Friday, May 20, 2011

loved up and languishing

Kylie Minogue, everyone's favorite Aussie pop rocket, will finally release "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)" on June 5 in the UK. The single will include the Pete Hammond remix that Kylie shared with fans during the European leg of her current tour. Additionally, it will include, "Silence", a previously unreleased song.

1. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
2. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) (Pete Hammond Remix)
3. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) (Basto's Major Mayhem Edit)
4. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) (Live from Aphrodite - Les Folies)
5. Silence

Not sure why the long wait between singles. It has been more than five months since "Better Than Today" crashed out at #32 in the UK singles chart. The project lost momentum immediately after the first single. It seems "Aphrodite" has been plagued by stop start stuttered marketing. A kiss of death these digital days. Someone is driving the car without both hands on the wheel.

And where is the deluxe edition of "Aphrodite"? Most certainly, EMI needs a boot up the arse.


  1. A Deluxe Tour Edition and a Goddess Edition are on their way. The Goddess Edition appears to add nothing more musically but comes beautifully packaged including some amazing pop-ups. Cant see the point of that one really other than the packaging [couldnt find a track listing to confirm it had the same bonuses as the Tour Edition]. The Tour Edition has 2 bonus discs, first is a remix disc, the second a DJ mix party CD with mostly the same trax as the remix disc. This maybe intended for Australia only, but that wont stop anyone Im sure. I know there was an iTunes US tour deluxe as well. Check out this link for some further bits
    So cant wait to see Kylie on June 22!


  2. Shame. Kylie's last few albums have been great but like you say the marketing has been all over the place. It can't be that hard, there was definitely a buzz when the songs first appeared! Although I would rather a deluxe option arrived at the same time as the original release like with Duran Duran but let's not mention the annoying modern habit of having other odd 'exclusive' tracks only available on vinyl / iTunes / various online retailers. Makes me long for the old days where albums were albums, I feel old now.

  3. The first singles off the last 2 Kylie projects have been poorly chosen.
    They should always lead with a classic Kylie track. Shame I love Aphrodite.

  4. OMG, I LOVE your blog! My friend Matt Ganoe just told me about it and I'm so glad because I LOVE it!

    Steve, your fellow Disco Citizen

  5. Glad to have you back Mr. Vero! You must be a very busy man at the moment!
    Ms. Minogue's show was everybit as flashy and fantastic as it would have been if she was able to bring the European production here!
    I'm afraid Kylie is destined to the same type of marketing that PSB and the like get. Bloggers and reviewers are the real marketing tool for them. The only good thing that comes out of that is that they MUST tour to keep their project alive.
    Until hybrid pop/hop loses it's grip on the airwaves there isn't going to be room for much of anything else.

  6. @ Steve Marine - Thanks! Say "hi" to Matt for me. He's got good taste in music! Glad you like the blog. Hoping to keep it updated more regularly.

  7. All I have to offer is... geez ow! That's some heinous typography!