Aphrodite Les Folies: Live in London [2CD/1DVD]

Aphrodite Les Folies: Live in London [2CD/1DVD]

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by Kylie Minogue
     
 

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A visual spectacle loosely based around Greek mythology, staged by the team behind Disneyland Resort World of Color, and with a budget reported to be around $25 million, it's unavoidable that the audio version of Kylie Minogue's 2011 Aphrodite les Folies tour will come a very distant second to its DVD counterpart.See more details below

Overview

A visual spectacle loosely based around Greek mythology, staged by the team behind Disneyland Resort World of Color, and with a budget reported to be around $25 million, it's unavoidable that the audio version of Kylie Minogue's 2011 Aphrodite les Folies tour will come a very distant second to its DVD counterpart. Nevertheless, despite the inability to see the production's array of flying angels, golden chariots, and audience-soaking water features, there's still plenty to enjoy on this 28-track live collection, recorded over two nights at London's 02 Arena. Coming off the back of perhaps the most anonymous album of her career, it was always a risk including all but one of its 12 tracks (only "Too Much" is omitted), but although the likes of "Illusion" and "Looking for an Angel" remain just as disposable, the shimmering electro of "Get Outta My Way," the euphoric glittery disco of "All the Lovers," and the robotic electro of "Cupid Boy" all benefit from a live setting. Fans of her PWL material may be disappointed that there are only two such offerings, "Better the Devil You Know" and "What Do I Have to Do," but with only eight out of 25 numbers making it from her last live album (2009's Live in New York), at least she's making an effort to provide her hardcore fan base with a different experience each tour. Indeed, alongside the massive handbag hits like "Spinning Around," "Love at First Sight," and "Wow," there are a couple of curve balls as well, from the bubbling electro-pop cover of Eurythmics' "There Must Be an Angel" to a rare outing of "If You Don't Love Me" (the Prefab Sprout cover that appeared as a B-side to "Confide in Me"), whose torch song arrangement proves that while her voice can often be slightly too nasal, she's a much more impressive live performer than the likes of Madonna. Unfortunately, the recent phenomenon of artists rendering their biggest hits unrecognizable while on tour occasionally rears its head, and while Kylie herself might enjoy turning "Can't Get You Out of My Head" into a raucous rock number and "Slow" into a dreary slice of burlesque jazz, it's clear from the slightly muted audience response that her fans don't. Nevertheless, they're the only slip-ups in a show that, along with a whole lot of style, contains a fair bit of substance too, suggesting it's only a matter of time before Vegas comes a-calling.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2011
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099972980828
catalogNumber:
7298082

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro)
  2. Aphrodite
  3. The One
  4. Wow
  5. Illusion
  6. I Believe In You
  7. Cupid Boy
  8. Spinning Around
  9. Get Outta My Way
  10. What Do I Have To Do
  11. Everything is Beautiful
  12. Slow
  13. Confide In Me (Intro)
  14. Confide In Me
  15. Can't Get You Out of My Head
  16. In My Arms

Disc 2

  1. Looking For an Angel
  2. Closer
  3. There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  4. Love At First Sight/Can't Beat the Feeling
  5. If You Don't Love Me
  6. Better the Devil You Know
  7. Better Than Today
  8. Put Your Hands Up
  9. Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro)
  10. On a Night Like This
  11. All the Lovers

Disc 3

  1. The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro)
  2. Aphrodite
  3. The One
  4. Wow
  5. Illusion
  6. I Believe In You
  7. Cupid Boy
  8. Spinning Around
  9. Get Outta My Way
  10. What Do I Have To Do
  11. Everything is Beautiful
  12. Slow
  13. Confide In Me (Intro)
  14. Confide In Me
  15. Can't Get You Out of My Head
  16. In My Arms
  17. Looking For an Angel
  18. Closer
  19. There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  20. Love At First Sight/Can't Beat the Feeling
  21. If You Don't Love Me
  22. Better the Devil You Know
  23. Better Than Today
  24. Put Your Hands Up
  25. Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro)
  26. On a Night Like This
  27. All the Lovers
  28. Just Add Water

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kylie Minogue   Primary Artist
David Tench   Keyboards
Graeme Flowers   Brass
Graeme Blevins   Brass
Reina Hidalgo   Dancer
Dishan Abrahams   Bass,Keyboards
Khasan Brailsford   Dancer
Tom Meadows   Drums
Diva Choir   Choir, Chorus
Claire Meeban   Dancer
Zac Brazenas   Dancer
Yoori Kim   Dancer
Willie Gomez   Dancer
Tre Holloway   Dancer
Tracy Shibata   Dancer
Tatiana Seguin   Dancer
Shannon Holtzapffel   Dancer
Roxy Rizzo   Background Vocals
Michael Lipari   Dancer
Melissa Garcia   Dancer
Martha Nichols   Dancer
Luke Fillon   Guitar
Lucita Jules   Background Vocals
Liana Blackburn   Dancer
Jose Hernandez   Dancer
Jeremy Hudson   Dancer
Jamie Karitzis   Dancer

Technical Credits

Paula Abdul   Composer
Kylie Minogue   Composer,Executive Producer
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Rob Davis   Composer
Martin Harrington   Composer
Paul Harris   Composer
Priscilla Jones   Choir Arrangement
Greg Kurstin   Composer
Brian Rawling   Composer
Dave Seaman   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Aitken   Composer
Pascal Gabriel   Composer
Paddy McAloon   Composer
James Wiltshire   Composer
Nick Clow   Composer
Ash Howes   Composer
Graham Stack   Composer
Steve Torch   Composer
Emiliana Torrini   Composer
Julian Gallagher   Composer
Luciana Caporaso   Composer
Dan Carey   Composer
Fraser T. Smith   Composer
David Tench   Musical Director
Damon Sharpe   Composer
Mark Taylor   Composer
Richard   Composer
Russell Small   Composer
Nerina Pallot   Composer
William Baker   Director,Creation
Stuart Price   Composer
Johan Emmoth   Composer
Børge Fjordheim   Composer
Emma Holmgren   Composer
Terry Blamey   Executive Producer
Tim Rice-Oxley   Composer
Sebastian Ingrosso   Composer
Julian Peake   Composer
Beatrice Hatherley   Composer
Hannah Robinson   Composer
Edward Barton   Composer
Marcus Viner   Director
Daniel Davidsen   Composer
Calvin Harris   Composer
John Andersson   Composer
Andy Chatterley   Composer
Graeme Blevins   Brass Arrangment
Matt Prime   Composer
Jim Eliot   Composer
Stefan Demetriou   Executive Producer
Miriam Nervo   Composer
Lucas Secon   Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer
Olivia Nervo   Composer
Mich Hansen   Composer
Karen Poole   Composer
Bill Lord   Executive Producer
Ira Shickman   Composer
Osborne Bingham   Composer
Magnus Lidehäll   Composer
Fin Dow-Smith   Composer
Steve Anderson   Composer,Producer,Musical Director,Brass Arrangment
Mima Stilwell   Composer
Anthony Testa   Choreographer
Tom Colbourne   Producer
Ross Copeland   Colorist
Peter Wallerik   Composer
Nick Whitehouse   Lighting Director
Natalie Samson   Producer
Kara Dio Guardi   Composer

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