Review – Snapshots

The Eighties icon interpreted songs from a period between 1964 to the mid-90s. “Snapshots” is an homage to songs that have accompanied Kim during her life.

Kim Wilde singing cover songs, that is not necessarily new: ever since her comeback the singer gigs with her band and often integrates cover versions into their program. The euphoric reactions finally moved her to fill an entire album. And don’t forget: it was a cover that brought Kim back into the spotlight: the English remake of Nena’s classic “Anyplace, anywhere, anytime”. The Briton eventually found her way back into pop music and released in 2006 the long-awaited comeback album “Never Say Never”.

The selection of songs from “Snapshots” Kim Wilde has put together not only with her brother Ricky, “I have also asked friends for their opinion” she told us, when we met for an interview (coming soon!). The singer no longer has to prove something. No wonder not that the songs have been addressed audibly with an ease and a fun factor. In the booklet you will find interesting stories and specific comments to each song.

Kim is clear, therefore by her nostalgic side and sends her fans on a musical journey: between familiar songs like current single “Sleeping Satellite” (original song by Tasmin Archer) and Erasure’s “A Little Respect”, to relatively unknown, like “They Don’t Know “by Kirsty MacColl – who died in a tragic accident – or the song “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Cilla Black, with a wonderful retro touch. The result is a varied work, sometimes a bit rocky, which is underlined by Kim Wilde’s  charistmatic voice. For their tour next year, so now she has enough cover material in the box. Of course, then their own crackers will not be missing. Do not miss: On 06 March 2012 they will be rocking the people in Zurich.