Kylie Minogue - Tension

Thank you for saying this. I have been trying to figure out why am I not overly excited at seeing my favourite pop star perform live next. I was offered tickets for the Albert Hall show but decided not to fork out the £75. Is it because I have seen her 15 times? Possibly. But my gut feeling is because I feel like what I love about Kylie is not progessing to the musicality of the live right now which includes the song choices, or more maybe those productions. Padam and Tension have been the most musically excited I've been about her in ages, so I can see she still has the drive, but the recent shows have basically descended into Glasto rehashes plus the new tunes... is this a Steve thing or a Kylie thing? ‍I'm not sure but it's quite clear the live needs to be mixed up a bit to keep the die hards happy come the next phase of live events, whatever shape or form that mat be.
What I do know is that maybe Fever tour should be used as a benchmark musically as to how to integrate back cat with more well known Kylie songs. Time to mix it up and show the younger generation that has been gained via Padam why Kylie is queen.
Yes and yes.
Go back on a silly post that I had a few days back about the selection of future set lists - considering she is touring Tension. There was a few replies, saying that they don’t think most of the new album tracks will appear on tour; and if it doesn’t, most of the set list songs will be all the previous singles, and then it would look like a greatest hits part two.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons why she’s eager to go back to the studio record new songs- to expand her catalogue…

*sips more of that Kylie Prosecco* …

I mb buzzed already
 
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I don't think that it's fair to place the blame on Steve Anderson for the perceived lacklustre live arrangements. Considering how increasingly safe Kylie has become over the years, I imagine that she has had a lot of influence in live arrangements and it's her choice to play songs straight or recycle arrangements that she's particularly fond of.
 
I think we can all agree that we all love Steve Anderson dearly but it would be an interesting idea for him and Kylie's live show development to sit a tour out. It's probably the one major safety net shake up that Kylie hasn't ever done; but I think Kylie has maintained a tour family bubble of constants to balance out the people who naturally come and go (backing singers, dancers, live musicians) from tour to tour. I think it would be a good excercise for him too.
 
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After seeing it brought up yesterday, I watched the Fever tour for the first time in years. Jesus H, what a brilliant show. Kylie was on god-tier popstar form there. Incredible setlist, brilliant new mixes, fucking excellent vocals and I absolutely adore Kylie's look, with her long braids. She looked amazing.
 
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I went back to the album after a couple of weeks and, honestly, it's a classic.

I absolutely detest Hands, Green Light and Love Train (you either love them or hate them), but other than that, it's banger after banger. That track 1-6 run is not only flawless but is a legit career highlight.

Both Just Imagine and Somebody to Love should have been on the standard tracklisting. Including them, and taking away the 3 I hate (and probably shoving 10 out of 10 onto another edition) that is an absolutely perfect album.

I am absolutely perched for the extended mixes.
 
I don't think that it's fair to place the blame on Steve Anderson for the perceived lacklustre live arrangements. Considering how increasingly safe Kylie has become over the years, I imagine that she has had a lot of influence in live arrangements and it's her choice to play songs straight or recycle arrangements that she's particularly fond of.
I agree with this. The problem is more that they are recycling or only tweaking arrangements. Up until Aphrodite or KMO, they were doing way more changes.

It’s not like he’s completely transformed a song and it’s not working. It’s just that what is there is stuff we’ve already heard.
 
Do other artists continually change the arrangement of their songs on tour? I only ever really read about this on the Kylie forum. I saw Gaga on tour last year and I think the majority of songs were pretty faithful to the originals (she was amazing), and the same for Taylor on the Eras tour.
 
Do other artists continually change the arrangement of their songs on tour? I only ever really read about this on the Kylie forum. I saw Gaga on tour last year and I think the majority of songs were pretty faithful to the originals (she was amazing), and the same for Taylor on the Eras tour.

I would say if Lady Gaga is singing Bad Romance in 30 years time from now then new arrangements are necessary.
 
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Do other artists continually change the arrangement of their songs on tour? I only ever really read about this on the Kylie forum. I saw Gaga on tour last year and I think the majority of songs were pretty faithful to the originals (she was amazing), and the same for Taylor on the Eras tour.
I think that the reason why this is such a talking point when discussing Kylie is that Kylie has chosen to switch up the live arrangements of her material, while neither Gaga or Taylor have. By establishing this as a norm, fans now have an expectation for fresh arrangements.

Also, before I go on an anti-SAW rant, I'll just say that some material really does require new arrangements or they'd sound jarring alongside more recent material.

It'll be interesting to see if a Tension tour does happen, whether the Golden material will be played straight, will receive a "pop" live arrangement or will be skipped entirely.
 
Sorry, I'm a bit fuzzy on the exact phrasing (perhaps someone with a better memory can chime in), but during the silly Q&A section at An Audience With, Kylie did mention that she was currently working on "the next Padam" perhaps indicating that she's already building on the unexpected success of that single with some new tracks? It was, of course, vague enough to be interpreted a million ways. But, a fun little nugget..
 
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