That said, the most frivolous of her Pete Waterman years still make for the most interesting listening. Deep sadness has been unearthed on 'Never Too Late', while '50s swing in 'The Locomotion' and bluesy soul on 'Slow' are found where neon synths and dancefloor-tailored melodies once stood. Her re-teaming with Nick Cave on 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' is touching if not much different from the original, while new track 'Flower' serves as a pretty, big-band ballad that - like the whole record - shows a rarely-seen maturity in Kylie; and it suits her remarkably well.
Tracks to download: 'On A Night Like This', 'Never Too Late', 'Slow', 'Confide In Me'
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Listen to a sampler of The Abbey Road Sessions below: