Snapshots (Kim Wilde album)

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Snapshots
Studio album by Kim Wilde
Released 26 August 2011
Genre Pop rock
Length 51:29
Label Columbia SevenOne,
Sony Music Germany
Kim Wilde chronology
Come Out and Play
(2010)
Snapshots
(2011)
Wilde Winter Songbook
(2013)
Singles from Snapshots
  1. "It's Alright" / "Sleeping Satellite"
    Released: 19 August 2011
  2. "To France"
    Released: 2 December 2011
  3. "Ever Fallen in Love"
    Released: 24 February 2012

Snapshots is the 12th studio album and the first covers album by British singer Kim Wilde. It was released in Germany on 26 August 2011[1] by Columbia SevenOne. The album features versions of songs hand-picked by Wilde from the last five decades. It was later released in other European countries, including the United Kingdom, on 28 November 2011.

Background[edit]

The album was preceded by its lead single, which is a double release of "It's Alright" and "Sleeping Satellite", originally recorded by East 17 and Tasmin Archer respectively. They were released on 19 August 2011 and both songs have an accompanying music video. Also on the album is a duet with her husband Hal Fowler on the final track "Kooks", originally by David Bowie.[2] The digital download version of the album available on the iTunes Store includes the bonus track "I'll Stand by You", originally by the Pretenders, as well as the music videos for "It's Alright" and "Sleeping Satellite".[3] A track-by-track interview was also available as an extra bonus for those who pre-ordered the album on iTunes. Another bonus track has been made available on an exclusive edition of the album only sold at Saturn stores. The song included is "Forever Young", originally recorded by Alphaville and first covered by Laura Branigan.

"To France", originally by Mike Oldfield featuring Maggie Reilly, was released digitally on 2 December 2011 as the second single from the album. It includes a brand new Christmas remix of the song as well as a remix of "It's Alright".[4] The third single "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)", originally by the Buzzcocks, was released on 24 February 2012, under the shortened title of "Ever Fallen in Love", to promote Wilde's European tour. It was again only released digitally and includes a previously unreleased cover of "Spirit in the Sky", originally by Norman Greenbaum.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's Alright"   Anthony Mortimer 4:17
2. "In Between Days"   Robert Smith 3:06
3. "About You Now"   Lukasz Gottwald, Cathy Dennis 3:34
4. "Sleeping Satellite"   Tasmin Archer, John Beck, John Hughes 4:09
5. "To France"   Mike Oldfield 3:59
6. "A Little Respect"   Vince Clarke, Andy Bell 3:22
7. "Remember Me"   Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson 3:50
8. "Anyone Who Had a Heart"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 3:50
9. "Wonderful Life"   Colin Vearncombe 4:50
10. "They Don't Know"   Kirsty MacColl 2:38
11. "Beautiful Ones"   Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes 3:47
12. "Just What I Needed"   Ric Ocasek 3:45
13. "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"   Pete Shelley 3:15
14. "Kooks" (with Hal Fowler) David Bowie 2:53
Exclusive edition bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Forever Young"   Bernhard Lloyd, Marian Gold, Frank Mertens 3:56
iTunes Store bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "I'll Stand by You"   Chrissie Hynde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg 3:41
16. "It's Alright" (Music video)   3:14
17. "Sleeping Satellite" (Music video)   3:33
18. "Track by Track" (Pre-order only video)    

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 14
Swiss Albums Chart 27

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Edition Catalogue
Germany 5 August 2011 Columbia SevenOne CD Promo 88697941192
26 August 2011 CD, digital download Standard 88697941172
CD Exclusive 88697959122
Digital download iTunes Store G010002690274K
United Kingdom 28 November 2011 Sony Music Standard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim Wilde Announces New Album, Snapshots". Pop in Stereo. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Snapshots tracklisting revealed". Wilde Life. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Snapshots by Kim Wilde". iTunes Store. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "To France by Kim Wilde". Amazon.de. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kim Wilde – News". Kim Wilde Official Website. Retrieved 3 February 2012.