Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Baby Obey Me (EP)
Kim Wilde (feat. Ill Inspecta)
Lily Music - EMI Music
Maxi-CD
August 3, 2007

Track list
  1. Baby Obey Me feat. Ill Inspecta
  2. Baby Obey Me (2006)
  3. Enjoy The Silence (Live)
  4. Kids In America (Live)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
I might have written a couple of reviews over the years that had only a very faint link to reggae, dub or dancehall, but even considering that I would never have guessed to be reviewing the first single taken from Kim Wilde's latest album "Never Say Never" at these pages. This talented survivor from the early 80s days of New Wave decided to team up for her "Baby Obey Me (EP)" with Germaican Records labelhead Pionear and Germaican Scout turned true Germaican dancehall soldier now Ill Inspecta to spice up the very catchy "Baby Obey Me (feat. Ill Inspecta)" that after its of the Red Hot Chili Peppers remembering acoustic guitar intro interspersed with Ill Inspecta's statement baby mi love you (what else can i tell you) turns out to be a great combination that brings into mind how Rihanna will probably sound in 20 years given the fine deejaying support Ill Inspecta is giving Kim Wilde here. Absolutely recommended for lovers of a good pop song and poppy R&B / dancehall(-DJ) combinations this Maxi-CD really is more than worth buying for this tune only.

The solo 'original' "Baby Obey Me (2006)" is an excellent tune as well, the Ill Inspecta is just even more entertaining. For trips down memory lane (is this release especially aiming at my age-group?) two live renditions recorded earlier this year at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels have been included, both showcasing that Kim Wilde in 2007 still possesses the vocal power powers to capture an audience, as she takes on Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence (Live)" and her own superhit "Kids In America (Live)". (BTW: the notes for Backing, Production and Sound Quality are all averages of 5 for the studio recordings and 3/4 for the live tunes.) This Maxi-CD deserves to be checked.