Review – The very best of Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde’s best year so far was 1981 with the top hits “Kids in America” and “Chequered Love” and 1982 with “View From The Bridge” and “Cambodia”. 1983 wasn’t as good with “Dancing in the Dark”. The LP leafs through the three albums of the English singer’s career. The 14 best titles were chosen and padded out with two previously unreleased tracks from the archive, “Boys” and “Child Come Away”. All of them real strong songs. One has to wonder why Kim get higher in the charts with such wondrous material! The compilation of the wildest Wilde titles also proves what potential Kim really has. The girl has one of the coolest, sympathetic voices overall. Where others have to slog their way through, she only has to breathe to achieve the same effect. If Marilyn Monroe would be young today, she would certainly sing like Kim Wilde. Can one make a bigger compliment to Kim (who in fact has come into this world with part of the Monroe-look!)?