Impossible Princess [Bonus Disc]

Impossible Princess [Bonus Disc]

by Kylie Minogue

CD(Special Edition / German Import)

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By 1997, much of the pop music landscape had changed. The music papers were declaring the "Techno Revolution" was on, Oasis and Manic Street Preachers were ruling the charts, and simple dance-pop seemed to be the domain of teenage girls. So what does the dance-pop diva of the '90s do? She recruits Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore, and Nicky Wire, starts writing unaided, and completely changes musical direction. Enter Kylie Minogue's Impossible Princess (the title was changed to Kylie Minogue after the death of Princess Diana). From the trippy cover art to the abundance of guitars and experimental vocal tracks, this was her "great leap forward." The move got her in the papers, but, unfortunately, critical acclaim was lacking. So were sales. Critics called it a mistake, and the public was less than impressed. Which is sad, because this is a pretty damn good record. Unlike her early work, this album sounds stronger and has a more natural feel. Her songwriting abilities have come a long way, and Impossible Princess

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2003
Label: Rca Victor Europe
UPC: 0828765111522
catalogNumber: 651115
Rank: 32284

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kylie Minogue   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gini Ball   Strings
Guy Barker   Trumpet
Greg Bone   Guitar
James Dean Bradfield   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Livingstone Brown   Bass Guitar
Simon Clarke   Flute,Saxophone
Andy Duncan   Percussion
Sally Herbert   Strings
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet
Martin Loveday   Cello,String Quartet
Sean Moore   Drums
Jocelyn Pook   Strings
Tim Sanders   Saxophone
Steve Sidelnyk   Percussion,Drums
J. Neil Sidwell   Trombone
Anne Stephenson   Strings
Gavyn Wright   Violin,String Quartet
Peter Lale   Viola,String Quartet
Boguslaw Kostecki   Fiddle,String Quartet
Steve Walters   Bass
Nick Nasmyth   Keyboards
Claire Orsler   Strings
Jonny Hardie   Fiddle
Geoff Bird   Guitar
Steve Anderson   Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Piano (Grand)

Technical Credits

Kylie Minogue   Composer
Todd Terry   Producer,Remixing
Dave Ball   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Brothers in Rhythm   Producer,String Arrangements
James Dean Bradfield   Composer,Producer
Jay Burnett   Producer
Pete Craigie   Engineer
Dave Eringa   Producer,String Arrangements
Johnny Graham   Producer,Remixing
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Bill Klatt   Engineer
Richard Lowe   Engineer
Sean Moore   Composer
Dave Seaman   Composer
Philip Steir   Producer,Remixing
Ingo Vauk   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Frederick Jorio   Programming
Chris Haynes   Engineer
Paul Wright   Engineer
Nick Nasmyth   String Arrangements
Doug Martin   Engineer
Alan Bremner   Programming,Engineer
Rob Dougan   Composer,Producer
Uschi Classen   Composer
Tom Parker   Liner Notes
Razor N-Go   Producer,Remixing
Sunny Lizic   Engineer
Nick Jones   Composer
Steve Anderson   Composer,drum programming
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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Impossible Princess 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Kylie needed to make this albums to wash the PWL years out of her head and progress towards a new maturity. Of all her albums, bar the most recent 'Fever', this is the most consistant containing as it does some amazing singing (I think this album show cases her vocal talents more than any other), songwriting and production - well with Dave Ball and The Manic Street Preachers on hand she couldn't go wrong really. For me the stand out tracks are 'Sey Hey','Drunk', 'Breathe' and especially the superb 'Limbo.' Kylie, wrongly-maligned and underestimated for years finally seems to be achieveing the recognition that she deserves. For anyone who has come to her via her recent success with 'Fever' must give her back-cataloghue a listen and - perhaps unbiased with no-preconcetpions borne of a knowledge of her recording history - see that this album is one of the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wounderful CD that graps you from the beginning and takes you on a rollercoaster ride through a mix of rock and pop. The first song Too Far is perhaps the saddest song on the CD with the song fading away in the middle and coming back from "life". It is not your normal Kylie CD like her early 80's teeney pop music or her more sophisticated dance pop music. If you enjoyed any of Kylie's work then make sure you check out this CD to see what Kylie is capable of. Or if you think she is just a manufactured singer then listen closely to some of these songs then make up your mind
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have Kylie Minogues, first album, Kylie somewhere in my basement. I bought this CD as a present last year for my cousin. I asked if he could make a tape for me as i liked her poppy 80s stuff. Well this is completely different from her recordings as disco diva in the UK. More Bjork/Alanis than Madonna. This edition also includes the excellent bonus track 'Tears'. A must !