Back in 1995, Kylie Minogue was still a recovering Aussie teen idol when she and Nick Cave recorded “Where The Wild Roses Grow,” a duet for Cave’s Murder Ballads album. This was a legitimately shocking move, a pop/underground crossover from the era when that sort of thing just did not happen. It was also a great song.
Kylie’s getting ready to release The Abbey Road Sessions, an album of new versions of her older songs, recorded with an orchestra at Abbey Road. (And yes, that does me we’ll get orchestral versions of “Locomotion” and “I Should Be So Lucky.”) For the LP, she and Cave got together again, recording an absolutely hushed and gorgeous new version of “Where The Wild Roses Grow.” Hear it at Soundcloud (via Pitchfork).
The Abbey Road Sessions is out 11/6 on Parlophone.