Compilation album, released by EMI Records on October 31, 2008. The album is a repackaging of the discs Centenary collection and Premium gold collection, which were released in 1997. The twenty tracks include all of Kim's singles for EMI between 1981 and 1983, most of the B-sides and a good selection of album tracks.
This album contains the tracks Kids in America, Chequered love, 2 6 5 8 0, You'll never be so wrong, Water on glass, Our town, Everything we know, Boys, Watching for shapes, Action city, View from a bridge, Take me tonight, Cambodia, Child come away, House of Salome, Stay awhile, Love blonde, Dancing in the dark, Sparks and Sing it out for love.
'Essential' was released on cd.