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Nik Kershaw – When A Heart Beats (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 24th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“When A Heart Beats” is a song by the English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nik Kershaw. It was released as the lead single from his third solo studio album, Radio Musicola, being Kershaw’s eighth single. The single features the track, “Wild Horses” as the B-side, which was originally released on Kershaw’s previous album “The Riddle”.

Though hitting #27 in the UK Singles Chart towards the end of 1985, “When a Heart Beats” marked the beginning of a downturn of Kershaw’s fortunes on the singles charts, as it was the first time that a lead single from a Kershaw album failed to hit the Top 20 in the US/UK.

SIDE A:
When A Heart Beats (Extended Mix) 6:10
Mixed By – Nik Kershaw, Simon Boswell
Producer – Nik Kershaw

SIDE B:
Wild Horses (Extended Mix) 6:51
Edited By – Simon Boswell
Engineer – Stuart Bruce
Producer – Peter Collins

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– NIKT 9
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Leisure Process, The
Written-By – Nik Kershaw

NOTES:
Track durations are incorrect on labels.
Made in England.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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23 Responses to “Nik Kershaw – When A Heart Beats (UK 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Oh yeah, Nik Kershaw! Excellent post Paul. I’m back from holiday, and home coming begins just great. Thank you. Hope you’ll do more Nik Kershaw. Superb 80’s artist, great tunes, he released some very nice 12 inches mixes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I thought you had abandoned us Stefano. Good to see you 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    Been away for only 4 weeks 🙂
    Went to Italy and Berlin. Such a miserable life…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sounds like it Stefano lol 🙂

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  2. André Says:

    It’s been a while (over two years) since your last Nik post, Paul, so I’m thrilled that you have returned to, in my opinion, one of the most underrated songwriters to have come out of the 80s! Ironically, the Radio Musicola was, as you say, the turning point of Nik’s chart succes, yet I feel it’s one of his strongest albums. I’ve remained a fan since the start and have seen him live several times. He fails to disappoint! Have any others of his singles you haven’t ripped/posted yet? Many thanks, mate!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow André cam’t believe it’s been two years that’s way too long. I will see what else I can come up with. Enjoy!

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  3. Claudio Says:

    This is golden!

    I wish you could publish every single out of the Musicola album, thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks !!!

    Claudio from Rosario, Argentina.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Claudio 🙂

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  4. Mark Cunningham Says:

    Does not work. Says “Authorization Required”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Read the FAQ Mark.

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  5. OMAR Says:

    I love NK. Thanks Paul. Do u have Radio Musicola?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. Yes I have that one.

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  6. woz Says:

    I don’t know this one – looking forward to hearing it! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hope that you like it Woz 🙂

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  7. Junior Says:

    Great to have more Nik. Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  8. Jeff Says:

    So great to have Nik Kershaw here Paul. I’m a big fan. His “Wouldn’t It Be Good” was one of the first music videos that made an impression on me (sadly, I did not have my MTV when it first came out!)I loved his music and had friends who adored him. So thrilled to have an extended version from his “Radio Musicola” because this was a fantastic album. Again, many things for giving us the artists and the records we crave.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Enjoy my friend!

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  9. Wolfie Says:

    I was just thinking about this and how it was missed from the remastered album. Thank you Paul. I think we’ve got a bit of limbic resonance going on you n me lol x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Kindred spirits 🙂

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  10. Piffard Says:

    Not Nik at his finest.I’n an huge fan,but I have to be hoenset to my point of view:he made better thing,even lately.

    I prefer sharply the 7″.

    Plus [ I wrote about it just for the mere curiosity of the few or the many that didn’t know about it] I’ve read in an intervieiew he hated the the 12″ because MCA did while he was on tour or somewhere else – now I don;t rember well – and he wasn’t consulted at all about it.

    Particularly,he hated the extended mix of “Wild Horses” [one of the best tracks out of “The Riddle”],because he thinks it’s just basically and extended instrumental version with the vocal parts added here and there.

    But “When A Herat Beats” it’s practically the same thing as the above,so don’t know why the hate come from,honestly.

    That said,and excusing myself for such humdrum I was/am,I really owe Paul an huge thanks for this,and for all the great memories he made arise from my mind.

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  11. NKelly Says:

    Awesome Paul. Saw Nik the day beore this post at Rewind, South!

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  12. Robert H Says:

    If you could ever upload the One Step Ahead (Industrial Mix) you will make my year!

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