Fever marked another important moment in Kylie's career. It became another huge 'comeback' that resulted in success in America for the first time in over 10 years.
Can't Get You Out of My Head, a track that Kylie had previewed on her On a Night Like This tour, was the first single from the album. It went to number 1 in numerous countries around the world and sold over 800,000 copies in the UK in its first week of release. It became the most played track on radio that year and won numerous awards. The video features Kylie in a stunning white robe which possibly contributed to the song's success around the world! B-Sides were Boy and Rendezvous at Sunset.
The single was followed by the Fever album itself which went to number 1 in both the UK and Australia (it was later released in USA where it hit number 3 in the album charts - a huge success for Kylie who was still known by those who remembered her in the country as 'the Locomotion girl').
The next single had to be pushed back due to the success of Can't Get You Out of My Head but in February 2002, In Your Eyes was released as the follow-up. It hit the number 1 spot in Australia, reaching a respectable number 3 in the UK. The Australian release featured two B-sides unreleased elsewhere in the world: Harmony and Never Spoken, whereas the UK got Tightrope (the Australian album bonus track) and Good Like That (one of the Japanese album bonus tracks).
Love at First Sight came next in June 2002, reaching number 2 in the UK and number 3 in Australia. As well as Baby (one of the Japanese album bonus tracks), the other B-side was the fantastic mix of Can't Get You Out of My Head with New Order's Blue Monday - entitled Can't Get Blue Monday Out of My Head. Kylie had performed the track at the Brits that year and it became an immediate favourite with many. Love at First Sight was also released in the USA where the video featured the Ruff & Jam mix of the track.
The final single from the album was a re-recorded version of Come Into My World. Kylie had felt that the original version had been rushed in order to get it onto the album and so the vocals were re-recorded and instrumentation altered slightly. The video for the single was filmed in France and features 4 Kylies walking around a French street. The single release features live tracks taken from Kylie's hugely successful Fever tour, promoting the release of one of the Manchester concerts on video and DVD. Also worth a mention was the excellent Fischerspooner Mix of the track which Kylie performed on Top of the Pops. Unfortunately, the track features more of Cathy Dennis' vocals than it does of Kylie's!
Kylie's track Whenever You Feel Like It, originally planned for her Light Years album, made an appearence on the Scooby Doo soundtrack in a remixed form, later appearing on the Fever re-issue. As usual, a number of tracks written or recorded for the album still remain unreleased - one of which, No Better, was leaked onto the Internet.
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