Monday, July 2, 2012

100 Cover Versions #53: Kim Wilde covers 'To France' by Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly


Kim Wilde's album Snapshots was released in 2011 and featured her versions of songs from a variety of music artists such as Erasure, Black, Suede, The Cars and Kirsty MacColl. My own particular favourite song on that album is her cover of To France by Mike Oldfield which was first released in 1984 and featured Maggie Reilly on vocals who also sang on his Moonlight Shadow single. 
Kim has always had such a distinctive voice, one that suits ballads and pop so well. She completely reinvented songs like You Keep Me Hanging On and If I Can't Have You and brought them back into vogue for a new generation through dance pop.

To France was released on single in December 2011 and had a Christmas remix. Here is the album version.


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