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Nik Kershaw Human Racing [album]

Nik Kershaw: Human Racing “Released in February 1984 to teen
  hysteria, critical acclaim and plaudits
  from high places, Nik Kershaw’s
  Human Racing was the first of four
  albums recorded for MCA and achieved
  platinum sales and a nomination for
  Best Album at the 1985 Brit Awards —
  and here it is again!


GIVEN NIK KERSHAW'S TRACK RECORD for attracting attention in the best places, it is seemly that Universal would re-release such a well-received debut album as Human Racing on its new Re-presents label.

Not only did Human Racing achieve platinum success and a nomination for Best Album in the 1985 Brit Awards, but Nik was also praised by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, and Elton John referred to him as "one of the best songwriters of a generation".

“The talented Nik
Kershaw’s Human Racing
is a wonderful package
and he sings his sultry
way through a
tracklisting ripe with old
favourites and new
treatments
Screaming teenagers followed Nik Kershaw's every move and he was one of the highlights of the 1980s. This special 2CD edition is compiled by Nik himself and features the album, digitally remastered from the original " mix tapes and associated 12-inch mixes and B-sides.

Containing a previously unreleased and notable version of the fine track Bogart, a clever and compulsive special brass mix of Shame On You and a terrific live version of the darkly mysterious Cloak And Dagger recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Human Racing 2CD package also includes the original album and a booklet with a brand new sleeve note written by Nik.

None of the material on CD2 has ever been available before in a digital format and the tracklisting includes the gentle and poetic Monkey Business and extended 12-inch remixes that include the brilliant and positive I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

The talented Nik Kershaw's Human Racing is a wonderful package and he sings his sultry way through a tracklisting ripe with old favourites and new treatments. Starting with the quirky Bring On The Dancing Girls, he turns wistful with the catchy, melodic Wouldn't It Be Good. Watch out for the rousing Drum Talk. You've done it again, Nik!

Well-known and much-loved albums from previous decades, such as Human Racing, are being brought out again on the new Universal Re-presents label in a fresh new form. In common with other titles from this label, Human Racing is full of exciting material that includes original B-sides, alternative mixes, extended versions and edits. Many of these are a first for CD. Old fans and new fans alike will want to have these fine classic records.

Nik Kershaw's Human Racing is re-released as a 2CD package by Universal/Re-presents on 27 February 2012.

CD 1 Human Racing, The Album

1 Dancing Girls | 2 Wouldn't It Be Good | 3 Drum Talk | 4 Bogart | 5 Gone To Pieces | 6 Shame On You | 7 Cloak And Dagger | 8 Faces | 9 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me | 10 Human Racing.

CD 2 The B-Sides And 12" Mixes

1 Dancing Girls (extended 12" remix) | 2 Bogart (extended 12" remix) | 3 Monkey Business | 4 Shame On You (additional brass mix) | 5 Drum Talk (extended 12" remix) | 6 Faces (extended 12" remix) | 7 Dark Glasses | 8 Wouldn't It Be Good (extended 12" remix) | 9 Human Racing (extended 12" remix) | 10 She Cries | 11 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (extended 12" remix) | 12 Cloak And Dagger (live at Hammersmith Odeon 1984).

"The talented Nik Kershaw's Human Racing is a wonderful package and he sings his sultry way through a tracklisting ripe with old favourites and new treatments" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar