Printed in 1988, this unofficial book was put together and independently published by fans for fans, and covers Kate through the media outlet from 1978 and up until 1986. It features many press cuttings of interviews, reviews and other news items from within that span of time – both negative and positive reviews. The book itself is a softcover that measures 12” x 8” and has 64 pages in total. The pages are unnumbered and no author(s) are credited to this book.
The Illustrated Collector's Guide To Kate Bush: Second Edition
I'll begin by saying that if you don't own this book (or even the long out of print first edition from '91) don't waste your money getting it. With Kate resurfacing again in 2005, it's very clear to me that this book was reprinted simply as a money grab and nothing more. As a so called updated and expanded version of the original release, this reprint is disappointing on so many levels. If this edition has one thing going for it, it's that full colour illustrations have been used this time - but it doesn't really make up for the fact that there's so much wrong with the book in general... not to mention so much missing.
I also find the lack of correct information in this book to be ridiculous. Case in point, the listing for the Italian promo of the Hounds of Love Interview. This isn't even an official promo release. It's a bootleg and was never commissioned by EMI Italia or EMI UK. If the author of this book had any basic knowledge, then he would have been aware of this fact.
Personally, I think a lot of unnecessary space was wasted in sections like this one with the reprinting of the tracks. It would have made a lot more sense to use the extra space to show the back portion of the CD cases or even the CDs themselves.
Redundant timeline on Kate's TV appearances that's neither complete or in the right order. It would have made more sense to use this space for other relevant things.