“ Genre: Compilation / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2008-10-20 at Almighty „
For those of us who do love Kylie we have probably gone out and bought the genuine article, real Kylie albums. For those of us who love Kylie so much we will buy anything with her name plastered on it, there exists this intriguing CD bundle, lots and lots of Kylie covers performed by the Almighty Showgirls. The album has three CDs and one of the discs contains a special megamix with loads of the tracks blended together. But is it really any good, or a waste of a tenner?
'Can't Get You Outta My Head' was dancey to begin with, the new version adds a slightly bouncier bassline and beefs it up further with an electro twist, surprisingly good and the vocals are on fine form too so thumbs up as we get off to a rousing start. The epic 'Your Disco Needs You' is as camp as they come with highly spirited vocals and a keen melody, it is a worthy cover if not very similar to the original version.
'Put Yourself In My Place' was a slowly, so the dance remake is quite interesting, it actually works and the chords are very inviting here. The vocals are tempting and even sound like her too, one for those more mellow moments. Moving to one of the earlier Kylie efforts, 'Turn It Into Love' still sounds very eighties, though this version has a stronger dancefloor zest about it and some good cut up vocals which add to the charm, pretty decent and catchy. While we're in old territory, the lovely 'I Should Be So Lucky' gets a retreat with some strong percussion and a slightly tribal esque rhythm. The synths are bright and perky and the cover brings a certain freshness to the original.
Any misfires? Well, '2 Hearts' was never one of my faves, so I am less enthused by the remake. It does have an earnest bassline and rippling backing vocals, though I was not feeling it as much.
The album is given added value thanks to a twelve inch remix CD and a megamix disc too. A competent set of covers that really is rather good.