Kylie Minogue - Kylie
Label: Geffen Records
Catalog#: XGHS 24195
Format: Vinyl, LP
Record is VG++ (listen to our copy)
Cover has minor corner wear and a bend mark on the bottom right corner.
Comes with original inner sleeve that has split and been repaired with tape.
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Backing Vocals - Dee Lewis , Mae McKenna , Mike Stock , Suzanne Rhatigan
Mixed By - Pete Hammond
Producer - Stock, Aitken & Waterman
A1 I Should Be So Lucky 3:30
A2 The Locomotion 3:15
A3 Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi 4:01
A4 It's No Secret 3:55
A5 Got To Be Certain 3:16
B1 Turn It Into Love 3:32
B2 I Miss You 3:11
B3 I'll Still Be Loving You 3:44
B4 Look My Way 3:33
B5 Love At First Sight 3:10
Kylie Minogue first hit it big in her home country of Australia before breaking through to the UK, and is still going strong. Sadly, she was criminally not recognized or received in the same manner in this country. This, her 1988 album entitled Kylie, is where the saga begins.
Her debut was entirely written, produced, and arranged by Stock-Aitken-Waterman, the prime purveyors of bubblegum pop in the late 1980's. Kylie stands now as the classic epitome of the S-A-W sound.
The album bursts into overdrive instantly with the first two singles, "I Should Be So Lucky" and "The Loco-Motion", yes, the Little Eva song written by the famous songwriting duo of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. This version stayed on the top of the Aussie charts for 7 weeks straight. Personally, it should have gone for 12 weeks, but oh well.
"Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi", qui est francais pour "I don't know why", is a mid-paced single that provides a good beat. So is "It's No Secret". Then comes "Got To Be Certain", the third overdrive single on this album. I've always had trouble deciding which is my favorite single on here: this, "I Should Be So Lucky", "The Loco-Motion", or "Love At First Sight". More often than not, it ends up as a four-way tie.
As it turned out, the first six songs became singles, so that's three-fifths of the album right there. "Turn It Into Love" is yet another overdrive single and "I Miss You", the first non-single on the album, has a nice horn section mixed in with the S-A-W wall of synthesizer keyboards.
All ten songs on the entire album is an instant dance-party album, and not a filler among them. Heck, "I'll Still Be Loving You" and "Look My Way" beat to a somewhat slower, but nevertheless midpaced tempo before finishing off with the rocket-paced "Love At First Sight".
People who are into contemporary techno may consider this dated and pokey, but the upbeat style of Kylie showers the partier or listener with a fuzzy, warm feeling instead of the cold, mechanical prickliness of freeze-dried techno. It's also a good workout, especially for jogging or on a Revmaster.
As for the album cover, there she is, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, wearing a slanting hatbrim with her hair piled atop it. So, there it is for Kylie, the first of many delightful albums.
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