London: Singer Kate Bush's first stage performance in 35 years was greeted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation from fans.
Bush, 56, appeared on stage barefoot and dressed in black to open with 'Lily' from her 1993 album 'Red Shoes'. She then performed hits likes 'Hounds of Love', 'Joanni', 'Top of the City', 'Never Be Mine', 'Running up that Hill' and 'King of the Mountain' and 'Cloudbursting'.
'Cloudbursting', from her album 'The Hounds of Love' in 1985, received an encore at London's Hammersmith Apollo, which was also the venue for her only other live show 'The Tour of Life' in 1979.
Bush had requested her fans to avoid using phones and cameras and most of them complied.
Her teenage son Bertie accompanied her as the backing chorus and Bush credited him for giving her the courage to return to the stage for 'Before the Dawn'.
Bush did not perform her earlier classics like 'Wuthering Heights', 'The Man with the Child in his Eyes' or 'Babooshka'.
The tickets for her 22 shows are already sold out.
Bush, one of the most famous and distinctive voices in British pop, was hailed by critics for her "spellbinding" return.