Enjoy Yourself (Kylie Minogue album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Enjoy Yourself
Type = Studio album
Artist = Kylie Minogue


Released = 9 October 1989
Recorded = February, April and July, 1989
Genre = Pop, Dance
Length = 32:45 (International Edition) , 36:49 (American Edition)
Label = PWL, Mushroom, Geffen
Producer = Stock, Aitken and Waterman
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:ing9kect7q7c link]
* "Rolling Stone" Rating|1|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/57044/albums/album/301724/rid/5941605/ link]
Last album = "Kylie"
(1988)
This album = "Enjoy Yourself"
(1989)
Next album = "Rhythm of Love
(1990)
Misc =Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio


Lower caption = North American cover|
Singles
Name = Enjoy Yourself
Type = studio
single 1 = Hand on Your Heart | single 1 date = 24 April 1989
single 2 = Wouldn't Change a Thing | single 2 date = 24 July 1989
single 3 = Never Too Late | single 3 date = 23 October 1989
single 4 = Tears on My Pillow | single 4 date = 8 January 1990

"Enjoy Yourself" is the second album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. It was released by PWL on 9 October 1989, and received mixed reviews. Chris True of Allmusic describes the album's songs as "catchy stuff", and calls "Enjoy Yourself" a "good companion to her debut".True, Chris. [http://wm03.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:a9fexqw5ldhe~T1 "Enjoy Yourself > Review"] . Allmusic. Retrieved 3 December 2007.] "Rolling Stone" reviewer Arion Berger gave the album one out of five stars and called it "inept".Berger, Arion. [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/kylieminogue/albums/album/301724/review/5941605 "Kylie Minogue: Enjoy Yourself Album Review"] . "Rolling Stone". 12 July 1990. Retrieved 3 December 2007.]

"Enjoy Yourself" reached number one in the United Kingdom, and produced two number one singles. [http://www.kylie.com/2006_site/music/enjoy_yourself.htm "Albums: "Enjoy Yourself"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 3 December 2007.] In January 1990, the album was certified four times platinum in the UK, [http://www.bpi.co.uk/platinum/platinumright.asp?rq=search_plat&r_id=7151 "British sales certificate for "Enjoy Yourself"] . British Phonographic Industry. 1 January 1990. Retrieved 3 December 2007.] and sold over one million copies within the first ten weeks of its release. It went on to sell around 8 million copies wourldwide.

Recording and reception

Following the commercial success of her debut album "Kylie" in 1988, Minogue began recording her second album with Stock, Aitken and Waterman at PWL Studios in London, England in February 1989. Recording sessions also took place in April and July 1989, with the cover version of "Tears on My Pillow" being one of the final songs recorded for the album after Minogue had heard the original version of the song while dining at Pete Waterman's house.

"Enjoy Yourself" received mixed reviews from music critics. Chris True of Allmusic described the album's songs as "catchy stuff", and called "Enjoy Yourself" a "good companion to her debut". He did, however, write that the album "sounds very similar to [Minogue's] debut" because she collaborated with "the same team that put together her first LP". "Rolling Stone" reviewer Arion Berger gave the album one out of five stars and called it "inept". He wrote that Stock, Aitken and Waterman left "Minogue at the mercy of her own abysmal voice, with only a hopelessly retro 4/4 to keep time" and called Minogue's cover version of "Tears on My Pillow" a "travesty".

Chart performance and sales

"Enjoy Yourself" debuted on the UK albums chart at number one, and reached double platinum status upon release with pre-sales of over 600,000 copies. [ [http://www.bpi.co.uk/platinum/platinumright.asp?rq=search_plat&r_id=4923 "British sales certificate for "Enjoy Yourself"] . British Phonographic Industry. 11 October 1989. Retrieved 6 January 2008.] In the UK, the album sold over one million copies in its first ten weeks of release. On 1 January 1990, the album was certified four times platinum. In Australia, the album reached number nine, and was certified gold on release. [http://www.kylie.com/gh_site/cronology.htm "Chronology"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 2 October 2007.]

The album reached number one in Hong Kong and Ireland, and the top ten in Belgium, Denmark, Greece and Japan. In North America, "Enjoy Yourself" received limited promotion and did not appear on any major album charts.

ingles

"Hand on Your Heart", the album's first single release, reached number one in the UK singles chart and number four on the Australian singles chart. [ [http://www.kylie.com/music/singles/1712963 "Music - Singles - "Hand on Your Heart"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 6 January 2008.] The second single "Wouldn't Change a Thing" debuted at number two in the UK and was accompanied by Minogue's first music video to be filmed in the UK. [ [http://www.kylie.com/music/singles/1712972 "Music - Singles - "Wouldn't Change a Thing"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 6 January 2008.] "Never Too Late", the album's third single, was originally scheduled to be released as the second single from "Enjoy Yourself". The song became Minogue's eighth consecutive top five single in the UK, where it reached number four and sold over 200,000 copies. [ [http://www.kylie.com/music/singles/1712981 "Music - Singles - "Never Too Late"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 6 January 2008.]

The fourth single "Tears on My Pillow" was recorded for Minogue's film "The Delinquents" and is a cover version of the 1958 song originally recorded by Little Anthony & The Imperials. The song debuted at number two in the UK and reached number one the following week. [http://www.kylie.com/music/singles/1712990 "Music - Singles - "Tears on My Pillow"] . Kylie.com. Retrieved 6 January 2008.] In Sweden, "Tears on My Pillow" was released as a double A-side single with "We Know the Meaning of Love".

Track listing

All tracks written and composed by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, except where noted.

# "Hand on Your Heart" - 3:54
# "Wouldn't Change a Thing" - 3:17
# "Never Too Late" 3:27
# "Nothing to Lose" - 3:24
# "Tell Tale Signs" - 2:29
# "My Secret Heart" - 2:44
# "I'm Over Dreaming (Over You)" - 3:27
# "Tears on My Pillow" (Sylvester Bradford, Al Lewis) - 2:33
# "Heaven And Earth" - 3:47
# "Enjoy Yourself" - 3:43

Bonus track

Included as the sixth track on the North American edition of "Enjoy Yourself".
# "Especially for You" (duet with Jason Donovan) - 4:04

Personnel

The following people contributed to "Enjoy Yourself": [ [http://wc07.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:a9fexqw5ldhe~T2 "Enjoy Yourself > Credits"] . Allmusic. Retrieved 7 January 2008.]
*Kylie Minogue - lead vocals, backing vocals
*Jason Donovan - vocals
*Mae McKenna, Miriam Stockley - backing vocals
*Matt Aitken - keyboards, guitar, production, arrangements
*Pete Waterman - production, arrangements, mixing
*Mike Stock - backing vocals, production, arrangements, keyboards
*Ian Curnow - keyboards
*A. Linn - drums
*Jason Barron, Dave Ford, Julian Gingell, Peter Hammond, Phil Harding, Chris McDonnell, Barry Stone - mixing
*Peter Day - engineering, mixing
*Karen Hewitt - engineering
*Greg Fulginiti - mastering
*Simon Fowler - photography
*David Howells - design
*Lino Carbosiero - [hair]

Formats

These are the formats of major album releases of "Enjoy Yourself".

Charts

References

succession box
before = "Crossroads" by Tracy Chapman
title = UK number one album
years = 21 October 1989 – 27 October 1989
after = "Wild!" by Erasure


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