the divine Kate Bush.”
It is unsure what Sir Elton John’s involvement with the album is at the moment, but it is thought to be a dream come true for Bush, whose version of John’s ‘Rocket Man’ was a U.K. top twenty hit in 1991.
Writing on the sleeve notes for the single, Bush stated:
“From the age of 11, Elton John was my biggest hero…”
Other collaborators include Andy Fairweather Low (of Amen Corner fame) and chorister Stefan Roberts.
In other news from Kate Bush’s official website, ‘Wild Man’ has been chosen as the lead single, which will be released worldwide on Tuesday 11th October and will receive its first play on BBC Radio 2′s Ken Bruce show just after 11am (GMT).