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

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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
  • EAN: 5099972980828
  • Catalog Number: 7298082

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro) (2:37)
  2. 2 Aphrodite (4:38)
  3. 3 The One (3:55)
  4. 4 Wow (4:01)
  5. 5 Illusion (6:49)
  6. 6 I Believe In You (3:14)
  7. 7 Cupid Boy (5:34)
  8. 8 Spinning Around (3:39)
  9. 9 Get Outta My Way (3:37)
  10. 10 What Do I Have To Do (5:13)
  11. 11 Everything is Beautiful (4:54)
  12. 12 Slow (6:01)
  13. 13 Confide In Me (Intro) (2:37)
  14. 14 Confide In Me (3:34)
  15. 15 Can't Get You Out of My Head (4:40)
  16. 16 In My Arms (3:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Looking For an Angel (5:08)
  2. 2 Closer (3:23)
  3. 3 There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) (4:37)
  4. 4 Love At First Sight/Can't Beat the Feeling (4:13)
  5. 5 If You Don't Love Me (3:16)
  6. 6 Better the Devil You Know (7:17)
  7. 7 Better Than Today (3:20)
  8. 8 Put Your Hands Up (4:02)
  9. 9 Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro) (1:52)
  10. 10 On a Night Like This (4:13)
  11. 11 All the Lovers (5:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro)
  2. 2 Aphrodite
  3. 3 The One
  4. 4 Wow
  5. 5 Illusion
  6. 6 I Believe In You
  7. 7 Cupid Boy
  8. 8 Spinning Around
  9. 9 Get Outta My Way
  10. 10 What Do I Have To Do
  11. 11 Everything is Beautiful
  12. 12 Slow
  13. 13 Confide In Me (Intro)
  14. 14 Confide In Me
  15. 15 Can't Get You Out of My Head
  16. 16 In My Arms
  17. 17 Looking For an Angel
  18. 18 Closer
  19. 19 There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  20. 20 Love At First Sight/Can't Beat the Feeling
  21. 21 If You Don't Love Me
  22. 22 Better the Devil You Know
  23. 23 Better Than Today
  24. 24 Put Your Hands Up
  25. 25 Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro)
  26. 26 On a Night Like This
  27. 27 All the Lovers
  28. 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 III 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 X 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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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    The tour of the year.

    Kylie Minogue does it again. A must see. Touring after her #1 album Aphrodite, Kylie sets the bar higher with her best stage, her best dancers and acrobats yet.

    The tour is heavily influenced by her latest album, with the Aphrodite, greek goddess theme running throught the cohesive tour. But fans will not be dissapointed with material from throughout her 25 year career.

    Live vocals make you appreciate that talent that Minogue displays. Her ability to perform is second to none, including her audience interaction and almost musical theatrical style show.

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