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5 Aug 2012

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Song Title
These Tears
The Sky's the Limit
Shoot Me
Bad Day You're Having
Red Strand
Enjoy the Ride
You're the Best
Rock of Ages
The Bell
The Sky's the Limit (Radio Version - Robbie Bronnimann Mix)

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  • Label: Shorthouse Records
  • Copyright: (p) Shorthouse Records
  • Total Length: 49:03
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,536 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime! 6 Aug 2012
By C. Mes
Format:Audio CD
Nik has done it again! And it's been well worth the wait since his last album back in 2006!

'Ei8ht', his eighth studio album, continues the adult contemporary sound that Nik has so cleverly mastered in his latter years. When one mentions Nik Kershaw, one thinks of the wild hair, the confusing lyrics, the annoying sing-a-long melodies of the 80s star, but there is a mature Nik that has yet to be discovered by the masses.

Gone is the hair (literally!), the outrageous image and debatable lyrics, for the 'new' (read 'older') Nik takes on a more mature and possibly cynical view of life with eleven thought-provoking, well-written songs that cover a large variety of topics. Standout include THE SKY'S THE LIMIT (the song every parent wants to sing to their child), SHOOT ME (a wry look on what Nik does not want to be), YOU'RE THE BEST (an ode to his loved one) and THE BELL (a beautiful ballad about appreciating the blessed gifts of life). However, each song is a mini-classic in their own right. I struggle to pick a favourite

Give it a listen! You will not be disappointed!

Thank you, Nik, for thirsty years of incredible music!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's relocated his mojo 9 Aug 2012
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I fully expected a follow-up to You've Got to Laugh, but it isn't at all.

Rather than '99 to '07 'Nik Kershaw Mk.2', this, to me, sounds more like the energy and vibe of 80s albums The Riddle and Radio Musicola dragged into the 10s.
Only Bad Day You're Having sounds like it could be off '...Laugh'. This is definitely Nik's most eclectic album to date - rock, folk, pop. The songwriting is so strong on here, it sounds like he's showcasing his ability to write addictive tunes, 'take that Gary Barlow!' (pun intended). Wow. Just...wow. This deserves to be massive.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not a 'Kershaw classic' 9 Aug 2012
By Phil
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For me this a good, solid album, but certainly not his best, and doesn't reach the same heights as 'You've got to laugh' or '15 Minutes'. There are some fantastic tracks on this album though, 'These tears', 'The sky's the limit', 'Runaway' and 'Rock of ages' being particular highlights, but i'm not really a fan of the very Celtic sounding 'Red strand', I just felt it doesn't fit in with the rest of the album. 'Bad day you're having' has an essence of 'The Works' album (not that that is a bad thing!) So to sum up, it is a good effort, but after waiting this long for new music, I was slightly disappointed in this album. If you are someone wanting to listen to 'modern day' Nik Kershaw after many years, buy '15 minutes' or 'You've got to laugh' as every track is a winner, but there is still plenty to enjoy on the album for 'Kershaw completists'!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nik Kershaw "8" 1 Sep 2012
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After growing up in the 80's and hearing the early material from Nik (all very good!)
Then the mixture of albums from 2000 onwards , which are all good , but not quite up to the early stuff, this album is knockout , a really nice surprise to hear such an accesable , catchy and polished album -- essential stuff!!!
Special mention must go to "Sky's the limit" which if a certain band(Take that) had written and released this -- I bet now would be a number 1 and being played to death!
Give this the credit it deserves and buy it in droves!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr consistent pulls it off.........Again!! 27 Aug 2012
By Rob C
Format:Audio CD
As always Mr Kershaw produces a collection of songs which beg to be played over and over again, there are so many great tracks it would be hard to pick out faves but Runaway, Red Strand and the very fine 'The Bell' are incredible tracks, however every song on this album has been carefully crafted thought out and put together in typical Kershaw fashion.

Nik Kershaw has to be the one of the most underrated singer/songwriters in the business but it doesn't stop him producing the goods, he deserves much more recognition his talent really deserves though it is unlikely he will get that now. 15 minutes was his finest hour but believe me he comes very close to matching it with this brilliant album, buy it!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from Mr. K 31 Aug 2012
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One of the greatest british artists of the last 30 years gives us a new gem. This record is fantastic with very different songs...folk, rock, blues...it's got it all. This is without a doubt one of the best cds of 2012...get it now!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 16 Aug 2012
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Nik was one of my favorits in the 80s, but then I did not listen to him for a long time. I think this album has it all rock, folk, pop, the first single "The sky is the limit" ought to be a major hit, if it gets the right sales promotion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 years late, but better late than never ! 11 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is the first Nik Kershaw album i have ever purchased, and i have to say, it's fantastic ! Just a wonderful catchy pop album, with no filler tracks. One of the best of the year, so far. ( when the 30 second samples sound good, you know you're onto a winner ! )
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight
If you like Nick Kershaw of old you will love this album. He has come up with some beautiful songs, and some fresh sounds to make it a very nice album to keep listening to.
Published 3 months ago by Jeremy Jameson
5.0 out of 5 stars EI8HT- Nik Kershaw
One of this countries best songwriters and so underated.
This CD is Truly great.
I was amazed it never charted.
Published 3 months ago by Ron Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars A real talent
I have liked Nik Kershaw's stuff since I first heard it. Although he is no longer the "flavour of the month" his musical output is still relevant and uniformly excellent. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. J. du Cille
5.0 out of 5 stars We want Nik
Nik shows he is a fantastic songwriter and brilliant musician.
Love this new work. Listen out for the subtle nods to his past works. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Matt H
5.0 out of 5 stars Nik, more please!!!
Man, being a Nik Kershaw fan requires staying power. Given the quality of these tracks it's hard to believe how long it's been since his last album (2006! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Andrew Donald
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant half an album but......
If only Nik had kept "These Tears", "The Sky's the limit", "Runaway", "You're the best" and "Stuff", and written another half a dozen songs of the same callibre this could have... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Duncan Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I was looking through 80's music on ITunes when I came across this album. I had no idea that Nik Kershaw was still making albums. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Fiona
5.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong after all these years!!
Saw Nik Kershaw at Shepherd's Bush playing the complete Human Racing album which was excellent but it is the newer songs that impressed me more and this album will not disappoint. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Music Nutjob
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice new album.
Its always great to find new info from Kershaw.
This one is a very different album to others with a new edge.
Very enjoyable and sarcastic as every
Published 15 months ago by Dr V
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless talent!
Nik has few peers as a gifted songwriter! Whether you remember his catchy and quirky tunes of the 80s or the more mature but still melodic and beautifully crafted songs of the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Neil D
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