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Kylie Minogue Celebrates Quarter Century with New Compilation

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Twenty-five years is quite a long time for any pop star to survive, much less thrive. Australia’s darling Kylie Minogue has been doing just that for a quarter century, and is celebrating that landmark with a new greatest hits album to be released this summer.

The Best of Kylie Minogue compiles 21 tracks – 18 of them Top 5 hits in the U.K. – to celebrate the anniversary of the singer’s first single, a cover of Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion” produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman team that became a worldwide Top 10. For the first chunk of her career, Minogue was Europe’s go-to girl next door, with a clutch of hits from the SAW/PWL team. She ultimately left the team’s employ in the mid-1990s to find her footing as a more mature performer, and eventually struck gold in the early 2000s with tracks like “Spinning Around,” “On a Night Like This” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – the latter a No. 1 smash in nearly every territory (save for the U.S., which still welcomed it into the Top 10, her second-highest charting single on our shores).

While there’s no new material on this compilation, which will be available as a standard CD and deluxe CD/DVD with music videos, The Best of Kylie Minogue serves as a healthy primer for the pop diva’s career, who’s booked a high-profile gig at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in London on June 4, the album’s international release date. (The disc is out in America on June 19.)

Check out the track list after the jump.

Kylie Minogue, The Best of Kylie Minogue (EMI Catalogue, 2012)

  1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  2. Spinning Around
  3. I Should Be So Lucky
  4. Love at First Sight
  5. In Your Eyes
  6. Kids (with Robbie Williams)
  7. Better the Devil You Know
  8. All the Lovers
  9. Give Me Just a Little More Time
  10. Celebration
  11. Slow
  12. Red Blooded Woman
  13. I Believe in You
  14. On a Night Like This
  15. Confide in Me
  16. Get Outta My Way
  17. The Loco-Motion
  18. Tears on My Pillow
  19. Wow
  20. In My Arms
  21. Never Too Late

Tracks 1 and 4-5 from Fever (Parlophone, 2001)
Tracks 2, 6 and 14 from Light Years (Parlophone, 2000)
Tracks 3 and 17 from Kylie (Mushroom/PWL, 1988)
Track 7 from Rhythm of Love (Mushroom/PWL, 1990)
Tracks 8 and 16 from Aphrodite (Parlophone, 2010)
Track 9 from Let’s Get to It (Mushroom/PWL, 1991)
Track 10 from Greatest Hits (Mushroom/PWL, 1992)
Tracks 11-12 from Body Language (Parlophone, 2003)
Track 13 from Ultimate Kylie (Parlophone, 2004)
Track 15 from Kylie Minogue (Mushroom/Deconstruction, 1994)
Tracks 18 and 21 from Enjoy Yourself (Mushroom/PWL, 1989)
Tracks 19-20 from (Parlophone, 2007)

Written by Mike Duquette

May 7, 2012 at 10:37

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  1. Any indication if DVD is NTSC or PAL? American release or UK import?

    Earl Kunz

    May 7, 2012 at 11:24

    • I love Kylie – adore the Smash Hits-inspired cover of this comp – but there are so many Kylie comps out there. It’s hard to get too excited about this. Plus, it’s missing some key tracks. I would have preferred a box set.

      Tom

      May 7, 2012 at 15:25

  2. The Australian hit version of Locomotion from 1987 wasn’t produced by SAW but by one of their minions, Mike Duffy. Forget this comp and bring on a box set. 😀

    Mylene

    May 7, 2012 at 18:51

  3. This compilation is such a bad joke. If they wanted to commemorate her 25th anniversary in music, they should have issued deluxe versions of all her albums remastered with single edits, remixes, bonus tracks, and previously unreleased demos and alternate takes (especially from her years with deConstruction Records/BMG). Fans must abstain from purchasing these pathetic cash-in attempts by the record labels and hold out for the properly and lovingly assembled releases.

    Giuseppe

    May 22, 2012 at 22:57


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