Kylie Minogue

I’ve just had ‘Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection’ playing on vinyl and the pressing/recording for ‘Dancing’ sounded like utter shit compared to everything else. Has anyone else had this issue?

I think 'Dancing' is badly mastered anyway so the transfer to vinyl hasn't been favourable to it.
 
Sky might be a good producer but his work with Kylie is just not a good mix. I can forgive some of the more iffy moments on Golden because they switched the script on him to produce an album using a genre he knew nothing about, but on Disco it seems like the music equivalent of nails on a chalkboard at some points.
The extended mixes ironed out a lot of those issues though.
 
Yes, 20 concerts.



Is Let's Get To It her lowest selling album? Despite 2 British Top 5 singles, the album sold poorly.
Impossible Princess has sold almost 2 x platinum in AUST, don't know about the UK?

I am sure I read that it had sold around 75k in the UK a few years back. Which would make it Silver I think?
 
I remember reading some stats that showed Let’s Get outsold Impossible Princess by at least 10 - 15k in the UK. I don’t know if streaming and reissues have changed that but I’d be surprised if they had. I really like both albums, incidentally.

The biggest surprise in terms of sales (despite its respectable figures) is Body Language. Amazing lead single but the album derailed her imperial phase and was below par as a follow-up to Fever.

The “hip-hop with glitter” brief was also a mess.
 
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Impossible Princess has sold almost 2 x platinum in AUST, don't know about the UK?

I can't find the specific issue right now, but I recall an infobox in a Music Week that stated Impossible Princess had only managed circa 30,000 sales during its release. Spring of 1998 was also a low-point for album sales as well, there were a few albums that got to #1 on 32,000 copies (Catatonia and Garbage) and it wasn't until the Manics/Steps chart battle in September that the album market started to recover.
 
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15,500 first week sales and same again during the release shadow; it likely picked up the rest of its sales from curious buyers over 2000-2002 and when the 2xCD version was released in 2003.
 
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The biggest surprise in terms of sales (despite its respectable figures) is Body Language. Amazing lead single but the album derailed her imperial phase and was below par as a follow-up to Fever.
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I feel like whatever Kylie released following Fever was always bound to underperform. The stars all aligned for Fever and I genuinely don't think that Parlophone—or any record label—would've been able to replicate that success. What we got from Body Language was a largely solid album with very few obvious singles, which is good enough for me.
 
Fever was a lightning in a bottle moment, she was never going to match it in sales.
Body Language was a perfect follow up as it showed that she was willing to be different and not stick to the same formula because it was successful, something that she lacks now sadly.
Plus Body language is better than Fever and one of her very best.
 
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