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Everybody Party Now!
on 8 December 2009
'The 1995 Sessions' is something Dannii Minogue fans around the world have been waiting for for almost 15 years. And boy does it deliver! Despite being an album of demo recordings, it's the perfect bridge between Dannii's sophmore album 'Get Into You' and her fantastic third album 'Girl', her first real foray into the dance realm. This album perfectly shifts between the two albums, mixing the soul of 'Get Into You' with the euro dance sounds that led to 1997's 'Girl'.
First track 'Free Your Love' is a slice of dance-pop heaven with Dannii's ever strong vocals and it's extended 12" mix adds some extra vocal takes and beats to the track. The albums sole-ballad 'Don't Wanna Leave You Now' (as previously featured on Dannii's 1998 Unleashed tour) is a gorgeous ballad that really showcases the younger Minogue's vocals - that for one reason or another it seems are always under scrutiny by the public and media that are not 'in the know'. 'Skin Deep', 'Crazy (For Your Love)' and 'Love And Affection' are all fantastic dance/pop hybrids that prove just how strong even unreleased material by Dannii is.
'Everlasting Night' is here in it's original form, sans drag queens and harder dance beats it would go onto feature when released as the official Mardi Gras release in 1999 in Australia only. I can't decide which version of 'Everlasting Night' I prefer, to be honest I think I love both! 'Exclusively' while sticking to dance styles, flirts with the hip-pop beats of her debut album 'Love & Kisses' and the original version of 'Coconut' is a fun dance reworking of the Harry Nilsson classic, however not as good as the final version, mixed by FlexiFingers that appears on the 'Girl' album.
This being a deluxe fan edition, there's something we've become accustomed to as Dannii fans - 24 page deluxe booklets! This one does not disappoint, featuring an array of black and white photos of Dannii at that time in her career as well as lyrics to all the songs and a short but sweet note from Ms. Minogue.
This is one to check out for the Dannii fan in your life for sure. Whether it's your boyfriend, your girlfriend or even yourself at this price how can you say no?