Special Disco Mixes

Fourth CD of the box set Love Blonde – The RAK Years, also released as a 2LP set, specially released for Record Store Day on 20 April 2024. The album features remixes of Kim Wilde’s singles during this period. The remixes were created by Matt Pop, Project K and Luke Mornay. Six of the ten remixes were newly created in 2023 for this release.

Track listing

This album contains the tracks Kids in America (Luke Mornay Remix), Chequered Love (Matt Pop Extended Version), Water on Glass (Project K Soundtrack), Cambodia (Matt Pop Extended Version), View from a Bridge (Project K Soundtrack), Take Me Tonight (Luke Mornay Profondo Giallo Mix), Child Come Away (Matt Pop Remix), Love Blonde (Project K Limelight Mix), Dancing in the Dark (Luke Mornay Moonlight Mix) and House of Salome (Luke Mornay Mix of the Seven Veils).


The artwork of the album is based on previously unpublished photographs of Kim from 1981. The 2LP version was pressed on red translucent vinyl and released in a limited edition of 1500 copies.


Stanza is a French pop band that has been active since 2013. Formed in Lille (France) by Jérémy Dewinter, Jona and Alexandre Devaux-Bonduel, they have released four albums until now: Âmes Étranges (2013), Unda (2015), Foste (2017) and Traces (2021). In 2022 they released the single Cambodia, followed by ‘Restera Nous’ in December 2023.


Dutch band, who around 2008 performed live in the province Groningen. The band consisted of Jeannette and Conny Berends (lead vocals), Roger Dol (guitar), Johan Schipma (bass) and Rudolf Többen (drums). They played 1980’s music in a 1970’s way.

One of the songs they performed was Chequered Love. A recording of one of their performances of this song was posted on YouTube.


Five piece band formed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Luke Elgie (guitar, bass, vocals), Richard Sutton (guitar, vocals), David Williams (guitar, synth, vocals), John Martindale (percussion, bass, samples) and Tom Larthe De Langladure (drums, vocals).

In 2016 they released their debut album How Can We Fix This?. It was followed by a new 7″ single in the so-called RAK Singles Club, featuring a new track called ‘Swallow Me’ and a cover version of Chequered Love.

In 2018 they released two promotional singles, ‘Evidence’ and ‘Babel’, to be included in an EP called Etemenanki, which was released digitally.


German girl, born in 2008, who recorded a cover version of Hey Mister Snowman with German lyrics by her grandfather Dirk Holterman, entitled ‘Hey Lieber Schneeman’. Selma recorded the song together with her father Jonas, who has an online business as ‘The Music Man’.

Scam (the)

Punk rock band from St. Louis, Missouri (USA). Having released three albums, The Scam Sucks (2011), Fuck On (2013) and Fuck Off (2014), they opened for The Offspring, The Dwarves, Swingin’ Utters and Guttermouth on different occasions.

On Fuck Off they included a cover version of Chequered Love.

Sunday Night at the Palace

One-off charity show at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 24 April 2005, during which Kim presented musical songs performed by a variety of musical stars. The charity show was organized to raise money for DebRA, which supports sufferers of the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa.

The stars during the evening were Bonnie Langford, Tracie Bennet, Coronation Street’s Julia Howarth (Claire Peacock) and John Thomson.

Pete Townshend was on tour at that time and so is unable to join the bill. However, he donated one of his guitars to the event’s charity auction, and signed it personally for the highest bidder.

Squires Garden Centre

On 7 June 2003, Kim Wilde formally opened a new Squires Garden Centre in Woodstock Lane North, Long Ditton.

At the centre she’d created a pretty garden seating area using compost and garden products from Westland Horticulture and picking plants and landscaping materials from the range that was available at the centre. Kim created a tranquil seating area complete with an arbour, box hedging enclosing pretty borders and a log cobbled path in-filled with gravel and low growing plants and herbs.

Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show, held at Victoria Park in Southport, is the largest independent flower show in the United Kingdom. It was originally started in 1924 by the local council, but since 1986 has been operated by Southport Flower Show company, which is a registered charity. It is held annually for four days in late August and has attendances of over 80,000. The patron of Southport Flower Show since 1996 is Professor Stefan Buczacki.

The UK’s largest and longest running independent flower show, each year it attracts many celebrities from all over the world. As well as flowers, the show includes other attractions such as cookery demonstrations, gala dinners, music and horse riding displays.

The 2001 edition was held on 16, 17 and 18 August. On the last day, Kim Wilde was there to present the show together with Professor David Bellamy on the busiest day, when thousands of visitors attended the Victoria Park showground.

Sony Radio Awards

On 29 May 1984 the Sony Radio Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel in London. Kim Wilde attended the event, but it is unknown if she was nominated.

Story of Now That’s What I Call Music in 100 Artists (the)

Book written by Michael Mulligan and published on 4 December 2018. 
The book includes one page with a photograph of Kim Wilde with accompanying text. 
99 other artists are featured, as well as facts and figures about the NOW That’s What I Call Music series of compilation albums. 

Release date: 4 December 2018
Written by: Michael Mulligan
Publisher: Trapeze
Number of pages: 240
ISBN: 9781409179948
Book description:
Everyone remembers their first NOW album. Since NOW That’s What I Call Music Volume 1 was released in 1983 on double vinyl and double cassette, NOW has become synonymous with pop music and has featured some of the most iconic artists of the last three decades.
To celebrate the release of the 100th NOW album, The Story of NOW That’s What I Call Music in 100 Artists looks back at some of the most memorable – and occasionally regrettable – hits of the last 35 years!
Jam packed with amazing facts and ‘Well I never!’ moments about the 4,000+ artists to have graced the NOW track listings – from Phil Collins to Pharrell, Bananarama to Lady Gaga and Peter Andre to Pet Shop Boys – The Story of NOW is a celebration of pop music through the decades. So plug in your earphones and pump up the volume, because this party is just getting started!

Silver, Mick

Mick Silver was born as Michael Stokes Boreham in Nigeria on 6 August 1960. He was part of the band Kudos in the early 1980’s. Together with David Mortimer, Marc Platt and Philip Fortescue Longden he recorded one album, also entitled ‘Kudos’, from which the singles ‘No Reaction’ and ‘How Can This Be Love’ were taken. When the band split up, Silver released two solo singles, ‘Everything You Need’ (1985) and ‘It’s True’ (1986).

In 1992, he wrote Touched By Your Magic and I Believe In You together with Ricky Wilde. The two songs were released on the album Love Is.