Kylie Minogue made a career of making infectiously catchy dance-influenced pop music. In 1996, the Australian pop-star traded in her cheerful pop songs for a dark duet with Nick Cave called “Where The Wild Roses Grow.” Now 16-years later, the unlikely pair teamed up again to re-record the melancholic song for Minogue’s new album.
Originally recorded for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads the song became a surprise hit. After it’s release Minogue was no longer just another pop starlet, but rather an established singer. After 25 years of recording, Minogue has decided to pay tribute to her career with the release of Abbey Road Sessions. With the help of a London Orchestra, Minogue is revisiting songs that span throughout her catalog and is breathing new life into them.
Minogue and Cave have transformed the dramatic string powered ballad into a much simpler version. The Abbey Road Sessions recording is a stripped-down somber acoustic version.
Mingogue’s Abbey Road Sessions has a Nov. 6 release date via Parlophone. Compare the two versions of “Where the Wild Roses Grow” below.
(via. Prefix Magazine)