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Wilde Winter Songbook

Kim Wilde Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (11 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wildeflower Records
  • ASIN: B00FKVUDUG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Winter WonderlandKim Wilde, Rick Astley 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. HopeKim Wilde 3:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. OneKim Wilde 3:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasKim Wilde 3:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Winter SongKim Wilde 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. New LifeKim Wilde 3:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. White Winter HymnalKim Wilde, Marty Wilde 2:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Burn Gold (Silent Night)Kim Wilde, Hal Fowler 4:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Song for BerylKim Wilde 3:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Let It SnowKim Wilde 2:480.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hey Mister SnowmanKim Wilde 2:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Rockin' Around the Christmas TreeKim Wilde, Nik Kershaw 2:260.89  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Wilde Winter Songbook is a delightful collection of new, original ‘Winter Warmers’ and some Christmas classics. Featuring duets with fellow 80s legends Rick Astley, Nik Kershaw and her husband, actor Hal Fowler, as well as a stunning Fleet Foxes cover version with Kim, her father Marty Wilde and brother Ricky in three-part harmony, the album presents Kim as never before on record.

RAK Studios in London was the base for the sessions, where Ricky Wilde and his fellow members of Kim’s live band have created a genuinely beautiful record and, whilst the album is not lacking in either humour or humility, Kim’s vocals are delivered with a warmth and a presence, entirely appropriate to convey her honest and profound lyrics on the six new, original songs.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kim's Wilde Winter Songbook 11 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What's not to love about this festive album that consists of 6 covers of classic winter songs and 6 entirely new tracks from the Wilde camp.

WINTER WONDERLAND - A beautiful duet with Rick Astley opens the album on a warm and joyous note and gives you the perfect taste of things to come. Kim and Rick harmonise perfectly, a brilliant lead track.

HOPE - (Written by K.Wilde / R.Wilde / M.Cummins) The first of the new tracks, A message of 'Hope' to us all which is beautifully written, arranged, sung, infect everything, a totally lovely piece of work.

ONE - (Written by K.Wilde) Written solely by Kim this track takes you on a journey, it's very difficult to describe in words but is probably best listened to so you can go there yourself. It's warm and romantic and perfectly put together. It paints a scene that will strike a chord with everyone.

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS - This Christmas classic gets the Wilde treatment, soothing and relaxing, Kim's voice suits it to perfection.

WINTER SONG - To me this track is like part song and part prayer, although Kim has pointed out that there are no religious references on the album. The harmonies suit the song perfect and yet again Kim's voice shines through.

NEW LIFE - (Written by K.Wilde / R.Wilde) The opening to this song is the sound of an ultrasound scan, and, if you turn the sound up you can hear the whisper 'Its amazing isn't it' which sets the scene just perfect for this song all about the beginnings of 'new life' and the journey that lies ahead of every unborn child. Written while 2 members of the Wilde family were expecting, this song is personal, yet an ode to every unborn child there is today.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Crimbo Kimbo 12 Nov 2013
By mike
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wasn't sure what to expect from this album! Was it going to be Cheesy Christmas tunes? How surprised I am! It is another classic album from Kim and her family. Every song is perfectly created. The vocals are absolutely amazing. This album is a personal experience that Kim has shared with us. I absolutely love it! Thank you again Kim, for sharing with us xxxx
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Festive Album 12 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Where do I start? I received this album yesterday and was going to wait till Dec 1st to play it as it is a Christmas album. Then I thought, no, I must play it so I can give Kim feed back and review it on here etc, good excuse!

Kim and her brother Ricky have spent the best part of the year writing this album. They are both as excited and enthusiastic about the record as us fans are. There are six covers of classic Christmas songs; 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'(a song Kim sang with the late Mel Smith in 1987 for Comic Relief), 'Let It Snow', 'White Winter Hymnal', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', 'Winter Song' and 'Winter Wonderland'. and six brand new ones: 'Hope', 'Song For Beryl', 'Burn Gold(Silent Night)','Hey Mister Snowman', 'One' and 'New Life'. It is quite rare for people to write new Christmas songs these days so this is impressive.
Along with Kim and Ricky are Scarlett Wilde(Ricky's daughter), singing backing harmonies.
As I play this album, I can imagine my family around me and almost see decorated Christmas trees with all their lights.
It is a very special Christmas album,some of the songs very personal to Kim. I love it all but do have some personal favourites:
Song For Beryl is a song written by Kim and Ricky for a dear friend of her family, it is a sweet, touching song, mingled with slight sadness but still with a message of love.
Hope, features backing vocals by Kim's daughter Rose and another friend, it is a lovely song, beautifully sang by Kim and the two youngsters. I love hearing children and young people singing at Christmas, it just works so well.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dripping with class 12 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Simply gorgeous from start to finish...
I have long wanted an album to focus on Kim's classily warm and heartfelt vocals. She sings better now than ever before. So so beautiful and perfectly pitched for each song.
The range of subject matter is very wide, from the joyous (Hey Mister Snowman, Rockin' around the Christmas tree), to the hopeful (Hope and One) and on to the sad (Song for Beryl).
Where Kim knocks spots off other Christmas albums is that she is completely convincing in all song types and holds the attention from the first chord to the last.
As ever, the strongest lyrics are from Kim herself..she writes with such a strong personal thump, with a clarity which suggests that she understands song creation and her audience so well.
It is just oozing with delicious qualities all the way through.
Thank you for this Kim and the gang. Stunning.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of original songs and oldies 14 Nov 2013
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Kim Wilde had a few UK pop hits in the eighties and I knew she had a good voice, but all those synthesizers didn't always do her music justice. Now she has a cleaner sound and is free to express herself through her music as she wishes.

This album contains four festive standards in their entirety (Winter wonderland, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let it snow, Rockin' around the Christmas tree), the first and last of these being duets. Additionally, Burn gold (an original song) morphs into Silent night.

Winter song (a cover of a Sara Bareilles song) and White winter hymnal (featuring her father, Marty Wilde) are the only original songs here that Kim didn't write or co-write. Of the six songs that Kim wrote or co-wrote, it's hard to pick a favorite because they are all so good, but based on early impressions, I particularly like Hope, Song for Beryl and Hey Mister Snowman, though the others are not far behind. I'd love to think that one of the six songs could end up becoming a Christmas standard, but only time will tell.

While I liked Kim's eighties music, Kim has far exceeded expectations with this Christmas album. Amazing stuff.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice christmas album
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Very good and I can recommend this album. Kim sings all the songs very well and it is quite refreshing after listening to the usual Christmas songs.
Published 3 months ago by Kimkip
5.0 out of 5 stars wilde about it!
Great album. I am so happy to hear something new from the lovely Kim Wilde. Hope we now get more.
Published 5 months ago by anthony
3.0 out of 5 stars bored
sadly found it really boring apart from the single she released at christmas which is what prompted me to buy it
Published 6 months ago by A. P. Hayward
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas CD
I love this album, it's fun and cheerful. Love Kim Wilde and this is everything I thought it would be.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Barbara Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I bought this CD after hearing Kim being interviewed on Radio 2, its all Christmas songs, two duets, 3 of the songs cover versions and the rest new material. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Susan Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Magical Wilde Christmas
I've read some amazing detailed reviews of Kim Wildes Christmas cd.All i can say it oozes pure class,i wish it could be Christmas every day,so i could play it all year,its... Read more
Published 7 months ago by kim's kid
5.0 out of 5 stars Kim is back, better than ever, some great original haunting Christmas...
Kim is back and what a wonderful Christmas album,, so glad I bought this, very original haunting and jolly soundtracks, a must for Kim Wilde enthusiasts.
Published 7 months ago by Robbie
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Xmas
I like Kim but this was a big disappointment. Only played it once over the hols and won't be playing it next xmas
Published 7 months ago by June walking
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift
Bought for present - it's lovely! Good renditions of old favourites and some new ones! Lovely background music for Christmas.
Published 8 months ago by Richard Frankfurt
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