Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collectionis ostensibly released to tie-in with her 30thanniversary as a pop force and her slots at Glastonbury, Brighton Pride and various other festivals this summer.
Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collectionis Kylie’s fifth greatest hits, following 2012’sThe Best of, and while there’s not much new to woo anyone who doesn’t have this stuff already on this latest collection, it will be the first to round up some of her later hits on vinyl, making that quite a desirable affair.
With 51 Top 40 singles, including seven number ones, the collection is a proper trolley dash around all the obvious biggies, but also features fan-favourites such as ‘Your Disco Needs You’ but omits stuff like ‘Chocolate’ and ‘The Word is Out’.
There’s also a bonus of new track ‘New York City’ which is listed as a ‘hidden’ track, and it’s the first time ‘Timebomb’ has featured on a worldwide released album. The collection also follows the pattern of 2004’sUltimate Kyliewith predominantly Parlophone stuff on one disc and the PWL gear on another.
The album will be available as a42-track 2CD set,a deluxe of which offers enhanced packaging with a 32-page book hardcover book and there’sa trio of vinyl variants– black, limited mint green and picture disc (the latterexclusive to Kylie’s webstore) – each contain 20 tracks and come with a digital download code for all 42 tracks.
There is also a double-cassette edition (oh yes) which is available in five different colours. Like the picture disc, these are exclusive toKylie’s store, which also offers various bundles.
Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collectionis released 28 June 2019.