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Kate Bush: comeback gigs 'extraordinary experience'

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Image caption Kate Bush said her Before the Dawn show had been 'the ultimate combination of talent and artists'

Kate Bush has said her recent run of comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.

In a message on her website, the singer thanked "everyone who came... and became part of that shared experience".

Bush, 56, said the houses at London's Hammersmith Apollo, where she played 22 sold-out concerts, had been "audiences that you could only ever dream of".

Bush has yet to say whether she plans to perform live again or tour with her elaborate Before the Dawn show.

The singer's return to live performing after more than three decades delighted fans and critics alike.

'Powerful and intimate'

Bush said it had been "quite a surreal journey that kept its level of intensity right from the early stages to the end of the very last show".

"It really was the ultimate combination of talent and artists, both from the music business and the theatre world," she continued.

"I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly."

"One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience," her message goes on. "They took my breath away.

"I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level."

Almost 78,000 tickets were sold for the singer's five-week residency at the venue where she had last performed in 1979.

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