The Best of Kylie Minogue

The Best of Kylie Minogue

by Kylie Minogue
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The Best of Kylie Minogue

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099963577921
catalogNumber: 35779

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
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Jim Brumby   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Guy Chambers   Composer,Producer,Direction
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
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
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Earl Toon   Composer
Pete Waterman   Arranger,Producer,Additional Production
Aitken   Composer
David Naughton   Engineer
Robbie Williams   Composer
Eddie Miller   Engineer
Paul Wright   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
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
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer,Producer
Pete Hoffman   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Mich Hansen   Composer
Karen Poole   Composer,Vocal Producer
Yoyo   Engineer
Eumir Deodato   Composer
Ira Shickman   Composer
Osborne Bingham   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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The Best of Kylie Minogue 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
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.