Kylie Minogue

I loved that interview in The Face c.93 or 94 that discussed the first decon album - it was mostly about the music, and was the first time she really talked about the recording of an album. I mean, half the tracks mentioned never appeared but was fantastic at the time.
It was so exciting to read at the time. Chris Heath too as the journalist so it was of course going to be amazing. One of my favourite interviews/articles still - 30 years on.
 
For a good few years 90-94, there wasn't 1 interview where Madonnas name wasn't mentioned.
There’s a video on YouTube compiling some of these moments, and the progression of Kylie’s responses, from just lightly batting away comparisons in the beginning, to being just downright pissed off by the end is quite something to see. I personally never ever saw the comparisons.
 
The rhythm of love era was business as usual for me. I was 12 and still loved her just as much, the image and music was now developing at breakneck speed compared to the first two albums which were fairly consistent in tone.

I agree November 1990 was where it started going pear-shaped in the teen mags. People really reacted negatively to her 70s retro vamp image and she seemed to keep it for TV appearances such as TOTP for the rest of the campaign into 1991. I remember lots of black PVC, tight tops and big hair.

It was only really Word Is Out that dented my standom. I think after several months of trashing in the media I finally felt the music was playing second fiddle to the image.
 
Madonna got much more of a backlash with Erotica. I can’t quite believe Smash Hits was calling her grandma in 1992/3 (She was mid 30s). Erotica was a difficult time for a lot of teen fans. I don’t think the one-two of Bad Girl and Fever helped.
 
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Think I'm in the minority here, but anyone know what is going on with her albums on Apple Music currently? Duplicate tracks everywhere, and most of "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection (Expanded)" is missing.
 
Think I'm in the minority here, but anyone know what is going on with her albums on Apple Music currently? Duplicate tracks everywhere, and most of "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection (Expanded)" is missing.
Not sure what's going on but my library is also messed up - Disco Guest List Edition goes missing for the second time this month.
Last time there was an issue with Golden as well.
Seems to be something only affecting BMG releases.
 
Think I'm in the minority here, but anyone know what is going on with her albums on Apple Music currently? Duplicate tracks everywhere, and most of "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection (Expanded)" is missing.

The standard three-year licensing has expired, so all the Parlophone tracks have reverted back to Warner and are playing - at least, on Spotify, by pulling through from their original albums (or in the case of "Chocolate (Radio Edit) [Radio Edit]", from that Pop Icons Warner/X5 digital compilation. You'll notice that of the megamix tracks that still remain are the bits that Darenote/BMG fully owns.
 
Kylie's digital back catalogue can be so messed up on streaming at times. At one point, the Abbey Road Sessions versions tended to be in place of the PWL originals.
 
Some fascinating stuff happening at 4:30 - looks like the video was originally shot to a different mix of the song.
It's present in the original 12" mix

Wish they released a 7" of this, I kind of prefer it to the released version.

Sounds like the Walkin' In Rhythm mix, the de facto extended version. Probably just handier to play through for their dancing parts rather than starting and looping back the shorter edit.
 
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The standard three-year licensing has expired, so all the Parlophone tracks have reverted back to Warner and are playing - at least, on Spotify, by pulling through from their original albums (or in the case of "Chocolate (Radio Edit) [Radio Edit]", from that Pop Icons Warner/X5 digital compilation. You'll notice that of the megamix tracks that still remain are the bits that Darenote/BMG fully owns.
Thanks for this explanation!
 
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I'm still sad that I never got to experience the Rhythm of Love era. Kylie and her team abandoned North America after Enjoy Yourself flopped in North America.
I don't think that it's fair to say that they abandoned North America. No idea about Let's Get To It, but Kylie and her team definitely tried to get Rhythm Of Love released in the US with a new label, but that fell though.
 
Was it this issue? Always liked the cover for it too:
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That's the one! Fantastic interview. I've still got it in a folder of cuttings from around that time, loads of interviews, ads, those postcards that came through the post. One of these days I'll scan it all in so I can clear some space!
 
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