Kylie Minogue, Abbey Road & an Orchestra

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue’s new album “Kylie – The Abbey Road Sessions” was announced yesterday and will be released by Parlophone Records on 29 October 2012.  The album is a re-working of 16 songs from across her 25 year career recorded with Kylie’s own band and a full orchestra.

If, like me, you are old enough to remember Kylie when she was in Neighbours alongside Jason Donovan then this album promises a fresh look at some her earlier songs which have been stripped of the “pop production” which made them sell so well back in the 90s.  Apparently Nick Cave has re-recorded his part in Where the Wild Roses Grow and there will be a new song called Flower.

This album will hopefully show how the world of pop can take some influences from the world of classical music.  I’m not suggesting this is going to be a crossover album. But having spent a number of years putting together orchestrations for school recordings I will certainly be interested to hear how the orchestration will change what Sean Michaels describes as the “emotional resonance” of the songs.