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Instead, she’s invited a most eclectic collective of peers and some of her favourite newcomers to reinterpret a selection of highlights from her career.
“The whole premise of this record for me was about the other artists,” explains Tina.
“How the other artists perceived this body of work.
Which is why Tina Arena’s “Greatest Hits and Interpretations” is, in fact, a musical collection in two very distinct parts.Add to this her unprecedented success in France – she’s sold 5 million albums there alone.Tina’s journey is, of course, the stuff of Oz music folklore, dating right back to mid-’70s when all of Australia knew her simply as “Tiny Tina”, arguably the most popular singer in the country … Tina’s debut studio recording, 1977’s Tiny Tina & Little John (co-starring John Bowles, her 12-year-old cohort from the legendary variety TV show Young Talent Time) had Tiny Tina belting out pitch-perfect covers of chart hits of the time such as ABBA’s “Ring Ring” and “When I Kissed The Teacher”.“We go back over 40 years and it just made total sense to me that she would be a part of this project,” says Tina. And I think she’s done a stunning job of “Sorrento Moon”, which was always a much-loved song in the Minogue household.” Other fellow legendary Australian artists starring on the “Reimagine” disc include Jimmy Barnes with a pounding version of “When You’re Ready” (borrowed from Tina’s most recent studio album, 2015’s “11”); Katie Noonan with an innovative a capella-based reconstruction of “Burn” (“She’s an ethereal goddess,” says Tina); as well as friend and recent collaborator Kate Miller-Heidke with a most haunting reading of “Heaven Help My Heart”. “I believe I have a responsibility to help showcase those new people, like other people believed in me when I was up-and-coming,” Tina explains.Dannii Minogue, of course, also started her career on Young Talent Time. “I believe they deserve a platform.” You might not have heard of a few of these artists yet, but once you’ve experienced how each tackles Tina’s songs here, with such emotion and distinctiveness, you can rest assured the future of Australian music is in safe hands.