The Singles Collection 1981-1993

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Kim Wilde's number one cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" gave her a number one hit back in 1987, but she gained chart life five years earlier with the glitzy bounce of "Kids in America," allied with the new decade's keyboard-laden pop sound and peaking at number 25 on Billboard's Top 40. The Singles Collection 1981-1993 is easily the most opportune avenue available to investigate the rest of Wilde's material. While video may have been her best friend throughout her career, sporting her attractive looks and modest Brit attitude, Wilde's music does contain some pleasing dance hooks and catchy melodies. "Another Step Closer to You" and "Love Is Holy" are bright ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Kim Wilde's number one cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" gave her a number one hit back in 1987, but she gained chart life five years earlier with the glitzy bounce of "Kids in America," allied with the new decade's keyboard-laden pop sound and peaking at number 25 on Billboard's Top 40. The Singles Collection 1981-1993 is easily the most opportune avenue available to investigate the rest of Wilde's material. While video may have been her best friend throughout her career, sporting her attractive looks and modest Brit attitude, Wilde's music does contain some pleasing dance hooks and catchy melodies. "Another Step Closer to You" and "Love Is Holy" are bright and lively with typical yet congenial pop melodies, while "You Came" mixes a clean, keyboard-aided backdrop to Wilde's sheer vocal style. "Chequered Love" and "Water on Glass" aren't genius, but their arrant pop melodies and simplistic beats are anything but standstill. Even minor efforts like "Rage to Love" and "Never Trust a Stranger" find a way of hurdling clichéd '80s pop
ock fabrications so that they sound slightly fresh and breezy. Only the unbecoming "Cambodia" and the hollowed out "Child Come Away" should be avoided on this collection, as both lack the spirit that Wilde usually packs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1997
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 008811092122
  • Catalog Number: 75687
  • Sales rank: 121,210

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kids in America (3:25)
  2. 2 Chequered Love (3:20)
  3. 3 Water on Glass (3:35)
  4. 4 Cambodia (3:56)
  5. 5 View from a Bridge (3:29)
  6. 6 Child Come Away (4:04)
  7. 7 Love Blonde (3:31)
  8. 8 The Second Time (3:52)
  9. 9 Rage to Love (4:17)
  10. 10 You Keep Me Hangin' On (4:14)
  11. 11 Another Step (Closer to You) (3:30)
  12. 12 You Came (3:29)
  13. 13 Never Trust a Stranger (4:04)
  14. 14 Four Letter Word (4:02)
  15. 15 Love Is Holy (4:01)
  16. 16 If I Can't Have You (3:26)
  17. 17 In My Life (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kim Wilde Primary Artist, Vocals
Marty Wilde Drums
Technical Credits
Etta James Composer
Kim Wilde Composer
Marty Wilde Producer
Robin Zander Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Philip Kelsey Producer, Remixing
Rick Nielsen Composer
Rick Nowels Arranger, Producer
Tony Swain Producer
Ricki Wilde Arranger, Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the Hits You Need From Kim Wilde

    All the classics in the package. There isn't anything I would like to add. These tracks are very good pop. Kim Wilde is one of the best female pop artist in 80's.

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