- Too Far
- Cowboy Style
- Some Kind of Bliss
- Did It Again
- Say Hey
- I Don't Need Anyone
- Through the Years
By 1997, much of the pop music landscape had changed. The music papers were declaring the "Techno Revolution" was on, Oasis and Manic Street Preachers were ruling the charts, and simple dance-pop seemed to be the domain of teenage girls. So what does the dance-pop diva of the '90s do? She recruits Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore, and Nicky Wire, starts writing unaided, and completely changes musical direction. Enter Kylie Minogue's Impossible Princess (the title was changed to Kylie Minogue after the death of Princess Diana). From the trippy cover art to the abundance of guitars and experimental vocal tracks, this was her "great leap forward." The move got her in the papers, but, unfortunately, critical acclaim was lacking. So were sales. Critics called it a mistake, and the public was less than impressed. Which is sad, because this is a pretty damn good record. Unlike her early work, this album sounds stronger and has a more natural feel. Her songwriting abilities have come a long way, and Impossible Princess
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A wounderful CD that graps you from the beginning and takes you on a rollercoaster ride through a mix of rock and pop. The first song Too Far is perhaps the saddest song on the CD with the song fading away in the middle and coming back from "life". It is not your normal Kylie CD like her early 80's teeney pop music or her more sophisticated dance pop music. If you enjoyed any of Kylie's work then make sure you check out this CD to see what Kylie is capable of. Or if you think she is just a manufactured singer then listen closely to some of these songs then make up your mind
I think Kylie needed to make this albums to wash the PWL years out of her head and progress towards a new maturity. Of all her albums, bar the most recent 'Fever', this is the most consistant containing as it does some amazing singing (I think this album show cases her vocal talents more than any other), songwriting and production - well with Dave Ball and The Manic Street Preachers on hand she couldn't go wrong really. For me the stand out tracks are 'Sey Hey','Drunk', 'Breathe' and especially the superb 'Limbo.' Kylie, wrongly-maligned and underestimated for years finally seems to be achieveing the recognition that she deserves. For anyone who has come to her via her recent success with 'Fever' must give her back-cataloghue a listen and - perhaps unbiased with no-preconcetpions borne of a knowledge of her recording history - see that this album is one of the best.
I have Kylie Minogues, first album, Kylie somewhere in my basement. I bought this CD as a present last year for my cousin. I asked if he could make a tape for me as i liked her poppy 80s stuff. Well this is completely different from her recordings as disco diva in the UK. More Bjork/Alanis than Madonna. This edition also includes the excellent bonus track 'Tears'. A must !