Label: MCA Records - P-13406 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Synth-pop
The album contained 12 tracks 13 on the CD and cassette and a varied team of songwriters, as well as Wilde herself co-writing more than half of the tracks. The first half was uptempo, whereas the second consisted of ballads.
The album's first single was " Schoolgirl ", which was released only in Australia and several European countries although not the UK. This single was the first Kim Wilde had co-written herself. In the United States it became Wilde's first number one on Billboard Hot chart, in the summer of It also reached No. The third globally and final single off the album was " Say You Really Want Me ", which caused a minor controversy when the video was banned from children's programming because it showed Kim writhing on a bed having fun with a pearl necklace.
Despite the raunchy image and publicity which accompanied the specially-remixed song, it didn't set the charts alight and the album saw no further single releases. The album reached US No.
Elsewhere, the album was a massive success in Norway, where it hit No. All of the tracks on Another Step were a departure from the synth sound of the previous albums. The final five songs were ballads, the most noteworthy being Kim's self-penned and produced "Don't Say Nothing's Changed" which closed the album.
A re-package of this album was released a few months after the initial launch, with a new sleeve design and the addition of bonus tracks, and this time the album made it to 73 on the UK album chart. Although this failed to reignite interest, it has since become a collectors item for fans. Kim Wilde cemented her reputation as a singles artist with this album, as again overall sales were disappointing despite Hold My Own - Biohazard - Urban Discipline huge success You Keep Me Hangin On - Kim Wilde - Another Step the songs released from it.
She has since voiced her regret that she did not put more effort into cracking the US market after she had scored her Cocoa - Don Dada And Fresh One - Anya Blu Vol. 2 number one hit there. Comparing "Missing" to the work of Kathy KirbySullivan elaborated; "side two in its entirity [ sic ] could have been airlifted directly fromwhen a song was a song and, as You Keep Me Hangin On - Kim Wilde - Another Stepafforded properly melodramatic treatment.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Another Step City Reign album. Kim Wilde. Melody Maker. Retrieved 21 October The Age. Smash Hits UK. Retrieved 21 October — via wilde-life. Manchester Evening News.
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