Kim Wilde - Love Blonde: The RAK Years 1981-1983 - (4CD Box Set)

5013929447202

1 remaining

Kim Wilde - Love Blonde: The RAK Years 1981-1983 - (4CD Box Set)

Kim Wilde has blazed a trail ever since she made her debut with the indelible ‘Kids in America’ back in 1981. Kim’s early hits on Mickie Most’s RAK Records blend angsty new wave energy with the innate pop sensibility she shares with her chief collaborators, brother Ricky and father Marty.

‘Love Blonde: The RAK Years’ is the most comprehensive collection of Kim’s RAK output ever assembled. Boasting 50 tracks across four CDs, it brings together three classic studio albums, ‘Kim Wilde’, ‘Select’ and ‘Catch as Catch Can’, each remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, plus ‘Special Disco Mixes’. Featuring era-authentic artwork and previously unseen photos, this exclusive remix album features 12” versions of ten singles, extended and reinvented in the spirit of the 80s. Six of these mixes have been newly commissioned especially for this package.

This package features an impressive roll call of UK hit singles: ‘Kids in America’ (#2), ‘Chequered Love’ (#4), ‘Water on Glass’ (#11), ‘Cambodia’ (#12), ‘View From a Bridge’ (#16), ‘Child Come Away’ (#43), ‘Love Blonde’ (#23) and ‘Dancing in the Dark’ (#67). Kim’s global appeal also led to further overseas releases such as ‘Bitter Is Better’, ‘Take Me Tonight’ and ‘House of Salome’. Bonus material including B-sides and album out-takes from the album sessions rounds out a complete survey of Kim’s RAK years.

Presented in a stunning lift-off lid box with special print finish, each album in this package is housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring the original vinyl artwork. The 48-page booklet features lyrics, a RAK discography, rare photos and new sleeve notes written by Kim Wilde expert Marcel Rijs.

Kim’s diary looks as busy as ever, with live dates across Europe lined up for 2024 and a new studio album on the horizon. We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with this perennial icon of British pop!

Tracklisting

DISC ONE - KIM WILDE

  1. WATER ON GLASS
  2. OUR TOWN
  3. EVERYTHING WE KNOW
  4. YOUNG HEROES
  5. KIDS IN AMERICA
  6. CHEQUERED LOVE
  7. 2-6-5-8-0
  8. YOU’LL NEVER BE SO WRONG
  9. FALLING OUT
  10. TUNING IN TUNING ON
  11. SHANE
  12. BOYS
  13. HE WILL BE THERE

DISC TWO - SELECT

  1. EGO
  2. WORDS FELL DOWN
  3. ACTION CITY
  4. VIEW FROM A BRIDGE
  5. JUST A FEELING
  6. CHAOS AT THE AIRPORT
  7. TAKE ME TONIGHT
  8. CAN YOU COME OVER
  9. WENDY SADD
  10. CAMBODIA
  11. CAMBODIA – REPRISE
  12. CHILD COME AWAY
  13. BITTER IS BETTER
  14. WATCHING FOR SHAPES
  15. JUST ANOTHER GUY

DISC THREE - CATCH AS CATCH CAN

  1. HOUSE OF SALOME
  2. BACK STREET JOE
  3. STAY AWHILE
  4. LOVE BLONDE
  5. DREAM SEQUENCE
  6. DANCING IN THE DARK
  7. SHOOT TO DISABLE
  8. CAN YOU HEAR IT
  9. SPARKS
  10. SING IT OUT FOR LOVE
  11. RAIN ON
  12. BACK SEAT DRIVER

DISC FOUR - SPECIAL DISCO MIXES

  1. KIDS IN AMERICA [LUKE MORNAY REMIX]
  2. CHEQUERED LOVE [MATT POP EXTENDED VERSION]
  3. WATER ON GLASS [PROJECT K SOUNDTRACK] *
  4. CAMBODIA [MATT POP EXTENDED VERSION]
  5. VIEW FROM A BRIDGE [PROJECT K SOUNDTRACK] *
  6. TAKE ME TONIGHT [LUKE MORNAY PROFONDO GIALLO MIX] *
  7. CHILD COME AWAY [MATT POP REMIX]
  8. LOVE BLONDE [PROJECT K’S LIMELIGHT MIX] *
  9. DANCING IN THE DARK [LUKE MORNAY MOONLIGHT MIX] *
  10. HOUSE OF SALOME [LUKE MORNAY MIXOF THE SEVEN VEILS] *

* EXCLUSIVE NEW 2024 MIX

Format: 4CD Box Set
Barcode: 5013929447202
Catalogue Number: PPOP4BOX271
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 23rd February 2024

Earn 0 reward points
$0.00 $44.32
QTY:
Out Of Stock
Add To Wishlist