Kiki Dee has enjoyed several waves of popularity that generated not only her original appearance, but also her time with EJ’s Rocket Label, and an extended time period with Ariola Records and EMI Records. There were others, of course. Overall, she has produced around 40 singles with her most notable one being the duet with Elton John on “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.

On January 26 of 2024, Edsel Records (Demon Music Group UK) will release a 4CD Box that hangs on the Ariola Records and EMI Records period. The set will not only offer Perfect Timing (1981) on Ariola, and Angel Eyes (1987), which was issued on EMI in the US, and Columbia in the UK, but will also provide an unreleased album that was recorded in 1982 for Ariola Records. The set was to be called Two Sides To Every Story. A 4th CD will gather together the non-album A and B-sides of singles, remixes, demos, and unreleased stuff from the labels during the time period as well as another duet with Elton John with “True Love”.

The set is to be called – in simple fashion – Kiki Dee: The Ariola and EMI Years. The Box will pack in a booklet with notes, interviews, and photos. The tracks are remastered. A signed photo card print of Kiki Dee is included.

Kiki Dee: The Ariola And EMI YearsKiki Dee

CD1 (Perfect Timing)
01 Star
02 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (with Elton John)
03 Wild Eyes
04 Twenty Four Hours
05 Perfect Timing
06 Midnight Flyer
07 There’s A Need
08 Another Break
09 Love Is Just A Moment Away
10 You Are My Hope In This World
Bonus Tracks
11 Give It Up
12 Perfect Timing (Extended 12” Version)
13 The Chase Is Finally On
14 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (with Elton John – Single Mix)
15 The Last Love Song (Roger Voudouris featuring Kiki Dee)

CD2 (Two Sides To Every Story – Unreleased Ariola Records Set – 1982)
01 Stayin’ With It
02 Diamond Lady
03 Heart To Beat
04 Nowhere To Hide
05 Saviour
06 Two Sides To Every Story
07 Peter
08 Yellow Kimono (Waiting On Tokyo Time)
09 I Could Feel You
10 Under One Banner

CD3 (Angel Eyes)
01 I Fall In Love Too Easily
02 Stay Close To You
03 I’ll Build A Tower Over You
04 Pay
05 We Cry On
06 Angel Eyes
07 Knowing You Like I Do
08 Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes)
09 Keep It To Yourself
10 Good Times

CD4 (Bonus Tracks)
Singles As and Bs
01 The Loser Gets To Win
02 (I Want Our) Love To Shine
03 Won’t Make Sense (Barbed Wire Fence)
04 Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes) [Nightmare Mix]
05 I Fall In Love Too Easily [extended mix]
06 Don’t Cry
07 Beyond Control
08 Africa
09 True Love (with Elton John)
10 Pleasure And Pain (1984 Demo)
11 Golden Opportunity (1984 Demo)
12 You Sure Know How To Break A Heart (1984 Demo)

By MARowe