Date: 4 September 2006
Originally published in: Berliner Morgenpost (Germany)
One of the most beautiful voices of the new wave years returns. More than 25 years since her hit “Kids in America” Kim Wilde, the big blonde with the fresh face, has recorded a new album. At least in part, because six titles are well-known, but polished and modernised by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen. “Kids in America” is also here, as a duet with Charlotte Hatherley. In another duet Kim Wilde makes a smooth disco version of “You keep me hangin’ on” with her friend Nena. Of the eight new songs especially “Perfect girl” sounds like Kim Wilde was never away.
Even if the record has substantial art-commercial lengths it is nevertheless good to hear this voice again.