|1. Too Far (Brothers In Rhythm|
|2. Breathe [TNT Club Mix]|
|3. Did It Again [Trouser Enthusiasts Goddess of Contortion Mix]|
|4. Breathe [Tee's Freeze Mix]|
|5. Some Kind of Bliss [Quivver Mix]|
|6. Too Far (Junior Vasquez Remix)|
|7. Did It Again(razor - N|
|8. Breathe(Sash! Club Mix)|
|1. Too Far [Junior Vasquez Remix]|
|2. Did It Again [Razor - N|
|3. Breathe [Sash! Club Mix]|
|4. Too Far [Brothers in Rhythm Dub Mix]|
|5. Breathe [Nalin & Kane Remix]|
|6. Too Far (Brothers In Rhythm)|
|7. Breathe (Nalin & Kane Remix)|
Ten of the twelve tracks here are co-written by Minogue, with the remaining two giving Kylie sole writing credit. That's no mean feat for the girl who used to be sent out of the room while her previous producers wrote the next verse of her latest hit.
Kylie embarked on a musical experimental journey for this album, adopting a lyrical style which can only be described as remarkable. Take the opening track, "Too Far" as prime example... "lured into this den, it's bitter and I want the sweetness again, a taste that I agree with, get me past these perils into my eden". It's hardly "I Should Be So Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Lucky" is it? She's come a long way since Neighbours.
Sharing the album's production credits with the fantastic Brothers In Rhythm are Dave Ball, Ingo Vauk and Rob Dougan. Not forgetting Mr James Dean Bradfield, of Manic Street Preachers fame.
The album takes its name from a poetry book entitled, "Poems To Break The Harts Of Impossible Princesses" by the writer, Billy Childish, who is dyslexic. Alas, the album's title was dropped in the UK following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Following a six month delay, the album was finally released, eventually gaining silver status in the UK and tremendous success in Australia.
However, here is the album, direct from Oz, as it is meant to be seen - complete with the "Impossible Princess" title. You may even be "shocked to your very foundations" with how good it is.
The stand-out tracks are, sadly, those which weren't released as singles (at least in the UK). "Cowboy Style" (an Oz single release) simply shines, and marries Kylie's peculiarly strong vocals beautifully. "Drunk" - an intense dance track that would have been massive on the underground club circuit, the rapid-fire "Limbo" and "Dreams", the album's haunting closing track.
It's true that she runs the gamut of musical styles on here, but when she does so as well as she does, you can hardly complain.
So, open your mind and give it a go. Forget she used to be in Neighbours, forget The Loco-Motion... forget it's Kylie if you have to. Just try her for size. I'm sure she'll fit quite perfectly.
Kylie Minogue? Kylie Great, more like!
The CD is one of the best CDs I have ever owned. Not only is the artwork BEAUTIFUL (might even be an understatement), the music is FANTASTIC. Her lyrics have REALLY improved since she started writing them herself. She is also co-producer on this album.
Highlights of the album are mainly the Brothers In Rhythm produced tracks, such as "Too Far", which has an eerie feel to it. "Drunk" and "Limbo" fit in the same genre, excellent dance tracks with haunting lyrics and full of unpredictability.
But the album is not only full of dance tracks. It features songs that remind me of The Cardigans ("I don't need anyone"), Massive Attack ("Jump") and Björk ("Say Hey").
All in all this CD is a MUST-OWN, and unfortunately one of Kylie's most underrated works to date. I'm looking forward to her new CD already! And it's coming out soon!
P.S. If you like the English or Oz edition of this CD, you should try the Japanese one, with bonus track "Tears", and a BEAUTIFUL holographic photo of Kylie!
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