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The Very Best of Kim Wilde (2001 album)

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The Very Best of Kim Wilde (2001 album)

Greatest hits album by Kim Wilde
GenrePop
LabelEMI
Released5 November 2001

Early Days Kim Wilde was born in Chiswick, West London, on November 18 1960. How It All began foundation for Kim's musical career lies in her own family: her father, Marty Wilde, was a 60s rock 'n roll star and her mother Joyce Baker, was a singer as well. Kim's younger brother, Ricky, has been into making music since very early in his life, and he actually released some records. In 1980, when Kim was nineteen, her father Marty had a book studio to record Country & Western Album, which has always been one of his ambitions. Another appointment kept Marty from the studio on this occasion, however, and Ricky was asked if he had written any songs that he might like to record. One of the songs he was going to record was Kids in America, and Kim was going to provide vocals. The record demo track was taken to a few studios and, eventually, fell into the hands of Mickie Most, owner of RAK Records company. So, in 1980, Kim was signed to RAK Records and in January 1981, Kim's first single-Kids in America-was release. Fame Kids in America had instant success, climbing to Number 2 in UK charts and becoming a Top 30 hit in the USA. Debut Album Kim Wilde followed later that year and spawned further two hits, Chequer Love and Water on Glass. By 1982, Kim had already sold more records than her father had sold in his entire career. Kim recorded a total of three albums for RAK Records before signing to MCA Records in the summer of 1984. After a relatively quiet period in MCA, such hits as Another Step and an energetic remake of old Supremes' song You Keep Me Hanging on brought Kim back to the limelight. The latter song reached Number 2 in the UK and became Kim's first USA Number 1 single in 1987. Following that was a string of internationally recognise hits such as You Come, Never Trust Stranger and Four Letter Word. Meanwhile, Kim Wilde also developed as a songwriter and co-writer, which undoubtedly contributed to her career. With releases of such as albums Another Step, Close, Love Moves and Love Is, Kim's initial profile of 'girl-next-door' Turn into a much sexier Love Blonde image, with mainstream pop tendencies taking over that synth-driven new-wave pop that boosted her to stardom in the early 80s. Turn-Around Caring for her new family brings another passion to Kim's life-gardening. Putting her music career behind her, Kim attended garden design courses and in 1999 appeared on TV presenting better Gardens programme series. Since then, Kim settled for a quiet life and her public appearances were limited to garden design programmes on TV and summer garden shows in which she participate. Music has always been in my heart. The year 2001 brought what many of Kim's fans were hoping for: she was singing again.

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

Expand version OF Rak Very Best OF Kim Wilde released in 1985, EMI's version added on to her post-1984 best including her only American TOP 40 hit, You Keep Me Hangin On. Beginning with her chart debut, 1981's Kids in America, Very Best OF Kim Wilde compiled most but not all of her hits; say You Really Want Me isn't found here, though you come and if I can't Have You are present. One fan favorite that has made the cut is Cambodia, her odd, chilling attempt to record dirge for Southeastern Asia.

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Music career

Since November 2001, Wilde has Tour UK three times as part of the Here and Now Tour, Eighties revival concert series, together with artists such as Paul Young, Human League, Belinda Carlisle, Howard Jones and Five Star. Template: Citation need New recordings also follow; in 2001, she recorded a new track, Love, for compilation album which became a surprise hit in Belgium. She recorded the single born to be Wild in 2002, and in the summer of 2003 she had a major hit with anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime, duet with German pop star Nena. The single was a Top 10 hit in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland. In 2006, Wilde signed a new record deal with EMI Germany and released the first single from her tenth studio album in many countries across Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. You Come 2006 Chart Top 20 in most of these countries and became her biggest solo hit in Germany since 1988. Album Never Say Never includes eight new tracks plus five re-work previous hits and has Chart in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The second single from the album, which was voted for by fans on her official website, was Perfect Girl, released in November 2006 and spent nine weeks on the German Top 100 Singles Chart. The third single, Together We Belong, was released in March 2007 and the fourth single, baby Obey Me, was released in Germany as a Remix featuring German rapper Ill Inspecta. Since 2003, Wilde has appeared on numerous festival bills and concerts all over Europe with her own band. In early September 2009, brand new single, Run to You, recorded as a duet with Swedish rock band Fibes, Oh Fibes!, Was released in Sweden. Song reached the Swedish Top 30. In 2010, Wilde signed a new record deal with Sony Music Germany. The label release her eleventh studio album, Come Out and Play on 17 August, with Lights Down Low preceding it as lead single. The album reached number 10 in Germany and was followed by a Tour in Europe in February and March 2011. Wilde's twelfth studio album, Snapshots, was released on 26 August 2011 and features cover versions of songs hand-pick from the last five decades. Double release of it's Alright and sleeping Satellite was released on 19 August as the lead single. Two further singles failed to reach the chart. Kim Tour in support of the album in Germany in March 2012. In November 2012, Wilde was featured as lead vocalist on Reflekt's Beautiful House, which can be found on Armada Music's antillas & Dankmann's Best Remix 2002-2012 compilation. Wilde released her next studio album, Wilde Winter Songbook in November 2013. On 18 December 2017, Wilde released a Christmas single with Lawnmower Deth title f U Kristmas!. Wilde release her 14 studio album Here Come Aliens on 16 March 2018. It was inspired by an encounter with a UFO she had in 2009.

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Impact and recognition

Over time, sound of Kim Wildes records would transcend further into dance genres and away from her early new wave sound that had brought her great success. However, in the years 1983 and 1984, pop music began return to more dance-oriented music furl by the success of soundtracks to Footloose and Flashdance. It wasnt full return to the days of disco, but rather a groove with less funk and more straight ahead snare and a great deal of hair. While Kim Wilde may have disappeared from the spotlight in the United States, she has continued to release music throughout the 80s, 90s and into the 2000s and 2010s. Kim Wilde has released 13 albums since her debut in 1981. Her last release Wilde Winter Songbook was issued in 2013.

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