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Monday, November 28, 2011

[REVIEW & CONTEST] Kylie Minogue releases Aphrodite Les Folies [Live In London] CD + DVD.


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THE WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY ARE : MOURADLD, DJ AND VITAAMINE! 
Congrats to all, now hit me with your your full name and postal address at contact.itpsop@gmail.com so I can send you this wonderful package in time  for Christmas!

FACT: Kylie is amazing.
FACT: Her latest album Aphrodite is amazing, cheerful, modern, exciting and super pop.
FACT: Her Aphrodite - Les Folies Tour was probably the most stunningly beautiful, festive, hit-filled and thrilling show I've ever seen.

Let's see:


Now the wonderful 2-hour pop extravaganza is available for you to watch and listen to endlessly. Yup, the watery popfest was filmed in 2D and 3D in London when Kylie played the O2 no less than five times in April 2011. The DVD & Blu-ray formats come along with a 2-CD set comprising the whole show. As usual, Kylie and her team know how to please the fans with those recordings, probably the most beautiful concert film I've seen alongside Jonas Akerlund's film of Madonna's Confessions Tour. The cinematography does the extraordinary stage, costumes, choreographies and lighting justice in any possible way, placing the viewer right in the middle of the arena, in the air with the aerialists, in the central "splashzone" with the lucky (but wet) fans, and of course very close to Kylie herself.

With every number being a highlight in itself, it's hard to decide which moment is the most exciting one of the show. I'll have to go for the incredible Slow (easily one of my favorite songs of hers) starting as a jazzy take on the Body Language single and morphing into an electro monster while the stage revolves in the most amazing way, or the super-joyful (if not a tiny bit cheesy) "Angel" segment which sees Kylie fly over the audience and then perform a perfect cover of Eurythmix's There Must Be An Angel. The finale is of course one of the most breathtaking staging ever done by any touring artist, bringing Vegas, the Cirque du Soleil and top-notch technology together under the same arena roof. If the watery rendition of All The Lovers doesn't make you want to take your clothes off and dance suggestively in your bathroom, you're a lost cause!

My personal experience of Les Folies was and remains an absolute highlight of my all-time concert-going experience, and quite frankly, I even felt quite emotional at some points (the opening, The One, Slow, All The Lovers), caught in between the overall super-joyful feeling of witnessing such an impecable show, and the pride of watching a popstar I've loved for years being so genuinely generous and happy to perform for her fans. Les Folies Tour truly was a renewing of vows between a fantastic and too-often neglected performer and her loyal fans. A declaration of love you're now able to watch over and over. Thank you team Kylie!




CONTEST: Kylie's french label EMI have been nice enough to give me the opportunity to offer 3 DVD/2CD boxsets of Aphrodite Les Folies [Live in London] for you to win. To enter the competition simply leave a comment on this post telling me which song you wish Kylie had done during Les Folies, and why. My three favorite entries will win! Winners will be announced on Saturday here and through Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned!

CONCOURS: EMI, le label français de Kylie, a la gentillesse de me permettre de vous offrir 3 coffrets DVD-2CD du spectacle Aphrodite Les Folies [Live in London]. Pour participer au concours, laissez un commentaire sous ce billet en m'indiquant quelle chanson Kylie aurait selon vous du ajouter à la setlist du concert, et pourquoi. Mes trois entrées préférées gagneront ! Les gagnants seront annoncés ici, ainsi que sur Facebook et Twitter. Bonne chance!

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Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite Les Folies [Live In London], available from Nov. 28 on 2D & 3D Blu-ray & DVD + 2 CDs + digital download. (Parlophone/EMI)
Merci à EMI Music France et Julien Marquant pour ce concours !

22 comments:

MouradLD said...

Chocolate ! The smooth feeling, the whispery vocals, the everything ! Sums up the last ten years of Kylie's evolution, and could have been turned in a wonderful Aphroditesque moment.

DJ said...

Cherry Bomb.

Parce que les b sides ne sont jamais chantées, et cette b side est meilleure qu'une grosse partie d'albums tracks.

Parce que Bloodshy & avant sont des génies et que toute célébration de leur génie est la bienvenue, surtout pour les manifestations les moins connues de leur génie, comme cette chanson.

Parce que les avant derniers albums sont toujours maltraités sur les tournées, puisqu'ils ont été chantés en entiers sur les tournées d'avant, et que chanter une b side est un moyen de contourner ça.

Parce que la mélodie vocale est assez forte pour être faite en acoustique pour la première partie, un truc assez doux, avant de partir en full up tempo après, et en uptempo c'est de la pop festive énorme comme il faut en concert.

NathanHN said...

La chanson qui manque à la setlist du concert est 'Too Much' extrait de l'album 'Aphrodite'. Tout simplement parce que c'est une des plus entraînante et festive de l'album et qu'en live je pense que le résultat aurait étai' bon ! Et pour finir si ça rentre en compte c'est ma préférée de l'album 'Aphrodite'. :)

b said...

I wish Kylie had done Please Stay. When I saw her in San Francisco I was blown away. Everytime I look at my pictures from that concert I still get excited :) It was amazing I can't stop talking about it!

Jemma F said...

I wish Kylie had sung All I See. It's a great pop track and wasn't sung during the KylieX2008 tour either. It would have fitted in nicely with On A Night Like This and All The Lovers. It's one of the only songs other than Cosmic that I would love to hear Kylie sing live

thibautfever alias KylieMusicJimdo said...

Je pense que la chanson qui manque est "Chocolate" car elle n'a pas beaucoup été chanté en live et elle a besoin d'une réorchestration pour la voir sur un autre angle. Cette chanson est sensuelle, entraînante malgré son rythme saccadé ;) Elle aurait due être dans la setlist des "Folies" !!

Scott said...

Perfect as the show was, "Light Years" remains one of my favorite Kylie songs and I would love to have heard it there!

andielately said...

I wish "Mighty Rivers" would have been performed as it seems to have fit the overlaying theme of a goddess along with the water element.

Rubén said...

I wish Kylie had done Finer Feelings because it's a song that she had never performed entirely since the concert she made in Dublin in 1992. It's a wonderful and, in my opinion, an overrated ballad that serves to be performed to all the fans that belong to a different generation. If I were in a concert where could sing this song, I'm pretty sure that I would get very excited and feel like one of the happiest and proudest persons in the world :)

Vinsh said...

"Hand on your heart" would have been great on the setlist : it pretty fits with her current style (love, dance and pop).

Brat Boy said...

I would have to say "Too Much"...It is a fun, catchy modern song from the Aphrodite album...everbody can dance to that song.. I feel happy hearing that song. I am also delighted to know that it was made by Kylie, Jake Shears (of the Scissor Sisters fame) and Calvin Harris..which is a good collaboration

tumblepop said...

It's such an utopia, but I wish Kylie had done "Where the wild roses grow" It would be a different moment from all the epic and innovative show.. Maybe with a new special arrangement with violins and guitars. That song is a poem and Kylie's voice would be the perfect way to create a magic moment!

LADY I GAGA said...

I wish Min had done White Diamond, is the perfect ballad, and is so much important in my life this song, because with this song i started to be fan of Kylie, cause i was in hospital, and Kylie gave me encouragement to continue, there's always a way out

Justice Clark said...

I would have liked her to bring back BUTTERFLY!! When she first did it on the Kylie: Live in Sydney DVD I was BLOWN AWAY!! I live in CA, USA & I would love to see her perform BUTTERFLY live because it gets EVERYONE dancing & feeling good...Whats better than that?

AMFreer... said...

Swing Out Sister's 'Break Out' during the Looking for an angel - closer section!!!

AMFreer... said...

Swing Out Sister's 'Break Out' during the Looking for an angel - closer section!!!

chibi said...

"light years" s'impose... c'est épique, gay, a presque le meme sample de "i feel love" de madonna, ça n'a pas été celebré en live a sa juste valeur, ca date d'il y a 10 ans et ça pourrait etre sur le nouveau = parfait

Vitaamine said...

Puisque Chocolate a déjà été citée (une de mes préférées) je dirais donc Speakerphone! Parceque c'est le genre de chanson qui soulève les foules, et avec les basses à fond dans un Zenith plein, avec un break et une choré, ça doit donner un truc de malade!

cedric said...

Too Much.
Déjà parce que c'est pour moi LE tube du dernier album et avoir un titre de Scissors Sisters, c'est rare :)

Emy said...

J'aurais bien proposé "where the wild roses grow" aussi, même si je ne sais pas comment cette chanson si atypique aurait pu être intégrée au show.
Pour moi, celle qui manque, c'est "Kids" de l'album Light Years...rien que pour le plaisir de voir en live ce magnifique duo so glam avec Robbie Williams (oui parce qu'évidemment, Robbie Williams serait venu en guest!)

Cristina said...

♥ Spell of desire ♥

Because is a very magical song and I think it match very well with the concept of the show.

Iwona46 said...

Bonjour ;)

la première qui me vient à l'esprit c'est KIDS tout simplement, 2 pointures de la pop anglo-saxonne ensemble= Energy c'est encore mieux qu'une caisse de red bull !
et puis parce que j'ai des enfants (logique non ?) et ensuite parce Robbie Williams et Kylie sont mes deux artistes préférées ;) ils forment un duo pétillant et j'aurais aimé voir cette chanson dans la tracklist, elle aurait pu la chanter avec Robbie d'ailleurs au alors avec une vidéo de ce dernier en arrière plan ;) ou un hologramme !!
et enfin cette song me donne grave la pêche!!!!!!!!!!!!!