Kim Wilde CD-singles box set

Marcel Rijs
Jul 23, 2015 · 7 min read

A proposal for the ultimate collection

The announcement of CD-singles box sets for Bananarama and Belinda Carlisle by Edsel Records had many pop fans salivating with glee. Both sets are set to include all the versions of most of their singles, comprising 33 and 29 discs respectively. What’s more, both sets include previously unreleased material.

The only gripe might be that the Bananarama set ends prematurely, with the 1993 single ’More More More’. This is down to record company politics: after 1993 Bananarama left London Records, releasing subsequent albums and singles with different other labels.


Moving on to Kim Wilde

There is no doubt that a similar box set comprising Kim Wilde’s singles output from the Eighties and Nineties would create a lot of interest. Recent re-releases of her Eighties albums have been solid sellers for Cherry Pop Records and Universal respectively. Having been involved in all these re-releases, I thought it would be an idea to outline what a box set like this would look like. Everybody knows that record companies don’t have the time to research all the tracks; even tracking them down in the archives often proves to be a difficult task. With this article at least half of the job has been done.

So without further stalling, take a look at the 35 disc box set of Kim Wilde CD-singles. Tracks denoted with * have never been released on CD before.

  1. Kids In America
  2. Tuning In Tuning On
  3. You’ll Never Be So Wrong
  1. Chequered Love
  2. Shane
  3. Everything We Know
  1. Water On Glass (7” version)
  2. Boys
  3. Water On Glass (Album Version)
  1. Cambodia — Reprise
  2. Watching For Shapes
  1. View From A Bridge
  2. Take Me Tonight
  1. Child Come Away
  2. Just Another Guy
  1. Love Blonde (7” version)
  2. Can You Hear It
  3. Love Blonde (12” version)
  4. Love Blonde (Album Version)
  1. Dancing In The Dark
  2. Back Street Driver
  3. Dancing In The Dark (Nile Rodgers 12” version)
  4. Dancing In The Dark (Instrumental version)
  1. House Of Salome
  2. Sing It Out For Love
  3. Bitter Is Better
  1. The Second Time (7” version)
  2. Lovers On A Beach
  3. The Second Time (Extended version)
  4. Lovers On A Beach (Extended version)
  5. The Second Time (Album version)
  6. Go For It (Extended Dance version)
  7. Go For It (Dub version)
  8. The Second Time (US remix)
  1. The Touch (7” version)
  2. Shangri-la (7” version)
  3. The Touch (Extended version)
  4. Shangri-la (Extended version)
  5. The Touch (Album version)
  6. Shangri-la (Album version)
  7. Shangri-la (Special re-mix)
  1. Rage To Love (7” version)
  2. Putty In Your Hands
  3. Rage To Love (Extended version)
  4. Rage To Love (Album version)
  1. Schoolgirl
  2. Songs About Love
  3. Schoolgirl (Head-Mastermix)
  1. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  2. Loving You
  3. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (WCH Club Mix)
  4. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (WCH Mix)
  1. Another Step (Closer To You) (7” version)
  2. Hold Back
  3. Another Step (Closer To You) (12” version)
  4. Another Step (Closer To You) (Original Album Version) *
  5. Another Step (Closer To You) (Second Album Version)
  1. Say You Really Want Me (7” remix)
  2. Don’t Say Nothing’s Changed
  3. Say You Really Want Me (Extended version)
  4. Say You Really Want Me (The Video remix)
  5. Say You Really Want Me (David Todd remix)
  6. Say You Really Want Me (Radio edit)
  7. Say You Really Want Me (Instrumental)
  8. Say You Really Want Me (US 7” version)
  9. Say You Really Want Me (US 7” promo version) *
  10. Say You Really Want Me (Urban version) *
  11. Say You Really Want Me (Running Scared soundtrack version)
  12. Say You Really Want Me (Original Album version) *
  13. Say You Really Want Me (Album version)
  1. Hey Mister Heartache (7” version)
  2. Tell Me Where You Are
  3. Hey Mister Heartache (12” version)
  4. Hey Mister Heartache (Kilowatt remix)
  5. Hey Mister Heartache (Bonus Beats)
  6. Hey Mister Heartache (Acapella with percussion)
  7. Hey Mister Heartache (Album version)
  1. You Came (7” version)
  2. Stone
  3. You Came (12” version)
  4. You Came (Shep Pettibone 7” version)
  5. You Came (Shep Pettibone 12” version)
  6. You Came (Dub version #1)
  7. You Came (Dub version #2)
  8. You Came (Album version)
  1. Never Trust A Stranger (7” version)
  2. Wotcha Gonna Do
  3. Never Trust A Stranger (12” version)
  4. Never Trust A Stranger (Sanjazz mix)
  5. Never Trust A Stranger (Album version)
  1. Four Letter Word
  2. She Hasn’t Got Time For You ´88
  3. Four Letter Word (Extended version)
  4. She Hasn’t Got Time For You
  5. Four Letter Word (Late Night Mix)
  1. Love In The Natural Way
  2. You’ll Be The One Who’ll Lose
  3. Love In The Natural Way (Extended version)
  4. Love In The Natural Way (Video edit)
  1. It’s Here
  2. Virtual World
  3. It’s Here (Extended version)
  4. Virtual World (Extended version)

Time was released in the UK, whereas World In Perfect Harmony was released in Europe with more or less the same artwork. The B-side of World In Perfect Harmony was a remix of Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love), which appears on the next CD-single. Hence the integration of these two singles on one disc.

  1. Time (7” version)
  2. Someday (7” version)
  3. World In Perfect Harmony (7” version)
  4. Time (12” version)
  5. World In Perfect Harmony (Extended version)
  6. Time (Album version)
  7. World In Perfect Harmony (Album version)
  8. Someday (Album version)
  1. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (7” version)
  2. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (12” version)
  3. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Remix version edit) *
  4. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Remix version)
  5. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Club mix) *
  6. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Club dub mix) *
  7. Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Album version)
  1. I Can’t Say Goodbye (7” version)
  2. Sanjazz Megamix (7” version) *
  3. I Can’t Say Goodbye (12” version)
  4. Sanjazz Megamix (12” version)
  5. I Can’t Say Goodbye (Album version)
  1. Love Is Holy
  2. Birthday Song
  3. Love Is Holy (Ambient Mix)
  1. Who Do You Think You Are? (7” version)
  2. Try Again (Club Mix)
  3. Who Do You Think You Are? (Extended version edit)
  4. Who Do You Think You Are? (Extended version)
  5. Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest 7” version)
  6. Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest remix)
  7. Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest dub mix)
  8. Who Do You Think You Are? (Bruce Forest remix edit) *
  9. Who Do You Think You Are? (Album version)
  10. Try Again (Album version)
  1. Heart Over Mind (7” version)
  2. I’ve Found A Reason
  3. Heart Over Mind (Extended version)
  4. Touched By Your Magic (Extended version)
  5. Heart Over Mind (Club mix)
  6. Touched By Your Magic (Album version)
  7. Heart Over Mind (Album version)
  1. Million Miles Away (7” version)
  2. The Light Of The Moon (Belongs To Me)
  3. Million Miles Away (Club mix)
  4. Million Miles Away (Album version)
  1. If I Can’t Have You
  2. Never Felt So Alive
  3. If I Can’t Have You (Extended Version)
  4. If I Can’t Have You (Kelsey Mix)
  5. If I Can’t Have You (Dub mix)
  6. If I Can’t Have You (Made in Japan / John Robinson mix)
  7. If I Can’t Have You (Instrumental) *
  1. In My Life (West End 7” version)
  2. In My Life (7” version)
  3. In My Life (Lifestyle mix)
  4. In My Life (Dub mix)
  5. In My Life (Get A Life mix)
  6. In My Life (Rikkstyle mix)
  7. In My Life (West End 12” version)
  8. In My Life (West End 12” radio edit)
  9. In My Life (West End D’oomy dub)
  10. In My Life (Wilde Groovy) *
  11. In My Life (Album version)
  1. Kids In America 94 (Cappella Mix)
  2. Kids In America (Album version)
  3. Kids In America 94 (Extension mix)
  4. Kids In America 94 (House mix)
  5. Kids In America 94 (Instrumental)
  6. Kids In America 94 (Plus Staples)
  7. Kids In America 94 (X Club Dub) *
  8. Kids In America 94 (X Cut Cut) *
  9. Kids In America 94 (Maranza mix)
  1. Breakin’ Away (Radio mix)
  2. Staying With My Baby
  3. Breakin’ Away (Original 12” version)
  4. Breakin’ Away (Matt Darey Vocal mix)
  5. Breakin’ Away (Matt Darey Dub mix) *
  6. Breakin’ Away (T’empo Vocal) *
  7. Breakin’ Away (T’empo Dub) *
  8. Breakin’ Away (Album version)
  1. This I Swear (Radio mix)
  2. This I Swear (Wilde remix)
  3. This I Swear (Album version)
  4. Heaven (Matt Darey 7” version)
  5. Heaven (Original 12” version) *
  6. Heaven (Matt Darey 12” version)
  7. Heaven (Matt Darey dub) *
  8. Heaven (Eddy Fingers Vocal)
  9. Heaven (Eddy Fingers dub) *
  10. Heaven (Album version)
  11. Back To Heaven (Album version)
  1. Shame (Jupiter’s radio mix)
  2. Hypnotise (Album version)
  3. Shame (Original version)
  4. Shame (Jupiter’s 12” version) *
  5. Shame (Matt Darey’s Vocal mix)
  6. Shame (Matt Darey Dub) *
  7. Shame (T-empo’s club mix)
  8. Shame (T-empo’s dub mix) *

Some final words

This listing of tracks is complete as far as released versions are concerned. Most of the singles were originally released in the UK, with the exception of ‘House Of Salome’ (which was a Europe-only release), ‘Schoolgirl’ (Europe & Australia), ‘Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love)’ (Europe & Australia), ‘Million Miles Away’ (Europe) and ‘Kids In America 1994’ (Europe).

It is of course unknown what lies hidden in the vaults. Scattering some previously unreleased tracks on these discs would certainly increase the collector’s interest. Especially the material from the EMI period (the first 9 discs) has been released countless times on compilation albums, so it would be interesting if something could be found to make that part of the box set more interesting.

Whether this box set will ever be officially released remains to be seen. In the mean time, those fans who already own all of the tracks may use this list to compile their own playlists. You can be sure that no officially released track is missing. Unless, of course, you know something I don’t. I’d love to hear from you!

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Marcel Rijs

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Website manager for www.wilde-life.com, writes about Kim Wilde on Medium.com.

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