Love moves

Released in May 1990, 'Love moves' was Kim Wilde's seventh studio album. Compared to its predecessor Close the album was considered a commercial failure. Kim has stated a few times that during the recordings of this album she was losing sight of things that mattered to her, and that the whole process of being famous and in the picture finally caught up with her.

Music

Musically the album has been criticized for its MOR feel. The album showed some similar production sounds throughout.
The songs were all co-written by Kim: six with Ricki Wilde and four with Tony Swain. Themes on the lyrics were, once again, the environment ('Who's to blame' and 'World in perfect harmony'), the plastic world of celebrities in America ('In Hollywood') and of course some love songs.

Tracks

This album contains the tracks It's here, Love (send him back to me), Storm in our hearts, World in perfect harmony, Someday, Time, Who's to blame, Can't get enough (of your love), In Hollywood, I can't say goodbye.

Artwork

The sleeve was designed by the bureau 3a, with photography by John Rutter.

Formats

'Love moves' was originally released on LP, cd and tape.
See also this page in the discography.

Credits

Guitar: Steve Byrd
Percussion: Danny Cummings
Bass guitar: Deon Estus
Backing vocals: Jaki Graham
String arrangement: Richard Niles
Additional keyboards, additional programming: Tony Swain
Keyboards, programming: Ricki Wilde
Produced by Ricki Wilde
Engineered by Jimmy Jazz, assisted by Stephen Streater
Recorded and mixed at Select Sound Studios, Knebworth
Strings recorded at RAK studios, London

Kim about 'Love moves'

The lp is called 'Love moves', why the title?
Because it's true: love makes you do even bigger things.
Is 'Love moves' a way of describing the past few years?
In a certain way it is, from the past year. And with some of the subjects I've been busy for a longer time. Those are ideas that have developed. (1)

I think the album itself still stands, it was a very strong album, and it was very disapppointing that it didn't do well. But it didn't really come too much as a big surprise, because my career before then had always been very up and down. So it wasn't a complete shock, but it was very disappointing. (2)

Chart performance

Germany: 24
Netherlands: 35 (7 weeks)
Sweden: 10 (6 weeks)
United Kingdom: 37 (3 weeks)

Interview sources

(1) Kim Wilde plays Kylie during her vacuuming: ‘All my songs are pages from my diary’, Hitkrant (Netherlands), May 12, 1990
(2) Frequenstar, M6 (France), October 5, 1992