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Money Can't Buy
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Minogue performing "In Your Eyes" during the Electro act
Promotional concert by Kylie Minogue
Associated album Body Language
Date 15 November 2003
Start date 15 November 2003
Venue Hammersmith Apollo, London
Shows 1

"Money Can't Buy" was a one-off invitation-only concert by Australian artist Kylie Minogue, held at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 15 November 2003, to promote her ninth studio album Body Language. It was so called as no tickets were offered for sale publicly and only invited guests and competition winners attended the show. William Baker and Alan MacDonald served as creative and art directors, respectively, while Michael Rooney and Steve Anderson worked on the choreography and musical arrangements. Display hardware manufacturer Barco provided LED displays for showing graphics as backdrops to the performances. Minogue wore five different costumes, designed by fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Chanel, and Helmut Lang, for the 75 minutes-long show. The total cost of staging the concert was £1 million.

Minogue primarily performed tracks from Body Language during the show, although songs from her past albums were also included in the set list. It was split in four segments: "Paris by Night", "Bardello", "Electro" and "On Yer Bike". Critical reception towards the show was generally favourable, with compliments directed at the visuals and inclusion of past songs. Critics also praised the show's 80s-influences and its Parisian imagery. The concert was streamed live on AOL.com and broadcast on television channels ITV1 and Network Ten a few days later. It was also filmed and released as a DVD, entitled Body Language Live, on 12 July 2004. The DVD performed well commercially in Australia and United Kingdom, where it received a platinum and gold certification, respectively.

Concert SynopsisEdit

The show was split into four sections and an encore. The first section, Paris By Night, began with an accapella chorus of "Still Standing", before the curtain opened to reveal Kylie in the outfit worn on the "Body Language" album cover, seated on a beam, also from the album cover. She goes on to sing "Red Blooded Woman" and "On a Night Like This" which samples "Singin' in the Rain".

The second section, Bardello, begins with a mashup of Minogue's own song "Breathe" and Serge Gainsbourg song "Je T'aime" from 1969. She then went on to sing Body Language tracks "After Dark" and "Chocolate", closing the section.

Electro begins with a performance of "Can't Get You Out of My Head", where the dancers emerged in bondage-style outfits. Following this, Minogue sang "Slow" and "Obsession", tracks from the album, and closes the act with "In Your Eyes".

On Yer Bike begins with "Secret (Take You Home)", which saw Minogue reclining on a motorbike in a complete white outfit. She then went on to perform "Spinning Around", closing the act. After a final costume change, Minogue re-emerged to close the show with a performance of "Love at First Sight".

Set listEdit

Act One: Paris By Night
1. "Still Standing"
2. "Red Blooded Woman"
3. "On a Night Like This"

Act Two: Bardello
4. "Breathe" / "Je T'aime"
5. "After Dark"
6. "Chocolate"

Act Three: Electro
7. "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
8. "Slow"
9. "Obsession"
10. "In Your Eyes"

Act Four: On Yer Bike
11. "Secret (Take You Home)"
12. "Spinning Around"

Encore
13. "Love at First Sight"

Broadcasts and live recording Edit

The show was streamed live on AOL.com on 15 November 2003. On 22 November, it was broadcast on ITV1, in the United Kingdom. In Australia, it was aired on Network Ten on 24 November.

Body Language Live Edit

Body Language Live
Body Language Live
Video album by Kylie Minogue
Released 12 July 2004 (2004-07-12)
Recorded 15 November 2003 (2003-11-15)
(London, England)
Genre Pop
Length 110 minutes
Label Parlophone
Kylie Minogue chronology
Greatest Hits 87-99 DVD
(2003)
Body Language Live
(2004)
Artist Collection DVD
(2004)

The concert show was filmed and released as a DVD, titled Body Language Live, on 12 July 2004 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the DVD was released on 7 September. In addition to videos of the live performances, the DVD contains behind-the-scenes footage, music videos of "Slow", "Red Blooded Woman", and "Chocolate", screen visuals for the performances of "Chocolate" and "Slow", wallpapers, and a picture gallery.

In Australia, Body Language Live achieved shipments of 15,000 units and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). In the United Kingdom, it was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in March 2005 for completing shipments of 25,000 units. The DVD also charted on the German Albums Chart, peaking at number 64.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Length
1. "Still Standing"    
2. "Red Blooded Woman"    
3. "On a Night Like This"    
4. "Breathe" / "Je T'aime"    
5. "After Dark"    
6. "Chocolate"    
7. "Can't Get You Out of My Head"    
8. "Slow"    
9. "Obsession"    
10. "In Your Eyes"    
11. "Secret (Take You Home)"    
12. "Spinning Around"    
13. "Love at First Sight"    

Extended play Edit

Money Can't Buy EP
Money Can't Buy EP
EP album by Kylie Minogue
Recorded 10 February 2004 (2004-02-10)
Genre
  • Dance-pop
  • pop
Length 14:48
Label Parlophone
Kylie Minogue chronology
Other Sides
(1998)
Money Can't Buy EP
(2004)
Darling
(2007)

A limited 3-track EP was issued to U.S. Target stores. The disc was released on 10 February 2004 and was received free with the purchase of Body Language.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Length
1. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (Live) 7:02
2. "Slow" (Live) 3:24
3. "Red Blooded Woman" (Live) 4:22
Total length:
14:48

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