Kylie Releases The Abbey Road SessionsNov 07, 2012
Global pop icon Kylie Minogue releases The Abbey Road Sessions in the U.S. today. It was released a week earlier in the UK where it debuted at #2. The album which was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra features sixteen classic Kylie tracks, all radically reworked; spanning Kylie’s incredible 25 year career has been widely acclaimed by the UK press. Q Magazine gave The Abbey Road Sessions 3 stars and claimed “This is quality stuff” while The Guardian gave the album 4 stars and proclaimed it has “majestic moments.” The Daily Mail agreed with 4 stars saying that “Kylie sounds all grown up and it suits her.” The Telegraph agreed and said “Kylie has nailed it.”
Kylie will visit stateside next week to perform on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” on November 13th and NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on November 14th.
The album features many of Kylie’s best-known hits including “I Should Be So Lucky”, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and “The Locomotion.” Other highlights include fan favorite but previously unreleased “Flower”, a wonderfully poignant “Better The Devil You Know”, the ever-amazing “Confide In Me”, a sultry “On A Night Like This” and a joyous “All The Lovers.” Nick Cave also re-recorded his vocal on the famous 1996 duet “Where The Wild Roses Grow” especially for the album. Across all 16 tracks one thing becomes very clear – stripped of her high end pop production, the emotional resonance of many of Kylie’s songs has never been clearer, nor has her voice ever sounded better.
Watch the ‘Behind The Scenes’ video featuring exclusive studio footage and Kylie’s commentary on the making of the album below.
The Abbey Road Sessions available on iTunes