Let's Get to It

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Let's Get To It)
Jump to: navigation, search
Let's Get to It
Studio album by Kylie Minogue
Released 14 October 1991 (1991-10-14)
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop
Length 39:04 (International/Australian edition)
49:43 (Japanese edition)
Label
Producer
Kylie Minogue chronology
Rhythm of Love
(1990)
Let's Get to It
(1991)
Kylie Minogue
(1994)
Singles from Let's Get to It
  1. "Word Is Out"
    Released: 28 August 1991
  2. "If You Were with Me Now / I Guess I Like It Like That"
    Released: 21 October 1991
  3. "Give Me Just a Little More Time"
    Released: 13 January 1992
  4. "Finer Feelings"
    Released: 13 April 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[2]

Let's Get to It is the fourth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, released on 14 October 1991 by PWL Records. Like the majority of her previous recordings, production credits and creations were handled by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, but also featured other writers and producers for the works of the studio album. In contrast to her previous records, the album has less of a dance-pop sound.[1]

Critically, the album received mixed reviews from music critics. Most critic's noticed a musical and symbolic change towards Minogue's image, while some criticized it for being too unrecognizable and criticized most of the input of the record. Let's Get To It remains Minogue's least successful studio album to date, missing the top ten in both her native Australia and United Kingdom. Nonetheless, the album was certified gold in Australia.[3] A promotional tour, entitled Let's Get to It Tour managed to have success around Europe.

Background[edit]

Recorded during 1991, Let's Get to It was Minogue's last studio album for PWL. Let's Get to It allowed Minogue to develop her songwriting with six tracks co-written with Mike Stock.

Commercial performance[edit]

Let's Get to It is Minogue's least successful album to date. It is her only studio album to miss the top ten in both Australia and the United Kingdom, reaching #13 and #15 respectively. The album also reached #37 on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Let's Get to It.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Word Is Out" (^) 3:35
2. "Give Me Just a Little More Time"  
  • Ronald Dunbar
  • Edyth Wayne
3:08
3. "Too Much of a Good Thing" (<)
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
4:24
4. "Finer Feelings"  
  • Stock
  • Waterman
3:54
5. "If You Were with Me Now" (featuring Keith Washington)
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Keith Washington
3:11
6. "Let's Get to It"  
  • Stock
  • Waterman
4:49
7. "Right Here, Right Now" (>)
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
3:52
8. "Live and Learn"  
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
3:15
9. "No World Without You"  
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
2:46
10. "I Guess I Like It Like That" (!)
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
6:00
Total length:
39:04

Notes:
^ - The Summer Breeze 7" Edit was used for the Australian release.
< - Samples Janet Jackson's "Control" and Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam's "Let the Beat Hit 'Em."
> - Samples Shay Jones's "Are You Gonna Be There".
! - Samples Salt-N-Pepa's "I Like It Like That".

The Japanese release featured an exclusive booklet containing pictures from the Rhythm of Love promotional shoots with an all-new artwork and a bonus 3" MiniDisc.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 13
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[5] 37
UK Albums Chart[6] 15

Personnel[edit]

Let's Get To...The Videos[edit]

Let's Get To...The Videos
Video by Kylie Minogue
Released November 1991
Genre Pop–dance
Label
Kylie Minogue chronology
Kylie On the Go - Live in Japan
(1990)
Let's Get To...The Videos
(1991)
Kylie - Live in Dublin
(1992)

A VHS was released following the album titled Let's Get To...The Videos. The video included four music videos from Minogue's previous album Rhythm of Love, two music videos from Let's Get to It, and exclusive behind the scenes footage.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Better the Devil You Know"
  2. "Step Back in Time"
  3. "What Do I Have to Do"
  4. "Shocked"
  5. "Word Is Out"
  6. "If You Were with Me Now"
  7. Behind the scenes

Formats[edit]

These are the formats of major video releases of Let's Get To...The Videos.

Release format Country Cat. no. Label
UK VHS[7] United Kingdom VHF21 PWL
Japanese Laserdisc[8] Japan ALLB-18 PWL
Japanese VHS[9] Japan ALVB-18 PWL
OZ VHS[10] Australia V81192 Mushroom

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b True, Chris. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Digital Spy review". Digitalspy.com. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ "ARIA albums chart week ending 12th January 1992". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Let's Get to It". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Let's Get to It ORICON". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  6. ^ "UK Charts > Kylie Minogue". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  7. ^ Let's Get To...The Videos UK VHS. mixkylie.co.uk Retrieved 4 October 2007.
  8. ^ Let's Get To...The Videos Japanese Laserdisc. mixkylie.co.uk Retrieved 4 October 2007.
  9. ^ Let's Get To...The Videos Japanese VHS. mixkylie.co.uk Retrieved 4 October 2007.
  10. ^ Let's Get To...The Videos OZ VHS. mixkylie.co.uk Retrieved 4 October 2007.