The Abbey Road Sessions

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
During her 25-year career in the music biz, Kylie Minogue's ability to re-invent herself and stay current is rivaled only by Madonna's. Unlike her American counterpart, though, Kylie's changes never seem desperate, and everything she does exudes a touch of class that makes her shifts seem far more organic. From chirpy teen popper to indie diva to dance-pop heavyweight, every step she's taken has made perfect sense and in the process, she's released some of the best pop records of her era. In 2012, as part of her own look back at the highlights of a long and successful career, Kylie and her band went to Abbey Road studios to run through a selection of her biggest hits and ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
During her 25-year career in the music biz, Kylie Minogue's ability to re-invent herself and stay current is rivaled only by Madonna's. Unlike her American counterpart, though, Kylie's changes never seem desperate, and everything she does exudes a touch of class that makes her shifts seem far more organic. From chirpy teen popper to indie diva to dance-pop heavyweight, every step she's taken has made perfect sense and in the process, she's released some of the best pop records of her era. In 2012, as part of her own look back at the highlights of a long and successful career, Kylie and her band went to Abbey Road studios to run through a selection of her biggest hits and best songs. Joined by an array of backing singers and an orchestra, the songs are re-imagined in ways that bring out the underlying emotions behind the glittery pop facades. Stripping the songs down to their basics and then adding strings on top proves to be very effective, especially on "All the Lovers" or "Hand on Your Heart," and most of the new arrangements are imaginative and sometime inspired. The piano ballad version of "Better the Devil You Know" works very well, as does the sultry trip-hop take on "Slow," while the strings and vocals on "I Should Be So Lucky" turn the song into a classy '30s musical showstopper. The most interesting reboot takes place on "Can't Get You Out of My Head" where the insistent strings push the song along with a tightly coiled electricity that is impossible to resist. The only song that really falls flat is the cutesy, Motown-inspired take on "The Locomotion." Though Kylie may not have the strongest voice around, she has more than enough charm and understated emotional strength to fill the more intimate arrangements with a solid and exceedingly warm center. The album stands as both as a reminder of all the classic pop songs Kylie has released and of her fearless nature. She's always been willing to take risks, and despite the initial thought that her music may not stand up to the orchestral treatment, The Abbey Road Sessions is another victory in a career full of them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • EAN: 5099901502220
  • Catalog Number: 15022

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kylie Minogue Primary Artist, Vocals
Nick Cave Vocals
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Strings
Steve Anderson Piano, Keyboards
Chris Laurence Strings
Anthony Pleeth Strings
Sonia Slany Strings
Clare Finnimore Strings
Peter Lale Strings
Ian Humphries Strings
Colin Elliot Guitar, Percussion
Everton Nelson Leader
Ian Burdge Strings
David Tench Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Hammond B3
Chris Worsey Strings
Magnus Johnston Strings
Richard George Strings
Stacey Watton Strings
Natalia Bonner Strings
Cliff Masterson Conductor
Nicola Sweeney Strings
Simon Baggs Strings
Trevor Mires Trombone
Rachel Robson Strings
Graeme Blevins Saxophone
Emil Chakalov Strings
Tom Rees-Roberts Trumpet
Debbie Preece Strings
Abbie Osmon Background Vocals
Tom Pigott-Smith Strings
Bozidar Vukotic Strings
Katie Wilkinson Strings
Dishan Abrahams Bass, Double Bass
Sean Fitzpatrick Hand Clapping
Zalika King Background Vocals
Tom Meadows Percussion, Drums
Alex Afia Strings
Adetoun Anibi Background Vocals
Roxy Rizzo Background Vocals
Luke Fitton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano
Chris Pitsilides Strings
Steve Morris Strings
Technical Credits
Nick Cave Composer
Carole King Composer
Kylie Minogue Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Cathy Dennis Composer
Matt Aitken Composer
Steve Anderson Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Martin Harrington Composer
Paul Pritchard Engineer
Brian Rawling Composer
Dave Seaman Composer
Mike Stock Composer
Pete Waterman Composer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Ash Howes Composer
Graham Stack Composer
Colin Elliot Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Bass Arrangement
Steve Torch Composer
Emiliana Torrini Composer
Julian Gallagher Composer
Terry Ronald Vocal Arrangements
Dan Carey Composer
Scott Hoffman Composer
Cliff Masterson String Arrangements
Rob Davis Composer
Jason Sellards Composer
Edward Barton Composer
Graeme Blevins Bass Arrangement, Brass Conductor
Jim Eliot Composer
Mark Taylor Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer
Peter Waterman Composer
Mima Stilwell Composer
Pete Hutchings Engineer
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  • Posted November 6, 2012

    A classic on the ranks of Madonna & Michael Jackson, Kylie M

    A classic on the ranks of Madonna & Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue doesn't cease to amaze me. Her beauty, her personality, her voice; all simply a God-send! This album indeed is a part of history. Thank you Kylie! Gracias Kylie!! Merçi Kylie!!! Shukran jazillan Kylie!!!! - from Daniel Garcia ;-)

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