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$29.00
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ARTIST
TITLE
Kylie Minogue
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BEWITH 010LP BEWITH 010LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/21/2019

2016 release. Be With Records present the first ever vinyl reissue of Kylie Minogue's self-titled album, originally released in 1994. Deluxe limited edition; Double-LP, 180 gram vinyl presented in a sumptuous gatefold jacket, allowing the iconic Rankin portraits room to breathe. Beloved by perfect pop fans, this is Kylie's most sought-after record. Originally released in 1994, Kylie Minogue represents the fun '90s pop acts had in absorbing an increasingly diverse range of influences -- from house and ambient to Balearic and R&B. Beloved by perfect pop fans, this is Kylie's most sought-after record; finding a decent copy on vinyl will set you back well over £150. After phenomenal chart success in the late '80s and early '90s with the PWL Records hit factory, Kylie desired greater artistic freedom and critical credibility. Her move to dance music label deConstruction, and its commendable hands-off attitude, marked this profound shift in thinking and enabled the singer to make the album she really wanted. Indeed, Kylie Minogue is a sophisticated collection of stylish songs that elegantly reference new jack swing, R&B ballads, ambient pop and piano house. String-drenched epic "Confide In Me" (produced by acclaimed dance duo, Brothers in Rhythm) confidently sets the tone whilst "Surrender", a seductive sunset slow jam, unwittingly anticipates the voguish Balearic pop of the past decade. Jazzy pop-R&B groovers keep things moving but it's the masterful "Put Yourself In My Place" -- in all its understated melancholy -- that stops listeners in their tracks. Widely regarded as her finest downtempo moment, the monster single recalled late '80s American R&B but, having never received a proper vinyl release, its inclusion here is worth the price of admission alone. Further orchestral ballads, subtly cinematic pieces, and minor key house tracks (with the involvement of the Pet Shop Boys and acid house stalwarts Farley & Heller) serve to complete an assured collage of accessible yet resolutely eclectic "perfect pop". Over 20 years on, Kylie Minogue remains quietly revered and relevant today. Fellow Aussie group Tame Impala covered the pop juggernaut "Confide In Me".