This man shaped my youth with his lyrics, and his melodies can still get the hairs standing on the back of my neck after 20 years. The first live concert I ever went to was this guy in 1987 at Newcastle City Hall on the Musicola tour, and I have seen some of the biggest and most talented acts in the world since, and many smaller talented ones too. Kershaw is still my number one. If I ever get a time machine, that's where I'm going to first!!
However, to get back to this album, everyone should listen to it at least once. Everyone should own it. But I quite like the fact that it is a hidden gem that not many people have the privelege of knowing. Everyone has an album which shaped their youth - and hence their life, their values and their morality. This is mine.
You'll probably never read this, but thanks for everything Nik. You are a true star, and although I love almost everything you have done, for me this is your finest work. Peace. LABATYD.