Kylie Minogue’s The Abbey Road Sessions was released on October 24, 2012 and was recorded last year at this time. The Abbey Road Sessions features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible twenty-five-year career. The album was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra. Kylie fans will be happy as the album features many of Kylie’s best-known hits and it also contains some previously unreleased tracks.
Kylie is a breast cancer survivor and her latest single “Flower” is a song that she wrote several years ago, following her battle with breast cancer, to the child she wishes she might one day still have.
My Review of The Abbey Road Sessions
Before I start my review, I need to tell you that aside from “Locomotion” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, I didn’t know many of Kylie’s songs before listening to The Abbey Road Sessions. I know that diehard Kylie fans would probably enjoy the remixes that much more because they would have ties to many more of her songs than I do. I know that when Bon Jovi released his CD of his popular songs remixed with a new feel, I LOVED it so I am a fan of reworking old songs and making them new again.
That said, I went into this Kylie review with an open mind. I wanted to experience her music as though I was listening with fresh ears and I indulged a little when I came across “Locomotion” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” My husband sat and listened to many of the songs with me as well.
Kylie has a sweet, clean and punchy sound. She is someone that you could turn on during a road trip and just enjoy. This particular album, The Abbey Road Sessions, definitely showcases her smooth vocals and the orchestra pumps it up to a new level. No synthesized pop-like music. This is a sophisticated, grooving sound.
I haven’t had the album long enough to develop a favourite song but I do enjoy the album. It’s not the typical genre of music that I gravitate toward and it’s not an album that will get a ton of play from me but it’s also a nice change from the over-processed music that is on the radio today.
Check Out Kylie’s Single, “Flower” in This Video
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