Neon Nights

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Neon Nights
Dannii Minogue - Neon Nights.png
Standard edition artwork
Studio album by
Released17 March 2003
Recorded2001–2003
Genre
Length58:30
LabelLondon (UK)
Ultra Records (US)
Producer
Dannii Minogue chronology
The Remixes
(1998)
Neon Nights
(2003)
The Hits & Beyond
(2006)
Singles from Neon Nights
  1. "Who Do You Love Now?"
    Released: 19 November 2001
  2. "Put the Needle on It"
    Released: 4 November 2002
  3. "I Begin to Wonder"
    Released: 3 March 2003
  4. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling"
    Released: 9 June 2003

Neon Nights is the fourth studio album by Australian singer Dannii Minogue. It was released by London Records on 17 March 2003 and was primarily produced by Ian Masterson, Korpi & Blackcell, Neïmo and Terry Ronald. It was re-issued in November 2007 with a bonus disc of remixes and different artwork. In June 2018, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the album was released on vinyl for the first time.

Background[edit]

Neon Nights received a generally positive reception from music critics, some of whom complimented its mix of pop sophistication, club culture and accessibility,[1] and some of whom felt as though its 1980s retro sound was too dated. It was Minogue's first studio album in six years following 1997's Girl.[2]

In November 2001, Minogue released the single, "Who Do You Love Now?", a collaboration with Riva. Described by Sound Generator as a "nice serene and dreamy vocal on the dance floor anthem", the song peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, and reached number one on the dance chart.[3] The song is widely regarded as Minogue's comeback song. In Australia, the song peaked at number fifteen, while in the United States the song was released to dance clubs, and reached number twelve on the Billboard Dance Club chart.[4] In 2001, Minogue signed a six-album deal with London Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music International.[5]

Neon Nights became Minogue's most successful album release, and reached number eight in the United Kingdom, where it was certified Gold.[4] In Australia the album was moderately successful, reaching number twenty-five on the albums chart, and it was nominated for Best Pop Release at the 2003 ARIA Music Awards, making it Minogue's only ARIA nomination to date.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3.5/5 stars[6]
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
BBC Musicpositive[8]
MusicOMHpositive[9]

Neon Nights was met with generally positive reviews. John Lucas of AllMusic described it as a "varied collection, a veritable pick and mix of the European dance scene at the turn of the century" and felt that it "flows better than any of Dannii's albums have before."[7] Jack Smith of BBC Music called it "a pleasant cocktail of pop sophistication, club culture and accessibility" that "goes a long way to remind the world of Dannii's powerful vocals."[8] Alexis Kirke of MusicOMH praised the singles "Who Do You Love Now?", "Put the Needle on It" and "I Begin to Wonder" and stated that "if Dannii cannot win and hold a position of new popularity with this album [...], she may never get another chance."[9] Ron Slomowicz of About.com felt that Neon Nights is "good pop music", though "generic in some songs" with some "obvious filler".[6] In a retrospective for the album's 10th anniversary, Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that "it's one thing to create an excellent three-and-a-half-minute dance-pop song, but another to sustain the appeal over an entire album. Kylie managed it with Fever, Madonna followed suit on Confessions on a Dance Floor. Dannii's contribution to the genre is every bit as good as those classics."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Put the Needle on It"Henrik Korpi, Mathias Johansson, Karen Poole, Dannii MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:24
2."Creep"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:28
3."I Begin to Wonder"Dacia Bridges, Olaf Kramolowsky, Jean-Claude Ades, Minogue, Ian MastersonJean-Claude Ades3:40
4."Hey! (So What)"Hannah Robinson, Julian Gingell, Barry StoneJewels & Stone3:32
5."For the Record"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:21
6."Mighty Fine"Gil Cang, E. Winstanley, Sekou Bunch, Thomas Brown, Thomassina SmithGil Cang3:55
7."On the Loop"Bruno Alexandre, Camille Troillard, Minogue, Matthieu Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:28
8."Push"Minogue, Masterson, Ronald, John Guldberg, Tim StahlIan Masterson and Terry Ronald3:21
9."Mystified"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueMasterson and Ronald3:43
10."Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Madonna Ciccone, Joly, Stephen Bray, RonaldNeïmo3:50
11."Vibe On"Savan Kotecha, J. Bjorklund, MinogueJock-E3:40
12."A Piece of Time"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:22
13."Who Do You Love Now?"H. Pulmann, G. van Vlaanderen, Victoria HornRiva3:26
14."It Won't Work Out"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueMasterson, Ronald, Pete "Boxsta" Martin4:06
Hidden track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Come and Get It" (Sebastian Krieg Remix)Ades, Minogue, RobinsonJean-Claude Ades6:30
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
15."Begin to Spin Me Round" (Radio Edit)3:16
16."Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" (Radio Edit)3:17
Enhanced CD footage
No.TitleLength
1."Who Do You Love Now?" (music video) 
2."Put the Needle on It" (music video) 
3."I Begin To Wonder" (music video) 
4."Hey! (So What)" (photo gallery) 

Deluxe edition (2007)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Put the Needle on It"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:24
2."Creep"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:28
3."I Begin to Wonder"Bridges, Kramolowsky, Ades, Minogue, MastersonJean-Claude Ades3:40
4."Hey! (So What)"Robinson, Gingell, StoneJewels & Stone3:32
5."For the Record"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:21
6."Mighty Fine"Cang, Winstanley, Bunch, Brown, SmithGil Cang3:55
7."On the Loop"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:28
8."Push"Minogue, Masterson, Ronald, Guldberg, StahlThriller Jill3:21
9."Mystified"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:43
10."Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" (Al Stone Radio Edit)Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Ciccone, Joly, Bray, RonaldNeïmo3:31
11."Vibe On"Kotecha, Bjorklund, MinogueJock-E3:40
12."A Piece of Time"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:22
13."Who Do You Love Now?"Pulmann, van Vlaanderen, HornRiva3:26
14."Come and Get It" (radio version)Ades, Minogue, RobinsonAdes3:26
15."Nervous"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill4:21
16."Just Can't Give You Up"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:42
17."Hide and Seek"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:03
18."Don't Wanna Lose This Groove"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Ciccone, Joly, Bray, RonaldNeïmo3:17
19."(Est-ce Que) Tu M'aimes Encore"Pulmann, van Vlaanderen, Horn, I. NesmonRiva3:26
20."Goodbye Song"Masterson, RonaldThriller Jill3:51
21."It Won't Work Out" (acoustic version)Masterson, Ronald, MinogueFraser T Smith4:27

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" (extended version)5:05
2."Begin to Spin Me Round" (extended version)5:11
3."Who Do You Love Now?" (Riva's Bora Bora Club Mix)8:10
4."Put the Needle on It" (Jason Nevins Freak Club Creation Mix)8:15
5."Hide and Seek" (Thriller Jill Original Extended Mix)6:36
6."Come and Get It" (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)6:38
7."Put the Needle on It" (Tiga's Cookies Dub)4:51
8."Creep" (Jon Dixon Club Mix)6:38
9."I Begin to Wonder" (Almighty Transensual Club Mix)7:57
10."Put the Needle on It" (Cicada Vocal Mix)7:52
11."Come and Get It" (Sharam Jey Remix)6:12
12."Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" (Jupiter Ace Speared Thru the Heart Mix)4:15

15th anniversary edition (2018)[edit]

In March 2018, as part of the celebration of Neon Nights' 15th anniversary, Minogue announced a special reissue of the album on streaming, CD and, for the first time, on a limited edition 180g pink and blue double vinyl.[11] While the digital and CD versions followed the same tracklisting of the Deluxe Edition released on 2007, the double colored vinyl featured a slightly revised selection of bonus tracks, most notably omitting the B-side "Nervous".[12]

Side A[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Put the Needle on It"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:24
2."Creep"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:28
3."I Begin to Wonder"Bridges, Kramolowsky, Ades, Minogue, MastersonJean-Claude Ades3:40
4."Hey! (So What)"Robinson, Gingell, StoneJewels & Stone3:32
5."For the Record"Korpi, Johansson, Poole, MinogueKorpi & Blackcell3:21
6."Mighty Fine"Cang, Winstanley, Bunch, Brown, SmithGil Cang3:55

Side B[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."On the Loop"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:28
2."Push"Minogue, Masterson, Ronald, Guldberg, StahlThriller Jill3:21
3."Mystified"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:43
4."Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" (single version)Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Ciccone, Joly, Bray, RonaldNeïmo3:31
5."Vibe On"Kotecha, Bjorklund, MinogueJock-E3:40
6."A Piece of Time"Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, RonaldNeïmo3:22

Side C[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Who Do You Love Now?"Pulmann, van Vlaanderen, HornRiva3:26
2."It Won't Work Out"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill4:06
3."Just Can't Give You Up"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:42
4."Come and Get It" (radio version)Ades, Minogue, RobinsonAdes3:26
5."Hide and Seek"Masterson, Ronald, MinogueThriller Jill3:03
6."Goodbye Song"Masterson, RonaldThriller Jill3:51

Side D[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Put the Needle on It" (Jason Nevins Freak Club Creation Mix)8:15
2."Begin to Spin Me Round" (extended version)5:11
3."Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" (extended version)5:05

Samples[edit]

Multiple samples are featured on the album:

  1. "Mighty Fine" contains a sample from "Thighs High" performed by Tom Browne.
  2. "Push" contains a sample from "White Horse" performed by Laid Back.
  3. "Begin to Spin Me Around" is a mash-up between Minogue's song "I Begin to Wonder" and Dead or Alive's 1984 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".
  4. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" contains a sample from "Into the Groove" performed by Madonna. A mash-up between the songs is titled "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove". Madonna and Steven Bray are credited as songwriters on both versions.[13][14]

Release and promotion[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
28 April 2003 London United Kingdom Hackney Empire
6 July 2003 Party in the Park
27 July 2003 Glasgow Hampden Park
3 August 2003 Cork Ireland Guinness Michelstown Festival
North America
24 September 2003 New York City United States Webster Hall
Europe
25 August 2004 Athens Greece MTV Beach Beats
28 August 2004 Istanbul Turkey Club Laila
23 October 2004 London United Kingdom Astoria

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 25
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[16] 65
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 49
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 68
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[19] 134
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 8
Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[22] 25
Chart (2018) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 33
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 89
UK Vinyl Albums (OCC)[25] 5

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000

Release details[edit]

All editions released by London/Warner Music Group/Ultra Records.
Release format Country Cat. no. Release date
United Kingdom Standard 2564600032 17 March 2003
Europe 25646 01105 17 March 2003
Australia 2564600032 April 2003
Colombia 2564600032 2003
Hong Kong and Taiwan 2564600032 2003
Canada 2.60003 21 June 2003
Japan Japanese edition WPCR-11579 2003
United States US edition UL 1173-2 7 October 2003
United Kingdom Deluxe edition 5144 25021 2 5 November 2007
Australia Expanded re-issue LMS5521215 29 June 2018[26]
United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC.co.uk
  2. ^ Amazon.co.uk
  3. ^ "A 'proper' record from young Dannii of well crafted little gems" Archived 2 July 2003 at the Wayback Machine. SoundGenerator.com. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2006.
  4. ^ a b c DanniiMusic.com Archived 14 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine Chronology. Retrieved 30 June 2006
  5. ^ "Dannii Minogue Ditched By Record Label". ContactMusic.com. Retrieved 22 January 2007.
  6. ^ a b Slomowicz, Ron (2003). "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". About.com. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  7. ^ a b Lucas, John (2003). "Neon Nights – Dannii Minogue". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  8. ^ a b Smith, Jack (2003). "Dannii Minogue Neon Nights Review". BBC. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  9. ^ a b Kirke, Alexis (17 March 2003). "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". MusicOMH. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (18 May 2013). "Dannii Minogue's 'Neon Nights' Turns 10: Backtracking". Idolator. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  11. ^ "@danniiminogue on instagram". instagram.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Dannii Minogue Neon Nights : Vinyl 12" Album | HMV Store". store.hmv.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  13. ^ https://listen.tidal.com/album/82522162/credits
  14. ^ "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling (Title Code: 340839338)". ASCAP. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
  15. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: {{{date}}}" (in Japanese). Oricon.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ "Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  26. ^ "Neon Nights (Expanded Reissue Edition)". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

External links[edit]

  • DanniiMusic.com – official website (including lyrics to the songs on Neon Nights).