Kylie Minogue

I think when she released Confide it was a bit of a novelty ‘oh look, cute Kylie is going through a grungy stage’ - then they realised it was here to stay and she was actually attempting to be seen as a credible artist, then people lost interest and the backlash started. Sadly, I don’t think anything she released at that time was going to work as the general public had checked out. Thankfully none of us fell into that category however!

The re-branding of Kylie started a long time before the album though. She became beloved of the style mags some time before the release of the album and she was being positioned at a cool dance diva/style icon. So when Confide hit, if was the perfect storm that fed into that (the video was literally everything that those press articles had her printed to be). I just don't think anything else from the campaign had that same allure and as such turned people against her.
 
I think when she released Confide it was a bit of a novelty ‘oh look, cute Kylie is going through a grungy stage’ - then they realised it was here to stay and she was actually attempting to be seen as a credible artist, then people lost interest and the backlash started. Sadly, I don’t think anything she released at that time was going to work as the general public had checked out. Thankfully none of us fell into that category however!

Maybe in the UK this was true by the time she released single 2 and 3.

Confide in Me was huge in Australia and #1, then the Nick Cave duet was #2 in Oz and very popular, then Impossible Princess went on to sell double platinum here... even Triple J radio started playing her in Oz which is quite unusual for a commercial pop star like Kylie.
 
Maybe in the UK this was true by the time she released single 2 and 3.

Confide in Me was huge in Australia and #1, then the Nick Cave duet was #2 in Oz and very popular, then Impossible Princess went on to sell double platinum here... even Triple J radio started playing her in Oz which is quite unusual for a commercial pop star like Kylie.
Yes, she did pretty good overall in the Decon years in Australia. Impossible Princess, I believe at the time was her longest charting and highest selling album.
 
Yes, she did pretty good overall in the Decon years in Australia. Impossible Princess, I believe at the time was her longest charting and highest selling album.

Impossible Princess hung around the charts for a very long time.

I am not upset that she "returned to pop" in 2000 and scored another 2 Aussie #1 singles, so well done to Kylie.
But I am also very happy that Confide in Me topped the charts here, and Where the Wild Roses Grow almost topped the charts here, because to me a #1 and #2 single during her indie years or whatever the UK media called it, it's nothing to scoff about.
 
Impossible Princess hung around the charts for a very long time.

I am not upset that she "returned to pop" in 2000 and scored another 2 Aussie #1 singles, so well done to Kylie.
But I am also very happy that Confide in Me topped the charts here, and Where the Wild Roses Grow almost topped the charts here, because to me a #1 and #2 single during her indie years or whatever the UK media called it, it's nothing to scoff about.
Indeed, a very good achievement. Confide In Me after all topped the charts for 5 weeks (I think), so that's something special in itself. And Where The Wild Roses Grow was also nominated for an ARIA award so, again, impressive.
 
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I've always been curious. Assuming that it received radio play, which version of "Where Is The Feeling?" did radio play—the Dolphin Mix or the Bish Bosh Mix?
I think Steve Anderson also mentioned there was a BIR remix too.
Now this is something that I'm interested in. I wonder if Brother In Rhythm were able to make "Time Will Pass You By" decent.
 

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Three of the songs on the album are cover versions of largely unknown tracks: "Where Has The Love Gone?", "Time Will Pass You By" and "Where Is the Feeling?"

Who recorded the original Where Has The Love Gone and Time Will Pass You By?
 
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