15 minutes is a 1999 album released by UK pop-rock singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw.
This is a compilation of Nik Kershaw's best songs. Having been underrated as both a songwriter and performer, these songs give a nice overview of the various hits he's had and the variety of styles in which Nik kershaw can be recognised. Who doesn't remember megahits like "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Wouldn't It Be Good", and "The Riddle" in their orginal setting? To your surmprise, you may find there's a lot more great Nik Kershaw songs, each of them as original and well produced as all of these near powerpop megasellers. Nik Kershaw been one of the finest songwriters and best producers of powerpop material since the middle eighties. Elton John described Kershaw as "the best songwriter of a generation". In 2015 Rick Wakeman compared Kershaw's songwriting ability to David Bowie saying "I don't know anyone else who writes songs like that.", referring to Kershaw's unexpected but clever chord changes…
More comprehensive than the U.S. Anthology, the British Best of Nick Kershaw covers Kershaw's career from the beginning. Where it fails however, is in its exclusion of the single versions of some of the hits (including "Wouldn't It Be Good") in favor of 12" remixes.
Following the acclaimed Human Racing reissue, Universal Music Catalogue are now pleased to announce the Re-Presents edition of The Riddle. Featuring the top 10 singles, The Riddle, Wide Boy and Don Quixote this expanded edition comes with b-sides and live material - mixed by Nik himself. The Riddle heralded Nik's dominance of the UK pop music scene. In 1984 he spent the most weeks as a solo artist in the chart.
Digitally remastered deluxe two CD edition of this 1984 album from the British Pop singer/songwriter including a bonus disc filled with remixes, b-sides and more. Human Racing was released in February 1984. The first of four albums recorded for MCA Records, it achieved platinum sales and a nomination for Best Album at the 1985 Brit Awards. Its release was greeted by a combination of teen hysteria, critical acclaim and praise from the likes of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and prompted Elton John to call Kershaw ''one of the best songwriters of a generation''. This special edition, compiled by Nik himself features the album, digitally remastered from the original mix tapes and associated 12-inch mixes and b-sides. It includes a previously unreleased version of 'Bogart', a special brass mix of 'Shame On You' and a live version of 'Cloak and Dagger' recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon. The booklet contains a brand new sleevenote written by Nik.
Nik Kershaw was a member of a number of semi professional bands in the UK during the early 80s. When the last of these bands split in 1982 Nik decided to embark on a successful solo career, with Nik quickly signing a major record deal in 1983 and issuing his debut solo single the same year; I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me.
”You've Got To Laugh” is the seventh studio album by Nik Kershaw, released on 26 October 2006 under his own record label.
A great album for those of you who are still locked in the 80s scene. You may think Nik Kershaw only had a couple of hits but this album proves that this is not the case with hits such as Wouldn't It Be Good, The Riddle, Don Quixote and I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (my favourite). If you're feeling nostalgic and reminiscing about dancing at the local disco wearing leg warmers and lots of eyeliner then this is a great album.
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