Kylie Minogue brought her stripped-bare Anti Tour to London last night, performing a catalogue of B-sides, demos and other relative unknowns to her hardcore fans at Hammersmith.
Some of the songs were obscure even to the pop princess herself, who had to keep a lyric sheet to hand, and even used it as a prop during Give Me Just A Little More Time.
Perhaps she was a little preoccupied, with the announcement earlier in the evening that her sister Dannii had split from her longtime partner Kris Smith.
And the sight in the 5000-strong crowd of Pete Waterman, the man who originally brought her to sing in the UK, and will no doubt be intent on her topping the bill at his PWL reunion concert at Hyde Park in July.
Kylie came dressed for the part in an eighties-throwback ensemble, studs and all.
The Sun says:
Most gigs fall flatter than Holland when a pop star brings out a hardly-known tune – except when it’s Kylie Minogue.
Dressed in more stonewashed denim and studded leather than Bros had in their 1980s wardrobe, she actually had a song sheet in front of her for the more obscure tunes.
Tears On My Pillow also made an appearance for any Neighbours-era fans in the audience. Read more here
The Evening Standard says:
With the production stretching only to a limited laser show, the focus was on Kylie’s voice, thin when exposed on the acoustic ballad Paper Dolls but given a disco beat to sing over, as on Things Can Only Get Better, it soared.
Interestingly, for a performer as slick as Kylie, the best moments were the least professional... a more intimate side to a global superstar. Read more here
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Kylie at Hammersmith in pictures...