Kylie Minogue Celebrates Debut Album With Special 35th Anniversary Reissue

17 August 2023 | 1:24 pm | Mary Varvaris

"My debut, celebrating in neon pink and clear aquamarine..."

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Kylie Minogue is celebrating 35 years of her life-changing debut album, Kylie, with limited edition neon pink and aquamarine vinyl copies.

Originally released on 4 July 1988, Kylie’s debut album spawned the massive Australian and worldwide hits, Locomotion, I Should Be So Lucky, and Love At First Sight, amongst others. In Australia, Kylie debuted at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart and has been certified four times Platinum.

“Thank you for 35 years of LOVE!! This brings back SO many memories! My debut, celebrating in neon pink and clear aquamarine,” Minogue wrote on Twitter yesterday (16 August), accompanied by a teaser video that includes snippets of the hits.

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The 35th edition of Kylie is now available to pre-order on vinyl, featuring neon pink or aquamarine coloured vinyl, a gatefold sleeve, and remastered audio. Pre-order your copy here.

“Love and thanks to everyone who has loved this album for 35 years,” Minogue wrote in a press release. “Let’s enjoy the magic all over again! Kylie x”.

In a retrospective album review – for the album’s 30th anniversary in 2018 – on the Talk About Pop Music website, reviewer Christopher Smith concluded that “Lasting for just over half an hour, Kylie was the template for all that has followed.”

Smith went on to write that “Sometimes the simplest things in life are all you need, and Kylie delivers this in bucket fulls of pure 80’s pop. The biggest-selling album of 1988 was also the biggest-selling debut album by a female artist until Dido’s No Angel 11 years later. Enough said.”

Minogue is experiencing another period of career success with the uber-successful single, Padam Padam. Next month (Friday, 22 September), she’s releasing her new album, Tension, via BMG.

On the new album, Minogue stated, “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. Unlike my last two albums, there wasn’t a ‘theme,’ it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song.

“I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”