'Director's Cut' out-selling Adele

Kate Bush could be set to claim the number one spot with her new album 'Director's Cut'.

A true legend, Kate Bush seems to occupy a universe of her own. The first female British artist to claim a number one single in the UK with a track she had actually written, the singer recently announced her return.

'Director's Cut' is a step backwards, of sorts. Kate Bush has decided to focus on two of her more neglected albums - 'The Sensual World' and 'The Red Shoes' - and re-work the material as she sees fit.

Inserting deleted passages, re-working entire songs the resulting package is a fascinating insight into her creative processes.

Released to widespread acclaim, 'Director's Cut' has caused a stir with fans. After waiting almost a decade for new material, supporters of Kate Bush have rushed in droves to pick up the new album.

As a result, 'Director's Cut' is sitting at the top of the mid-week charts. Kate Bush could claim the number one slot, with her album out-selling her nearest rivals including fellow Brit singer Adele.

The soulful star has spent the past four weeks at number one with her all conquering album '21'. A Trans-Atlantic hit, Adele is now facing competition from Kate Bush and could be forced to settle for second place.

Further down the charts, Friendly Fires are set to claim a high position. New album 'Pala' is selling strongly, and the follow up to their Mercury nominated debut could reach as high as number four.

Other new entries include the 'Rome' project. Helmed by Danielle Lippi and Danger Mouse, the producers were joined by guest vocalists Jack White and Norah Jones. A talented cast, the record is currently just outside the Top Ten.

Will Kate Bush hold onto the number one slot? Keep checking back...
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