Date: 1 January 1987
Originally published in: Melodie & Rhythmus (GDR)
After a self-imposed studio break, Kim WIlde is now back on LP. “Another Step” is the name of the new long-distance work with which she appeared in front of the international media scene at the end of last year not only as a singer, but also as a co-author of eight of eleven songs.
Kim Wilde was born on November 18, 1960 in the English county of Hertfordshire and had a lot of family ties. Father Marty was a successful singer in the years 1958-62, and brother Ricky later tried to follow in his father’s footsteps. Kim was interested in his brother’s musical ambitions, went into the studio with him and did test recordings with producer Mickie Most. The rest is already part of recent rock history. A string of successful singles followed, followed by three albums, Kim Wilde, Select and Catch As Catch Can – all highly acclaimed by audiences and the press alike, as was the later LP Teases And Dares. Kim Wilde’s music has become a trademark for fun, freshness and reserved eroticism combined in one musical personality. A classification that also applies to the current album, which Kim Wilde offers not only as a dynamic singer of accelerated rock songs with a dance touch, but also as a ballad singer.