Verloren In Der Einsamkeit

Cover version of Cambodia, with German lyrics.
Recorded by German singer Jacqueline on her 2010 album ‘Sonne, Mond und Sterne’.


Lyrics

Er war ein Frauenheld, der gr├Â├čte auf der Welt
Er war ein Kavalier, ein Liebespionier
Ein wundersch├Âner Mann zog mich in seinen Bann
Augen so blau und klar, er war so wunderbar
Er hatte diesen Charme, sein Blick so lieb und warm
Beherrschte jeden Tanz, verspr├╝hte so viel Glanz
Er war so elegant, beim Reden sehr gewandt
Er hatte Sex-Appeal – doch spielte er ein falsches Spiel

Gelogen hat er gern, die Wahrheit lag ihm fern
Er wurde r├╝cksichtslos, manchmal skrupellos
Bekam ein kaltes Herz, sorgte f├╝r Liebesschmerz
Wurde ein Egoist, ein Liebesterrorist
Er hat die Frauen benutzt und deren Ego beschmutzt
Er tat sich selber leid, alles verlorene Zeit
Er gab so gerne an, er w├Ąre Supermann
Wurde charakterlos – doch hatte er ein schweres Los

Es kam, wie’s kommen muss: Sie machten mit ihm Schluss
Sie haben ihn durchschaut, niemand hat ihm mehr vertraut
(Vertraut, vertraut, vertraut)
Er wird ein Comic-Held in seiner falschen Welt
Und jetzt statt Zweisamkeit verloren in der Einsamkeit
Einsam verlor’n

Bis heut’ ist nichts passiert, er hat es nie kapiert
Nach so viel langen Jahr’n hat er die Liebe nie erfahr’n
Verloren in der Einsamkeit

Vercaigne, Katrien

Born 27 May 1970, Katrien Vercaigne is an accomplished photographer who studied one-year graphical design, after modern languages at elementary school, before studying photography at the national radio and film institute in Brussels. She graduated with a thesis and a master in fashion. Immediately her first job was a press folio in 1993 for a Belgian band called Elisa Waut. The pictures were widespread in magazines and newspapers. This was the start of more pictures from Belgian artists and bands for magazines and portfolios.

In the mean time, she started working with models on assignments for fashion and beauty shoots. She was selected by Pentax Benelux at the Brussels Expo to exhibit 10 photos of her work at a professional photographers expo. At the ‘Classics’ expo in Kortrijk, she was asked to cover the runway show from Pierre Balmain that was showing his couture designs.

But when fashion turned to “grunge” Katrien decided to turn away from this, with the from time to time glamorous exception to the rule.

Having had personal challenges, she prioritised her direction in photography, finding herself more self-assigned. This led to new projects in interior and outdoor lifestyle shootings and a Victorian themed exposition with about 50 photographs on show. Her work combines glamour and personality in decorative and nature settings.

Between 2001 and now she has photographed Kim on stage numerous times, during live concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK. She has also made photographs for a few remarkable productions for the web, for instance the Kim Wilde in Brighton backstage report and a full digital recreation of Kim’s award-winning Cumbrian Fellside Garden, both created in cooperation with Marcel Rijs.


Vo─ça, Elvira

Elvira┬áVo─ça released her first single ‘Se me vuoi’ in Italy in 1963. She married Stjepan Milhaljinec in 1961 and they collaborated on her Croatian material ever since. Her debut album ‘Slu┼íala Sam Srce’ was released in 1980. Before then, she’d released about a dozen singles, including a cover version of Abba’s ‘Waterloo’.

On an LP called ‘Top Ten 2 – Internacionalni Hitovi’ the best hits of the year 1984 were covered by Yugoslavian artists. Elvira contributed a cover version of The Second Time in Croatian as ‘Drugo Vrijeme’.

Elvira also made a name for herself as an actress, starring in the movies ‘Mediteransko putovanje’ (1962) and ‘Dobro jutro, Hrvatska’ (1992).


Video killed the radio star

Song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album ‘English Garden’, and later by British group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes. The track was recorded and mixed in 1979, released as their debut single on 7 September 1979, and included on their first album ‘The Age of Plastic’. The song’s theme was promotion of technology while worrying about its effects. This song relates to concerns about mixed attitudes towards 20th-century inventions and machines for the media arts.

Commercially, ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ was also a success. The track topped sixteen international music charts, including the UK singles charts.

The song’s music video was written, directed, and edited by Russell Mulcahy, and is well-remembered as the first music video shown on MTV in the United States at 12:01 AM on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the United Kingdom on 1 March 2010.

The song’s intro was performed by Ricky Wilde and included at the beginning and end of the album version and 12″ remix of Kim Wilde’s 2018 single Pop Don’t Stop.


Voulzy, Laurent

Born on 18 December 1948 in Paris, France, Laurent Voulzy is a French singer/songwriter.
He originally led the English-pop-influenced Le Temple de V├ęnus before joining Pascal Danel as guitarist from 1969 to 1974. However he is best known for his collaborative songwriting efforts with singer/songwriter Alain Souchon and his solo singing career which spanned several successful albums.

Laurent Voulzy made an international hit with the song ‘Rockollection’. The French lyrics were interspersed with some lines from classic rock hits after the chorus. Since then, he’s released several solo albums and some ‘best-of’-collections, as well as one live album in 1994.

A very striking release was Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde, the 1986 single in which Laurent sings about how lonely the nights are without Kim Wilde. Kim contributed some vocals to the song, and appeared in the accompanying videoclip, a glamorous production which also features a pinball machine with Kim Wilde design.
Since then, Laurent and Kim have performed songs together a few times on French television, singing Bye Bye Love (in 1990) and Laurent’s song Belle-Ile en Mer Marie-Galante (in 1992).
The two were reunited in 2006 for a television show celebrating the music of Laurent Voulzy and Alain Souchon, and they sang ‘Les nuits sans Kim Wilde’ together.
In 2010, Laurent and Kim performed live at Night of the Proms in Charleroi (Belgium), singing ‘Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde’ and Oh Lori together.
In 2018, they released the song Amoureux des Rêves on the deluxe edition of the album Here Come the Aliens.

In 2006, Laurent released ‘La Septi├Ęme Vague’, an album of cover versions of songs from the Seventies and Eighties. The album reached number 1 in France. Voulzy then toured France in 2007.

He now lives in Southern England, in the town of Haslemere. He moved to join his family who had already lived there for 20 years.


Vorwerk

Maarten Vorwerk was born in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on 25 April 1980. He became a jump/hardstyle/trance/club producer who became wellknown because of his work with the production duo Jeckyll & Hyde. Together with DJ Ruthless he started a record label called Squarebeats.

In 2007, he released a jump/hardstyle cover of Kim Wilde’s Cambodia, which was a big hit on the Dutch dancefloors.


Vondrácková, Lucie

Born on 8 March 1980 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Lucie Plekancov├í Vondr├íckov├í is a Czech popular singer and respected theatre and film actress. She comes from a musical family. Her father Jir├ş Vondr├ícek is a musician, while her mother, Hana Sorrosa Vondr├íckov├í, is a lyricist. She speaks five languages and has Ecuadorian roots via a maternal grandfather. She studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory, and completed the course of Cultural studies, with a Master of Arts degree. She earned the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2006 at Charles University in Prague.

Her debut album ‘Marmel├ída’ was released in 1993. In the next two decades, nine more albums followed. In 2013, she released ‘Ohen’, which contains the song Stuj, a cover version of Kim Wilde’s Never Trust a Stranger.

On 17 June 2011, she married Czech International hockey player Tomáš Plekanec who plays centre for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. The couple has 2 sons, Matyáš and Adam.


Visage

The synth-pop group Visage was formed in 1978 by Steve Strange, Rusty Egan and Midge Ure. They set out to make music to fit into the playlist of Strange’s favourite nightclub at that time, Billy’s. The music played there was very different from the punk sounds that were popular at that time: David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Roxy Music were favoured.

Their first demo yielded the single ‘In the year 2525’, a cover of the song by Zager &: Evans. Visage became the force of the Blitz movement at the time with fashion, makeup and music selling millions of records.

Visage’s brand of synthpop proved to be successful for a few years, with hits like ‘Fade to grey’, Mind of a toy (1981), ‘Night train’ and ‘Pleasure boys’ (1982). Of their songs, ‘Fade to grey’ is still the most recognised one, after being a hit in most European countries as well.

In 2002, Steve Strange performed live as Visage and joined Kim during the Here & Now Christmas Party.


Virtual World

Song written by Ricky and Kim Wilde. Not included on the album Love Moves, this track was released as the B-side of the single It’s Here (Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Love) in France). Written in 1989 or 1990, this song is somewhat prophetic, as it describes things that are basically already being made possible nowadays.

Kim about ‘Virtual World’

It was quite Marty Wilde in a way. You know, like dad writing Tuning In Tuning On, he was talking about sounds living and being alive and some quite out there concepts. And at the time the virtual experience, the virtual world was still nearly a decade away, maybe, of becoming some kind of reality or understanding what it might be. But there was a lot of talk about it at that point. So that is one of the ones I’m really proud of actually. (…) Actually, ‘Virtual World’ if I remember rightly was inspired by Pink Floyd. We were listening to ‘Money’ by Pink Floyd and we kindof took it from there. (1)

Interview source

(1) Unsung Heroes podcast, 23 July 2021


Lyrics

Images projected on a screen
Step into an artificial dream
Programme all the things you want to feel
Make a world where fantasies are real

Stand back and let the future unfurl
We’ll all be living in a virtual world
In a virtual world
ah-ah, in a virtual world

Journey far beyond the atmosphere
Watch the world behind you disappear
Float inside a microscopic cell
Is this dream a heaven or a hell?

Stand back and watch the future unfurl
We’ll all be living in a virtual world
In a virtual world
ah-ah, in a virtual world

In the name of progress science stands
Pushing all the frontiers known to man
When they go too far the frontiers break
and we’re left to deal with their mistakes

Stand back and watch the future unfurl
We’ll all be living in a virtual world
In a virtual world
ah-ah, in a virtual world

Images projected on a screen
Step into an artificial dream
Programme all the things you want to feel
Make a world where fantasies are real
In the name of progress science stands
Pushing all the frontiers known to man
When they go too far the frontiers break
and we’re left to deal with their mistakes

Stand back and watch the future unfurl
We’ll all be living in a virtual world
Stand back and watch the future unfurl
We’ll all be living in a virtual world
In a virtual world
ah-ah, in a virtual world
ah-ah, (ah-ah) in a virtual world
ah-ah, in a virtual world
ah-ah

Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides was formed by four unnamed sixteen year olds in Cambridge in 2001. In 2003 they released their debut EP ‘Plough over the bones of the dead’, described as a ‘punk masterpiece’. Also in 2003, they released a compilation of demos, including a cover version of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America. When half the band moved to university, it became hard to maintain the ‘gang mentality’ which is so essential for punk bands. In 2004 the band recorded some further demos, but there was increasing disagreement about the new musical direction they were taking. A few shambolic gigs followed, culminating in one more chaotic than usual at the Portland Arms in Cambridge which lead singer and guitarist Dickon walked out of mid-set. They have not gigged since.


View From a Bridge (2006)

Re-recording of the song View From a Bridge, written by Ricky and Marty Wilde.
Twelfth track of the album Never say Never.

Credits

Guitars: J├Ârg Sander
‘Reason’ programming: Gena Wernik
Additional keyboards: N. Priessnitz
Produced by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen & Gena Wernik


Lyrics

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

I guess it all began about a year ago
Like a cheap love magazine
You know the kind you read about
And have to laugh
At the pages in between
Now I can’t believe that fool inside is me
‘Cos I just can’t face the world
I’ve grown to see

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

I saw you kissing her
I saw you making her
In the soft sheets in between
But when you turned around
I saw your eyes were fire
And you crashed out all my dreams

And like a fool I just stood there
And let it go
I should have fought right back
And let my feelings show

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

You sure as hell knew how
To make a fool out of me
Well you cut me down
For the things you want
And now it’s killing me

I’ll lay it on the line now
You’re running out of time now

But then a voice said jump
And I just let go
And I’m floating out in space
But then I feel your arms
And I turn around
To a ghost without a face

And I just don’t know
What’s fact or fantasy
‘Cos when I look below the bridge
I see it’s me

View From a Bridge

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde.
The song tells the story of a girl committing suicide by jumping off a bridge. It was the fourth track of the album Select and released as the second single from the album. It was Kim’s fourth single to make the British top 40.

Versions

In 2001, the compilation album The Very Best of Kim Wilde included the RAW remix of View from a bridge.
In 2006, Kim included a new version called View From a Bridge (2006) on her album Never Say Never.
In 2019, a live version recorded in Glasgow was released on the album Aliens Live.
In 2020, Cherry Pop released two remixes: Luke Mornay remix and Luke Mornay Instrumental.

Formats

In the UK, the single was only released on 7″ format. However, in Germany a 12″ single was also made and distributed around Europe. This 12″ single contained no special versions, it contained the same tracks as the 7″ single.
In Japan, ‘View from a bridge’ was first released as A-side, but soon after the sides were swapped, and ‘View from a bridge’ was released as a B-side of Take me tonight, a song which apparently featured in the movie Shadow, directed by Dario Argento.
See also this page in the discography.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Brian Grant.
Go to this page for more information.

Live performances

‘View from a bridge’ was performed on almost every live concert by Kim, with the exception of the Here & Now Greatest Hits Tour in 2003, Here & Now Tour 2004, Here & Now Tour 2009, Quofestive Tour in 2011, the Rock meets Classic tour and Christmas gigs in December 2014 and December 2015 and during the Return of the Aliens Tour.

Cover versions

The track has been covered by Chekov & Gagarin, Ken,┬áLe├Žther Strip, Lynn Sweet and the Top of the Poppers.
A Finnish translation called ‘Kuin roskakertomus’ was released by Meiju Suvas in 1982.

Marty Wilde about ‘View from a bridge’

I don’t know if any of you have ever travelled across the Forth Bridge, but it you have and you’ve ever stood in the middle of it when the mist is very low you will get more of a feeling of what the song is all about. That’s how I pictured the song, a girl right in the middle of the bridge, in a raincoat, jumping off and disappearing into the fog.

Kim Wilde about ‘View from a bridge’

We made a video for it. I remember when I first saw it, I didn’t like the video at all. I remember turning around to the director and saying ‘This is a bit of a disappointment’. There you go, I was completely wrong. It was a very good video. I was just very self-critical in those days. I guess when you’re twenty-something that’s what you do all the time, isn’t it? (Kim Wilde 80er Show, RPR1 (Germany), June 17, 2015)

Highest chart positions

Australia: 7
Austria: 10
Belgium: 3
France: 17
Germany: 6 (19 weeks)
Ireland: 16 (4 weeks)
Netherlands: 5 (8 weeks)
Sweden: 4 (12 weeks)
Switzerland: 2 (11 weeks)
United Kingdom: 16 (7 weeks)


Lyrics

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

I guess it all began about a year ago
Like a cheap love magazine
You know the kind you read about
And have to laugh
At the pages in between
Now I can’t believe that fool inside is me
‘Cos I just can’t face the world
I’ve grown to see

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

I saw you kissing her
I saw you making her
In the soft sheets in between
But when you turned around
I saw your eyes were fire
And you crashed out all my dreams

And like a fool I just stood there
And let it go
I should have fought right back
And let my feelings show

View from a bridge, can’t take anymore
View from a bridge, can’t take anymore

You sure as hell knew how
To make a fool out of me
Well you cut me down
For the things you want
And now it’s killing me

I’ll lay it on the line now
You’re running out of time now

But then a voice said jump
And I just let go
And I’m floating out in space
But then I feel your arms
And I turn around
To a ghost without a face

And I just don’t know
What’s fact or fantasy
‘Cos when I look below the bridge
I see it’s me