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Kylie Minogue

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Weezerfan, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Anyone know why she never performs Give Me Just A Little More Time? I know we got it on the Anti-Tour but still, I’d love to hear it more often!
  2. Was the Fever Tour big budget? It doesn't look it. Or maybe that's just me looking at it from a 2020 lenses.

    Seems like a hard song to slot into a setlist as its very different in style to everything else she's done.
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  3. No idea, although it could because I believe she was embarrassed by the "Brrr" bits. Which is odd seeing how it's the most iconic part of the song. To be honest, all of the Let's Get To It singles are due to be done live again. Such an neglected era.
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  4. I think it was big budget from the perspective of what Kylie had been doing previously, and pattern budgeted against the initial run of dates before they added on the extra nights. Factor in the Australian leg - which most other artists - at least then - didn't bother with.

    You also have to consider that 2002 was probably the last year that tours were a promotional tool to sell albums. They likely costed it to come in just above break even.
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  5. Vocally she's better now then ever she's one of the few artists that has really pushed themselves vocally to get better and better and she spends alot of time and prides herself on them , there were issues throughout the whole golden tour as she kept getting the same throat issue because she wouldn't cancel dates when she should have, and the fever tour at times was horribly nasel, and I hate to break it to you but kiss me once and golden both had bigger budgets than fever, fever at the time cost around 2.5 - 3million it was big budget for the time and she really was pushing boundaries when it came to performance and a show narrative most acts were still just having shows that were lights and a screen and a lift, things started to change from then on forvother performers and kylie was pretty much placed on a performance pedistal
  6. Please Stay is one of her greatest ever singles. When you listen to it now, it’s crazy that it wasn’t a mega hit for her.
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  7. Please Stay is glorious. One of the guys that wrote it also played the iconic guitar line on Viva Forever!
  8. It was a cute album track, but it was to cutesy kylie pwl sounding and the rest of the campaign had been cool pop and brezzy and parlophone not releasing ydny because they felt it appealed to much to the gay demographic and didn't want to isolate her audience then they picked please stay, oh the irony
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  9. The Lovely John Themis who is also the " Steve Anderson " to Boy George and Culture Club. One of the great behind the scenes musicians and writers. x
  10. I rewatched KylieX2008 for the first time since not really enjoying it at the time and by jove it's quite the show. I'm glad I haven't replayed it a lot since because it all felt kinda new.

    I love how daring it was to have Head as song 2, preceded by a snippet of a leaked track (Boombox), with another unreleased track to immediately follow - Ruffle My Feathers. And to also include Loveboat, Flower, Sometime Samurai and 10 tracks from X (incidentally the Roman numeral for 10) on the set list - whew!
  11. I imagine that it's been retired because it's a cover and unlike "The Locomotion," it wasn't a massive hit and isn't exactly important to Kylie's career narrative.
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  12. Very this. Fever had a very particular vibe, and the way Boy gets it better than some of the included tracks... I use it as the first track in my playlist for the album.
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  13. Replace give it to me, dance floor and your love with boy, tightrope and rendezvous at sunset and you have a fantastic album
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  14. I think x2008 got the perfect balance of what kylie is, forward thinking but at the same time accessible
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  15. See, I like all of those so absolutely not, sorry, ddd. But I do think it is an either/or between Your Love and Tightrope. I would have liked both on the album at the same time, even though I love both. (Tightrope is Greatest Hits material, it should be in, like, the Step Back In Time compilation, what a moment.)
  16. Absolutely glorious indeed! Her vocals on it give me goosebumps too.
  17. I think too much has been read into this. From a late 2000 perspective, a whole bunch of has-been singers tried to replicate Kylie's comeback with bad disco covers and camp visuals and completely misunderstanding what Kylie's comeback truly was and why it worked for her and her only. The general public might have lapped up Robbie Williams camping it up and sampling I Will Survive, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have had the same tolerance for Kylie doing it - at that point in time.

    Please Stay's biggest crime is a cheap video and being released too-long into the coattails of the '99 Latin sound. The narrative that the general public (hahahahahaha), or even hardcore fans, didn't buy it as a punishment for Your Disco Needs You being sidelined is just laughable and needs to be dropped.

    It came out at Christmas, didn't sound like a Christmas hit and got a little lost in the Christmas market. William Baker writes how Kylie's team and Parlophone both agreed that the kettle went off the boil for the marketing of that one. You could make the guess that Please Stay was what made the Fever period and all its singles, so (almost) flawlessly executed. They learned their mistakes and planned accordingly.
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  18. Your Love has an ominous cinematic sound to it on the verse that gives it the edge over Tightrope on first listen (as well as that beautiful middle-8). Factor in that the original mix of Tightrope is a bit basic. The second mix is what really gives it something else. Tightrope is the better song and I think it only really becomes apparent on multiple listens. It just hooks into your brain and makes you take notice of it.
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  19. If I recall right, ...Little More Time was massive for her at the time. I'm not 100% on this but I think it outsold Better the Devil You Know back then (although I believe that Devil caught up and overtook it in the digital era). It definitely outperformed at least a few of her imperial-PWL-era earlier singles.

    My theory on this is that Kylie has probably associated the song with a really difficult time working with SAW, I can imagine she didn't want to be doing Motown covers (and then when it was a hit it would have been harder to get her way). I can imagine it's probably also a bit difficult to sing, it's a bit shouty and all big lungs.
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  20. I'm sure I remember reading that there was a lot of arguments behind the scenes during the recording of Let's Get to It, which has probably contributed to Kylie not wanting to do any of those tracks again.
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