Nik Kershaw - The MCA Years - (10CD/1DVD Boxset) - pre-order [2024-07-26]

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Nik Kershaw - The MCA Years - (10CD/1DVD Boxset) 

Nik Kershaw exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good,’ ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985.

Nik appeared at the Live Aid show in 1985 and has also penned hits for other artists, including a UK No. 1 single in 1991 for Chesney Hawkes, ‘The One and Only’.

The first complete retrospective of Nik Kershaw’s early career and has been done in conjunction with Nik who has overseen the project.

A 10CD box set featuring all of the MCA albums as well as four discs of B-Sides, Remixes and Extended Mixes, some of which have never appeared on CD before as well as a live show from Hammersmith released for the first time in its entirety.

The DVD features promo videos and the Hammersmith show from 1985 pulled together for the first time.

The extensive booklet contains new notes by Paul Sinclair who interviewed Nik about the history and his recollections behind these albums and his life in the 80s.

Newly mastered audio overseen by Nik Kershaw with Tony Dixon.

"Nik Kershaw - The MCA Years" is out Friday, 26th July 2024 on Cherry Red Records and available for pre-order now.

NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).

Tracklisting

Disc 1 - Human Racing

  1. Dancing Girls
  2. Wouldn't It Be Good
  3. Drum Talk
  4. Bogart
  5. Gone To Pieces
  6. Shame On You
  7. Cloak And Dagger
  8. Faces
  9. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  10. Human Racing

Disc 2 - The Riddle

  1. Don Quixote
  2. Know How
  3. You Might
  4. Wild Horses
  5. Easy
  6. The Riddle
  7. City Of Angels
  8. Roses
  9. Wide Boy
  10. Save The Whale

Disc 3 - Radio Musicola

  1. Radio Musicola
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. L.A.B.A.T.Y.D.
  4. What The Papers Say
  5. Life Goes On
  6. Running Scared
  7. James Cagney
  8. Don't Let Me Out of My Cage
  9. When A Heart Beats
  10. Violet To Blue

Disc 4 - The Works

  1. One Step Ahead
  2. Elisabeth's Eyes
  3. Take My Place
  4. Wounded Knee
  5. Cowboys And Indians
  6. One World
  7. Don't Ask Me
  8. Burning At Both Ends
  9. Lady On The Phone
  10. Walkabout

Disc 5 - B-Sides

  1. Dark Glasses - B-Side
  2. She Cries - B-Side
  3. Monkey Business - B-Side
  4. So Quiet - B-Side
  5. Don't Lie - B-Side (featuring Sheri Kershaw)
  6. One Of Our Fruit Machines Is Missing - B-Side Instrumental
  7. When I Grow Up - B-Side
  8. My Friend John - B-Side

Disc 6 - Extended Mixes

  1. Wouldn't It Be Good - Special Extended Mix
  2. Dancing Girls - Special Extended Version
  3. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Extended Remix by Simon Boswell
  4. Human Racing - Re-mix By Simon Boswell
  5. Drum Talk - Special Extended Version
  6. Faces - Re-mix By Simon Boswell
  7. Bogart - Extended 12" Remix
  8. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Extended Dance Mix
  9. The Riddle - Extended 12” Remix

Disc 7 - Extended Mixes

  1. Wide Boy - Special Extended Mix
  2. Don Quixote - Extra Special Long Mix
  3. Wild Horses - Extended Mix
  4. When A Heart Beats - Extended Mix
  5. Radio Musicola - Extended Version
  6. Nobody Knows - Extended Mix
  7. James Cagney - Extended Mix
  8. One Step Ahead - Industrial Mix
  9. Elisabeth's Eyes - Extended Version

Disc 8 - Mixes

  1. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - 7” Remix by Simon Boswell
  2. Wide Boy - 7” Remix by Gary Langan
  3. James Cagney - Edited Version
  4. Dancing Girls - Remixed Version
  5. Dancing Girls - Special Hi-Energy Remix
  6. Drum Talk - Special Hienergy Remix
  7. Wouldn't It Be Good - Remix
  8. Elisabeth's Eyes - Club Dub
  9. Shame On You - Additional Brass Mix

Disc 9 - Live At Hammersmith Odeon December 1984

  1. Roses
  2. Know How
  3. Dancing Girls
  4. Bogart
  5. City Of Angels
  6. Cloak And Dagger
  7. Wild Horses
  8. Gone To Pieces
  9. Save The Whale
  10. The Riddle

Disc 10 - Live At Hammersmith Odeon December 1984

  1. Shame On You
  2. Wide Boy
  3. Human Racing
  4. Drum Tal
  5. Wouldn't It Be Good
  6. Faces
  7. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down
  8. Don Quixote
  9. You Might
  10. Progress

DVD

  1. Wouldn't It Be Good
  2. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Original
  3. I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  4. Dancing Girls
  5. Wide Boy
  6. Nobody Knows
  7. Human Racing
  8. The Riddle
  9. Don Quixote
  10. When A Heart Beats
  11. Radio Musicola
  12. Elizabeth's Eyes
  13. One Step Ahead

Live At Hammersmith Odeon December 1984:

  1. Roses
  2. Know How
  3. Bogart
  4. Cloak & Dagger
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Gone To Pieces
  7. Save The Whale
  8. The Riddle
  9. Wide Boy
  10. Wouldn't It Be Good
  11. Drum Talk
  12. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down

Format: 10CD/1DVD Boxset
Barcode: 5013929446809
Catalogue Number: CRPOPBOXX268
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 26th July 2024

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