Six Things You Didn’t Know About Impossible Princess

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Impossible Princess

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Most people overlook the “Indie Kylie” phase of her career, but Kylie Minogue’s Impossible Princess is actually one of my favourite albums of all time.  Today I thought I’d share some interesting facts about this particular recording.

  • After the death of Princess Diana, Impossible Princess was released as Kylie Minogue in the UK, causing much confusion as her most recent previous release had also been self-titled.
  • It was released in Japan two months earlier than anywhere else in the world.
  • One of Kylie’s main influences when writing the album was Garbage – she’d been introduced to their music by then-boyfriend Stéphane Sedanoui [who had previously directed several film clips for Shirley & co].
  • Both “I Don’t Need Anyone” and “Some Kind of Bliss” were written by James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers fame.
  • It was the first album to feature songs composed solely by Kylie.  She wrote “Too Far” on a grand piano.  Prior to her “indie” phase she’d been too scared to try writing things properly by herself.
  • The video clip for “Some Kind of Bliss” features a rugged-looking Dexter Fletcher.

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