Wilde Winter Songbook
|Wilde Winter Songbook|
|Studio album by Kim Wilde|
|Released||11 November 2013|
Edel Music Germany
|Kim Wilde chronology|
The album consists of four Christmas classics, two cover versions and six new compositions. The album features duets with Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley, her husband Hal Fowler and her father Marty Wilde.
The four Christmas classics on this album are "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Let It Snow", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Winter Wonderland", whereas the cover versions are "Winter Song", originally by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson (2008) and "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes (2008).
Kim Wilde's daughter, Rose Fowler, sings backing vocals on the song Hope.
At the Knebworth House gig on December 14, 2014 Kim sang 'Deck The Halls (Angels Sing)' with the Knebworth Community Choir and told us this would have been included on this album but you couldn't have 13 tracks on a Christmas album, it just wouldn't be right.
Two videos, of the songs "White Winter Hymnal" and "New Life", were created and uploaded to YouTube, showing Wilde and her brother and musicians in a recording studio. She also appeared on Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on November 8, 2013, where she performed "White Winter Hymnal" among other songs.
Two more videos, for the original composition "Hope" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", were released in the following weeks, the latter poking fun at her infamous drunken train ride home the year before. In December 2012 Wilde was videotaped with mobile phones singing her hits "Kids in America" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" on the tube carriage while wearing "reindeer antlers after leaving a boozy festive party". The video went viral on YouTube receiving more than two million views. The promotion video re-enacts this scene showing Wilde on a train singing exactly the same song.
In December she gave interviews for BBC Breakfast, where she performed "Let It Snow" on This Morning and performed "Winter Wonderland" on German television together with Rick Astley.
Four concerts took place for the Kim Wilde's Christmas Party tour in December 2013, including Saasveld (Netherlands), Bristol (UK), Birmingham (UK) and London (UK).
|1.||"Winter Wonderland [a]"||Felix Bernard / Richard B. Smith||2:47|
|2.||"Hope"||Kim Wilde / Ricky Wilde / Mark Cummins||3:56|
|4.||"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"||Hugh Martin / Ralph Blane||3:14|
|5.||"Winter Song"||Sara Bareilles / Ingrid Michaelson||4:19|
|6.||"New Life"||Kim Wilde / Ricky Wilde||3:47|
|7.||"White Winter Hymnal [b]"||Robin Pecknold||2:26|
|8.||"Burn Gold (Silent night) [c]"||Kim Wilde / Hal Fowler / Traditional||4:22|
|9.||"Song For Beryl"||Kim Wilde / Ricky Wilde / Mark Cummins||3:15|
|10.||"Let It Snow"||Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne||2:47|
|11.||"Hey Mr Snowman"||Kim Wilde||2:12|
|12.||"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree [d]"||Johnny Marks||2:26|
- ^a featuring Rick Astley
- ^b featuring Marty Wilde & Ricky Wilde
- ^c featuring Hal Fowler
- ^d featuring Nik Kershaw
|UK Indie Albums Chart||24|
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- "2013 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.