Nik Kershaw - 'Human Racing' Deluxe Release

This new 2CD Nik Kershaw package includes the original classic 1984 album Human Racing as it was in its entirety, and comes crammed full of exciting material including original B-sides, alternative mixes, extended versions and edits.

Universal Music Catalogue's new 'Re-presents' label takes well known and loved albums from decades gone and quite literally re-presents them in a fresh, new form. It’s a sure way to whet the appetites of seasoned fans and new discoverers to these classic records.

Human Racing was released in February 1984. The first of four albums recorded for MCA records, it achieved platinum sales and a nomination for 'Best Album' at the 1985 Brit Awards. The album's first single in the UK was I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, which initially peaked at #47 upon its first release.

Second single, Wouldn't It Be Good became Kershaw's first major hit, spending three weeks at the UK #4 spot and logging his longest chart run there. It is also the song Kershaw is best known for in the U.S., where he narrowly missed going Top 40, peaking at #46. Further hits from the album were Dancing Girls and the title track, but the album's first single would become a smash hit upon its second UK release later in the year.

This special 2CD edition, compiled by Nik himself, features the album, digitally re-mastered from the original 1/2” mix tapes and associated 12” mixes and B-sides. It includes a previously unreleased version of Bogart, a special brass mix of Shame on You and a live version of Cloak and Dagger recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon. None of the material on CD2 has ever before been available in a digital format and the booklet contains a brand new sleeve note written by Nik.

CD 1 Human Racing - The Album:

  • 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

CD2 - The B-Sides and 12" Mixes:

  • 1. Dancing Girls (extended 12" remix)
  • 2. Bogart (extended 12" remix)
  • 3. Monkey Business
  • 4. Shame On You (additional brass mix)
  • 5. Drum Talk (extended 12" remix)
  • 6. Faces (extended 12" remix)
  • 7. Dark Glasses
  • 8. Wouldn't It Be Good (extended 12" remix)
  • 9. Human Racing (extended 12" remix)
  • 10. She Cries
  • 11. I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - (extended 12" remix)
  • 12. Cloak And Dagger (live at Hammersmith Odeon 1984)

The re-issued 2CD Human Racing is set for full release on 27th February and is now available for pre-order via Amazon, iTunes, hmv.com, play.com and Tesco.