Kaleidoscope World (Swing Out Sister album)

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Kaleidoscope World
Swing Out Sister - Kaleidoscope World CD album cover.jpg
Studio album by Swing Out Sister
Released 25 May 1989
Genre Pop[1]
Length 59:40
Label Fontana
Producer Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery, Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Swing Out Sister chronology
It's Better to Travel
(1987)It's Better to Travel1987
Kaleidoscope World
(1989)
Get in Touch with Yourself
(1992)Get in Touch with Yourself1992
Singles from Kaleidoscope World
  1. "You on My Mind"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Where in the World"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Waiting Game"
    Released: 1989
  4. "Forever Blue"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Kaleidoscope World is the second studio album by the British band Swing Out Sister. It was released in 1989 and features the singles "Where in the World?" (UK #47), "You on My Mind" (a UK #28 hit), "Forever Blue" (UK #80), and "Waiting Game". With the addition of an orchestra, this album featured a more sophisticated, easy listening/retro sound than their previous synth-oriented debut album, 1987's It's Better to Travel. The album reached #9 on the UK Albums Chart.[2]

The album was notable for being released on the newly reactivated Polygram subsidiary label Fontana Records, which had been a highly successful record label in the 1960s (something reflected in the stylised cover art for Kaleidoscope World). The album also features solos from the veteran harmonica player Tommy Reilly. Original band member Martin Jackson left Swing Out Sister during the making of this album. Although the liner notes give "special thanks to Martin Jackson" and his co-writing credits appear on the songs "Tainted" and "Between Strangers", they also point out that "Swing Out Sister are Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell." Jimmy Webb arranged and conducted the orchestra for "Forever Blue" and "Precious Words."

In 1990 the video EP "Kaleidoscope World - The Videos" was released featuring videos for the singles and a video for "The Kaleidoscope Affair". Excerpts from "Coney Island Man" wee also used as incidental music.

Track listing[edit]

LP & Cassette Version

  1. "You on My Mind" - (3:32) (Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery, Paul Staveley O'Duffy)
  2. "Where in the World" - (5:33) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)
  3. "Forever Blue" - (4:17) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)
  4. "Heart For Hire" - (4:25) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)
  5. "Tainted" - (3:59) (A. Connell, C. Drewery, Martin Jackson)
  6. "Waiting Game" - (4:15) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)
  7. "Precious Words" - (4:13) (A. Connell/C. Drewery)
  8. "Masquerade" - (4:46) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)
  9. "Between Strangers" - (4:06) (A. Connell, C. Drewery, M. Jackson)
  10. "The Kaleidoscope Affair" - (3:09) (A. Connell, C. Drewery)

CD Version[3]

  1. "You on My Mind" - (3:32)
  2. "Where in the World" - (5:33)
  3. "Forever Blue" - (4:17)
  4. "Heart For Hire" - (4:25)
  5. "Tainted" - (3:59)
  6. "Waiting Game" - (4:15)
  7. "Precious Words" - (4:13)
  8. "Masquerade" - (4:46)
  9. "Between Strangers" - (4:06)
  10. "The Kaleidoscope Affair" - (3:09)
  11. "Coney Island Man" - (3:43)
  12. "Precious Words (Instrumental) - (4:11)
  13. "Forever Blue (String Mix) - (4:13)
  14. "Masquerade (Instrumental) - (4:46)

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