Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Essential

4.4 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Customers also viewed these available items
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Amazon's Nik Kershaw Store


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Aug. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Msi Music Corp
  • ASIN: B0000DEPKO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As described.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent fabulous price
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I'd just like to add, to the sentiments of the other reviewers here, that Nik Kershaw is simply an amazing songwriter. If you know anything at all about writing music, you will know that it takes a special talent to write pieces as complex as Bogart, Drum Talk and Don Quixote, and make them gel so convincingly. He does simpler stuff brilliantly too - as the big singles attest (and did you know he wrote number one single 'The One And Only' for Chesney Hawkes?) - but overall Nik knocks spots off the pap that Guy Chambers churns out for Robbie Williams, for example. This collection is a good record of his craft and talent, so put it in the player and appreciate an underrated master at work.
Comment 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Like the rest of these reviews, I will say that this album reflects the difference of song writing and music production from the 80's, from the efforts of what we are subjected to today. For the price of a large McDonalds meal you can get your teeth into something alot more fulfilling by getting this Nik Kershaw album! Even if you don't recognise a certain track on the album, you will find yourself listening through instead of skipping to one of his more popular numbers.
I LOVE 80's MUSIC! This album is a bargain!!!!
Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
if like me you was at senior school in the 80's you'll remember some of these songs from that time personally I disliked school & most of these songs got me through a difficult time so Nik Kershaw has my respect & thanks a joy to listen to even now
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Buying this CD like me, as a reminder of my teenage days, you might now find
some of the lyrics primitive and a few tracks outdated in soundscape. However,
including Kershaw's debut album Human Racing almost in its entirety
and a good half of the second release, The Riddle, this CD is a particularly
good option to get also the less known tracks (the contemplative Human Racing
or Save the Whale, the futuristic Drum Talk or Dancing Girls that might be
difficult to come by on a digital release nowadays. If you like the 80s futu
pop stuff, Kershaw Essential is a place to go.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There's a lot of filler here - the lesser hits/album tracks all sound quite samey, but it would be worth buying for the big hits if this wasn't such an awful recording - muffled, unclear and distorted in places. Shocking really!
1 Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this CD having bought tickets to see Nik in concert. I wanted to remind myself of his music - and wasn't disappointed! It's not a CD I'd listen to all the time but it was a lovely trip down memory lane to the first concert I ever went to at age 11yrs. I now can't wait until tomorrow when I will relive that night nearly 30 years ago!!!!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Look for similar items by category