Who remembered listening and dancing to “Locomotion” and “I Should Be So Lucky” when you were little? I do! Because I was born before the 70’s ended, I was exposed to the music of the 80’s. Amidst the new wave craze came an artist named Kylie Minogue or Kylie Anne in real life, an Australian singer, recording artist, actress, song writer and showgirl. She began her career as a child actress on Australian television, then achieved her recognition in her role in the soap opera Neighbours, she then started her career in 1987 as recording artist. Loco-Motion, her first single stayed #1 for seven weeks on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade.
Kylie Minogue is a breast cancer survivor and donates her time to American Cancer Society, as well as amFAR for AIDS research. Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in 2005, after series of treatments and chemotherapy sessions she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008, Minogue said that her cancer had originally been misdiagnosed. She commented, “Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right”, but later spoke of her respect for the medical profession.
Kylie has been celebrating K25, her 25th Anniversary in music, all throughout 2012. It has been an extraordinary career so far—60 million global album sales, multiple hit singles, global tours, and industry accolades—all of which has permanently cemented her place in music history as a bonafide superstar.
To also celebrate her 25 years in the industry, she just released her album, The Abbey Road Sessions which contains reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs from her musical catalog. It features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible twenty-five-year career. It was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra. The album features many of Kylie’s best-known hits and previously unreleased tracks.
Over all sixteen tracks, one thing becomes very clear—stripped of her high-end pop production, the emotional resonance of Kylie’s songs has never been clearer, and her voice has never sounded better.
The Abbey Road Sessions Track Listing:
1. All The Lovers
2. On A Night Like This
3. Better The Devil You Know
4. Hand On Your Heart
5. I Believe In You
6. Come Into My World
7. Finer Feelings
8. Confide In Me
10. The Locomotion
11. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
12. Where The Wild Roses Grow
14. I Should Be So Lucky
15. Love At First Sight
16. Never Too Late
Kylie’s latest single “Flower” is a song she wrote several years ago following her battle with breast cancer, to the child she wishes she might one day still have. My favorite from the album is still Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and the classic The Locomotion. Here’s a sampler of what the album has instored :
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