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Nik Kershaw — 15 Minutes
Release date : Apr. 06, 1999
Tracklist:
  1. Somebody Loves You
  2. Have A Nice Life
  3. Billy
  4. Find Me An Angel
  5. Your Brave Face
  6. What Do You Think Of It So Far?
  7. God Bless
  8. Stick Around
  9. Fiction
  10. Made In Heaven
  11. Shine On
  12. 15 Minutes
  13. Bonus Track 1

Nik Kershaw – 15 Minutes

Nik Kershaw – 15 Minutes

“I first heard Nik Kershaw’s 15 Minutes CD at a listening station at a record store when it first came out. I am not a big fan of his, but I remember him from the early/mid 1980s and was interested in what he was doing currently. Boy, was I surprised. The first track is unbelievably catchy. The chorus is wonderful. “Have a Nice Life” is nice in a sing-along sort of way. “Find Me an Angel” is hauntingly beautiful. “Your Brave Face” is an addictive rocker. “What Do You Think of It So Far?” has one of the best choruses I’ve heard in a long time. “God Bless” is a different-sounding song with some interesting, and strangely familiar, guitar work. “Fiction” is a pleasant, slow number with more nice acoustic guitar and lyrics like: “If they made a film of the book of the memory with Bobby De Niro and Demi De Moore, you’d sit in your seat with your popcorn and chocolate, and wonder aloud at the point of it all.” The heavy sounding chorus to “Made in Heaven” makes the song. “Shine On” is adequate but “15 Minutes” is an excellent ending, I especially like the synthesizer/orchestra part. Almost every track here is excellent. The only track I do not care for as much is “Billy” which seems like overly forced story-telling about a girl looking for Mr. Right and falls for a boy wanting numerous Mrs. Rights. It is cute, though, and I think a lot of people will like it.

As one might guess, I bought this CD right after leaving the listening station, and only when I got home to listen to it on my stereo did I discover that this CD does not end with “15 Minutes” but includes a bonus remake of Kershaw’s early 1980s hit “Wouldn’t It Be Good.” I was very happy to hear this song, as it was the track I most remember from Nik Kershaw’s 1980s output. It is slower rendition of the song with acoustic guitar. It is not as good as the original, of course, but it was still a welcomed surprise. 13 quality tracks! I would not be surprised if Kershaw’s most devoted fans call 15 Minutes his best album.” – By mwreview on Amazon