Wilde World: Worlds Apart

Kim Wilde’s first records were written and produced by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky. The three of them have had a great influence on the music world, as this regular series ‘Wilde World’ will show. In this first installment: Worlds Apart.

Ricky Wilde and Pete Schwier, who also collaborated on Kim’s albums during the 1980’s and 1990’s, produced this single for Worlds Apart, a multi-national boy band. ‘Could it be I’m falling in love’, a cover version of the 1972 hit by the Spinners (known as the Detroit Spinners in the UK), was recorded by Cal Cooper, Steve Hart, Schelim Hannan, Aaron Poole and Dan Bowyer in the Select Sound Studios with programming and co-production by Ricky and production and engineering by Pete Schwier. The song was released in early 1994 and reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart.

The accompanying album ‘Together’ also contained the previous single ‘Everlasting love’ and this single’s B-side ‘Like it was, like it is’ (both also produced by the pair). Other producers on the album were Mark Taylor, Andy Richards, Mike Stock and Pete Waterman. It peaked at no. 86 in the UK albums chart – the only album of the five they’ve released to date to reach the chart.