The last time she took to the stage, the prototype of the mobile phone was undergoing its first trials. As she emerges from her 35-year hiatus to perform once again in Britain, singer Kate Bush is faced with a different world.
While most concerts are now aglow with phones and tablets, Bush is taking a stand against fans watching her shows through the digital veil of a screen.
In the run-up to her concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, 56-year-old Bush - whose hits include Wuthering Heights and Babooshka - has released a statement appealing to fans to put down their smartphones at her gigs.
Bush wrote on her website: "I have a request for all of you who are coming to the shows. We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows.
"I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together."
With her love of theatrics, Bush's keenness to stop fans uploading grainy footage to YouTube could also be an attempt to keep the show a surprise for the thousands of fans who have purchased tickets for the 22 gigs which kick off next Tuesday. So far, details of the show, entitled Before the Dawn, have remained secret. Her 1979 show included 13 performers, 17 costume changes and 24 songs.
Bush is not alone. At a gig last year, Beyonce berated one of her fans who was filming her on his smartphone. She told him: "I'm right in your face, baby. You gotta seize this moment. Put that damn camera down!"
But Sam Watt of Vyclone, a phone app that brings together fans' footage to create a crowd-sourced video of an event, said that artists like Bush and Beyonce were fighting a losing battle and argued that filming at concerts enhanced rather than detracted from the experience.
"Fans filming is now part of the concert experience, that is just a fact," he said.
"Artists should absolutely be embracing the filming at concerts, and I can't see a world where artists who aren't embracing it are going to be able to carry on."