The Best of Kylie Minogue

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
About every five years or so, Kylie Minogue releases another hits collection. This isn't such a strange phenomenon since many artists repackage or re-release their hits at regular intervals to make some money or keep their name semi-relevant, but what's unique about Kylie is that she actually needs a new collection every five years to keep up with the hits she cranks out. Starting in 1988, she's been making breezy, sexy, and fun music that started off as disposable dance pop that was critically reviled but much beloved by record buyers, but as time went on and her style shifted, the critics came onboard as well. As of 2012, when The Best of Kylie Minogue was released, she ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
About every five years or so, Kylie Minogue releases another hits collection. This isn't such a strange phenomenon since many artists repackage or re-release their hits at regular intervals to make some money or keep their name semi-relevant, but what's unique about Kylie is that she actually needs a new collection every five years to keep up with the hits she cranks out. Starting in 1988, she's been making breezy, sexy, and fun music that started off as disposable dance pop that was critically reviled but much beloved by record buyers, but as time went on and her style shifted, the critics came onboard as well. As of 2012, when The Best of Kylie Minogue was released, she was still going strong. This new set collects a fair amount of songs, 21 total, from all periods of her career, mixing them together with no regard from time-frame or style. It's an interesting choice that doesn't always work her iffy cover of Kool and the Gang's "Celebration" makes no sense next to her sultry electro-pop jam "Slow" for example, but at the very least, it shows just how powerful a singer she's been since the beginning, and if you've followed her all along, it's nice to hear 1990's "Better the Devil You Know" next to 2010's "All the Lovers" and realize that Kylie has never been less than a perfect pop star. Unlike those who chase every trend or desperately seek stardom because they seem to need it to stay alive, Kylie's continued success is down to her unerringly classy approach and the choice of collaborators. This collection is proof that Kylie is arguably the best pop singer of her era and more importantly, is fun from beginning to end. Make sure to check back in five years for the next installment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099963577921
  • Catalog Number: 35779

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Get You Out of My Head (3:52)
  2. 2 Spinning Around (3:27)
  3. 3 I Should Be So Lucky (3:22)
  4. 4 Love At First Sight (3:58)
  5. 5 In Your Eyes (3:19)
  6. 6 Kids - Robbie Williams (4:18)
  7. 7 Better the Devil You Know (3:52)
  8. 8 All the Lovers (3:19)
  9. 9 Give Me Just a Little More Time (3:06)
  10. 10 Celebration (3:57)
  11. 11 Slow (3:14)
  12. 12 Red Blooded Woman (4:19)
  13. 13 I Believe In You (3:20)
  14. 14 On a Night Like This (3:32)
  15. 15 Confide In Me (4:26)
  16. 16 Get Outta My Way (3:39)
  17. 17 The Locomotion (3:13)
  18. 18 Tears On My Pillow (2:28)
  19. 19 Wow (3:13)
  20. 20 In My Arms (3:32)
  21. 21 Never Too Late (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kylie Minogue Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mae McKenna Background Vocals
Alan Ross Guitar
Matt Aitken Guitar, Keyboards
Winston Blissett Bass Guitar
Guy Chambers Keyboards
Ian Curnow Drums, Keyboards
George DeAngelis Keyboards
Julian Gingell Keyboards
Tee Green Background Vocals
Phil Harding Bass
Martin Harrington Guitar, Keyboards
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Steve Lewinson Bass Guitar
Dee Lewis Background Vocals
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Suzanne Rhatigan Background Vocals
Brian Rawling Drums
Chris Sharrock Percussion
Phil Spalding Bass
Mike Stock Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Mark Taylor Keyboards
Robert Ahwai Guitar
Robbie Williams Vocals, Background Vocals
Ash Howes Keyboards
Graham Stack Guitar
Mike Spencer Keyboards
Paul "Tubbs" Williams Background Vocals
Julian Gallagher Keyboards, fender rhodes
Dave Clews Keyboards
Claire Worrall Background Vocals
Mick Wilson Background Vocals
Johnny Douglas Background Vocals
Rob Davis Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Neil Palmer Keyboards
Greg "Big G" Usek Guitar
Gary Miller Keyboards
Daniel Davidsen Guitar, Keyboards
Paul Turner Guitar
Jim Eliot Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Lucas Secon Keyboards
Richard "Biff" Stannard Background Vocals
Tracy Ackerman Vocals
Mich Hansen Percussion
Karen Poole Background Vocals
Neil Taylor Guitar
Alexandra Segal Background Vocals
Maime Hladiy Bass
Peter Wallevik Keyboards
Mima Stilwell Background Vocals
Gary Nittall Background Vocals
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Paula Abdul Composer
Carole King Composer
Kylie Minogue Composer
James "J.T." Taylor Composer
Steve Power Producer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Cathy Dennis Composer, Producer
Brothers in Rhythm Arranger, Producer
Matt Aitken Arranger, Producer
Ronald Bell Composer
Jim Brumby Engineer, Pro-Tools
Guy Chambers Composer, Producer, Direction
Tony Cousins Mastering
Ian Curnow Producer
Cutfather Producer
Peter Day Engineer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Andy Duncan Programming
Phil Harding Producer, Engineer
Martin Harrington Composer, Programming, Engineer
Karen Hewitt Engineer
Greg Kurstin Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Al Lewis Composer
Mark McGuire Engineer
Robert "Spike" Mickens Composer
Brian Rawling Composer
Dave Seaman Composer
Mike Stock Arranger, Producer, Additional Production
Mark Taylor Composer, Producer
Earl Toon Composer
Pete Waterman Arranger, Producer, Additional Production
Aitken Composer
David Naughton Engineer
Robbie Williams Composer
Eddie Miller Engineer
Paul Wright III Engineer
Ash Howes Composer, Programming, Engineer
Graham Stack Composer, Producer
Mike Spencer Producer
Mark Aubrey Engineer
Steve Torch Composer
Emiliana Torrini Composer, Producer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Julian Gallagher Composer, Producer
Edith Wayne Composer
Tony Salter Engineer
Richard Flack Engineer, Pro-Tools
Sergio Flores Additional Production
Lorenzo Al Dino Pizzileo Additional Production
Dan Carey Composer, Producer
Dave Clews Programming, Vocal Engineer, Pro-Tools
Alvin Sweeney Programming, Engineer
Damon Sharpe Composer, Producer, Engineer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer
Claire Worrall Engineer
William Baker Cover Photo
Stuart Price Producer, Additional Production
Johnny Douglas Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Jake Shears Composer, Producer
Babydaddy Composer, Producer
Rob Davis Composer, Programming, Producer
Terry Blamey Management
Greg "Big G" Usek Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Julian Peake Composer
Edward Barton Composer
Daniel Davidsen Composer, Programming, Producer
Calvin Harris Composer, Producer
Jim Eliot Composer, Producer, drum programming
Lucas Secon Composer, Producer
George Brown Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer, Producer
Pete Hoffman Engineer, Pro-Tools
Dennis Thomas Composer
Mich Hansen Composer
Karen Poole Composer, Vocal Producer
Yoyo Engineer
Eumir Deodato Composer
Ira Shickman Composer
Osborne Bingham Composer
Robert Bell Composer
Steve Anderson Composer
Claydes Smith Composer
Peter Wallevik Composer, Programming, Producer
Mima Stilwell Composer
Kara Dio Guardi Composer
Paul Harris Composer
Savvas Tossifidis Engineer
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  • Posted July 25, 2012

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    Back in 2002, I was stationed in Japan and heard “Can&rsqu

    Back in 2002, I was stationed in Japan and heard “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” multiple times and recall also hearing her on the radio while visiting family in the states. My husband also introduced me to her by sharing “Body Language” and “Fever” cds with me during the week of our 2004 wedding. Needless to say, her music grew on me and I have positive memories of her music. Over the years, I purchased her “Ultimate Kylie” collection in 2005, “X” during the winter of 2007, and “Aphrodite” during July 2010. Fortunately, I got the chance to see her at a 2011 concert and to me she makes the songs sound even better live. With that said, I rated it four stars only because this cd has some of the following hits that are on the cds that I just mentioned: “In Your Eyes”, “Better the Devil You Know”,”All the Lovers”, “Red-blooded Woman” and “Confide In Me”. This makes it a collection that is best for those who are completely new to her music and those who only own her “X” or “Aphrodite” cds.

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