Rhythm Of Love: Collector's Edition LP/2CD/DVD Box set, Collector's Edition
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"RHYTHM OF LOVE" was originally released in November 1990 and has long been seen as marking Kylie''s coming of age as an artist - both visually and musically. As well as songwriting herself for the first time with US collaborators such as Stephen Bray and Michael Jay, Kylie recorded seven classic tracks at PWL with Stock Aitken Waterman, including a legendary run of signature singles: "Better The Devil You Know" (UK #2), "Step Back In Time" (#4), "What Do I Have To Do?" (#6) and "Shocked" (#6). The SPECIAL EDITION CD includes five bonus tracks - the essential 12" mixes of all four singles plus the original March 1990 mix of the fan favourite "Things Can Only Get Better". The Special Edition features unique picture CD artwork and a 24-page booklet containing full lyrics, new sleeve notes and classic images. Also available is the COLLECTOR'S EDITION. A limited pressing, this lavish, heirloom-quality LP-size box set is the ultimate must-have item for the dedicated fan, containing: o A unique picture disc vinyl LP of the original 11-track album in a special die-cut cover. o A remastered and expanded 2CD and DVD set in individual deluxe card sleeves and a special slipcase. o A souvenir fold-out poster and set of six memorabilia postcards. o An outsized 48-page book containing many classic images, discography, full lyrics and new sleeve notes.
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rhythm of love, kylie's 3rd album, charts kylie's leap from girl next door, to sensual woman. her music, while still denting the upper region of the charts, has taken on a more sophisticated sound. the first track 'better the devil you know' is a dance classic, and has become one of kylie's signature tunes. while tracks like 'what do i have to do' helped kylie cross over to the club scene.
this album is a pop tour-de-force, with stock/aitken/waterman on fine form to deliver four of kylie's finest singles to date. and for once i think the right songs were released as singles. it also marks kylie's first foray into songwriting, collaborating with keith cohen, and longtime madonna producer stephen bray. giving some of the album suble r'n'b influences. the songs are great, the production is great, and we finally get to hear kylie's voice pure and clear without the over-dubs of the previous two albums. with her peers from the late 80s..debbie gibson, tiffany et al, already fading...kylie was going from strength to strenth..and finally started to gain some credibily to match the record sales
Better The Devil You Know was one of her greatest acheivements in this era. A sharp-edged pop track containing an effectivley breathy performance from its star, the track quickly raced its way up to the U.K and Australian Top 10 singles charts. Step Back in Time is another inventive pop masterpiece containing compelling undertones of hot, pulsating funk whilst What Do i Have to Do slides back into the more formulaic and familiar sound of the Stock, Aikten and Waterman sound, though is still enduringly effective regardless and exactly the same could be said for Secret and Always Find The Time.
Kylie displays her appealing vocal qualities on the smooth, sensual ballad, The World Still Turns. Most effective is the album version of Shocked. The track has a sharp, rock-edge feel to it, complete with a thrashing guirtar played erratically throughout the track and encapsulates a striking atmospheric feel to it.
One Boy, Girl is a bouncy pop number that sounds very Americanised and even features Kylie performing a rap whilst another atmospheric cut is the fabulous Things Can Only get Better which strongly stands as one of the albums very best recordings. Count The Days is distinctley reminiscent to Madonna's EveryBody whilst the title track, Rhythm Of Love is nothing exceptional in comparison to the rest of the album though still is a sassy, infectious affair at that.
Rhythm Of love showed Kylie maturing as an artist and gave a subtle hint of what was to come. Clearly her best work under the guidance of Stock, Aikten & Waterman. Recommended!
Sure, Stock/Aitken/Waterman's presence is still felt but there is still a more grown-up feel in their writing for her. The first song and single off the album is Better The Devil You Know which took no time at all in overtaking I Should Be So Lucky as the defining song of her career. It's a song that's still heard in clubs (particularly gay ones) today and most still prefer Kylie's version to the Steps one. Step Back In Time is what it suggests, a look back at the music of the 70s and the brilliant accompanying video just emphasises that. What Do I Have To Do? was remixed when it was released as a single. To me, the album version would have also been great as a single but both are great. The video is probably more memorable than the song where Kylie attempts to look like as many film stars as she can in three and a half minutes. Secrets reverts back to the Kylie/Enjoy Yourself days somewhat but this is not totally unexpected when you are listening to a SAW produced album. Always Find The Time shifts up a gear until we get to the first treat on the album The World Still Turns which becomes Kylie's first ever writing credit on an album. Co-written with Michael Jay and Mark Leggett it's not a particularly brilliant song but you have to recognize her efforts in a very difficult period for her. It was so difficult for her to get respect as a serious artist. Maybe she was trying too much, but at least she was trying. Shocked reverts back to SAW mode and would not have been as successful as a single had it not had the remix treatment by DNA.Read more ›
I much prefer her old music to her new style if i am honest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So happy to get my copy.Great work great booklet.Amazing rare videosPublished 10 months ago by Ioannis Remoundos
During the early 1990's Kylie began to wrestle with the manufactured roots which made her a star, this album would see her first strike at not only visual independence but... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mad Fan
Awesome! Flawless album. Some of Kylie's best songs. Great pics.Published 13 months ago by John Paul Unda Oyarzun
If you love the original cd, you'll love this with all of the remixes!Published 14 months ago by Thomas
When thinking about what Kylie album i would rate her best, it was a toss-up between this and 'Aphrodite', but with a bit more time thinking about it, this one undoubtedly comes on... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Caleb