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Missing one vital song!
on 30 January 2014
I love this - Kylie's Stock Aitken Waterman songs on CD1 and her later, more credible hits on CD2. Only one gripe - why has the No4 ballad 'If You Were With Me NOw' not been included? It's a hundred times better than her 'Celebration' cover, which isn't bad in itself, but that ballad was not just a brilliant song but emotive and gave Kylie a chance to spread her wings vocally. She sounds great on it, and it coudl easily be a hit for her these days - it was first released in 1992 and did well then, but it hasn't dated at all. So why isn't it included on this album?
Anyway - supreme songs are: "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (stunning), What Do I Have To Do, Shocked, Step Back In Time, Better The Devil You Know, Spinning Around, Confide In Me, Did It Again. The no 6 hit "Where Is The Feeling" from her deConstruction days is another one that could have been included but isn't. - neither is Manic Street Preachers collaboration 'Some Kind Of Bliss' - neither of these songs would have been out of place in this Greatest Hits package.
The songs on there show the range Kylie has encompassed musically - she's never been afraid to try things, even if they don't work out as commercially successful as previous endeavours. She could have just stayed a S/A/W poppet, sweetly singing their songs until she faded from obscurity like the rest of their acts, but instead she had the good sense to leave and make her own way in the music world, recognising that she needed image changes and changes of musical direction along the way. That's why smart and sassy Kylie will always be ten steps ahead of the likes of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke - singers who have stronger voices than Kylie but don't have the nerve to break free as she did.
Kylie, you're a legend, and this album shows why that deserves to continue.