'Wilde Winter Songbook' is Kim Wilde's fourteenth studio album and was released on November 11 in the UK, November 15 in Australia and November 22 in Germany. A deluxe version of the album, featuring six bonus tracks and a DVD with 16 music videos was released on November 6, 2015.
The album consists of six well-known Christmas songs plus six new compositions with a Christmas/Winter theme. Kim was inspired by Tracey Thorn's 2012 Christmas album 'Tinsel and lights' and decided to record such an album herself, having had the thoughts many times before. She followed through in January 2013: the album was mostly recorded in the first half of the year, with many recording sessions and mixing taking place at RAK studios in London.
The album features four duets: with Rick Astley, Hal Fowler, Nik Kershaw and Marty Wilde.
The album contains the tracks Winter Wonderland, Hope, One, Have yourself and merry little Christmas, Winter song, New life, White winter hymnal, Burn gold (Silent night), Song for Beryl, Let it snow, Hey mister snowman and Rockin' around the Christmas tree.
The deluxe version adds the tracks Keeping the dream alive, Isobel's dream, Deck the halls (Angels sing) and Last Christmas, remixes of Hope and Burn Gold.
The album was released on cd and as digital download.
Produced by Ricky Wilde
Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Mixed by Ricky Wilde & Sean Vincent at RAK Studios
Engineered by Sean Vincent, assisted by Robbie Nelson & Helen Atkinson