Live at the Hammersmith Odeon showcases a concert from Kate Bush's 1979 tour of the U.K., her one and only tour. This feature only includes 90 minutes of the original two and half hour set, which is a glorious theatrical presentation of various costumes changes and fancy choreographed numbers. Bush gives a dramatic performance, particularly on "Strange Phenomena" and "Wuthering Heights" from her first album The Kick Inside. "Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake" and "James and the Cold Gun" are equally impressive. Loyalists of Bush's wild musical palate should enjoy this video. After all, it is a treasured moment from her one and only tour. [An extended version of Live at the Hammersmith Odeon with three extra tracks and cleaner footage was issued in 1989].
AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson