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Ei8ht

5 Aug 2012

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Product details

  • Label: Shorthouse Records
  • Copyright: (p) Shorthouse Records
  • Total Length: 49:03
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  • ASIN: B008JBYTVI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,481 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Mes on 6 Aug 2012
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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 By S. Chippendale on 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Phil on 9 Aug 2012
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. A. Alderson on 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 By Rob C on 27 Aug 2012
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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 By Giovannini Pascal on 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 By Morten Blok on 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 By Mr. R. Haden on 11 Aug 2012
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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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