2006 Nik Kershaw – You’ve Got To Laugh

You’ve Got to Laugh is the seventh studio album by Nik Kershaw, released on 26 October 2006 under his own record label. Initially at least, the album is only available for purchase online via his web site through his own studio, Shorthouse Records.

In a 2008 interview, Kershaw spoke of the album. “You’ve Got to Laugh took about five years to get together. That wasn’t intense recording, obviously. I just waited until I’d got enough tracks and that was the time to release it. Had it not been for my girlfriend, it probably wouldn’t have been released at all. The songs are all about my own experiences or those of people around me; they’re about friends and foes; they’re about real life, which means there’s nothing too glamorous going on”.

Tracks

1  Can’t Get Arrested (Nik Kershaw) 4:39
2  Oh You Beautiful Thing (Nik Kershaw) 3:15
3  Lost (Nik Kershaw) 4:39
4  All About You (Nik Kershaw) 4:33
5  Promises, Promises (Nik Kershaw) 3:52
6  I Hope You’re Happy Now (Nik Kershaw) 3:18
7  Old House (Nik Kershaw) 4:00
8  Yeah, Yeah (Nik Kershaw) 3:50
9  Born Yesterday (Nik Kershaw) 4:49
10  Loud, Confident And Wrong (Nik Kershaw) 3:37
11  She Could Be The One (Nik Kershaw) 5:15
12  You Don’t Have To Be The Sun (Nik Kershaw) 5:39

Media

Musicians

GuitarNik Kershaw
KeyboardsNik Kershaw
ProgrammingNik Kershaw
VocalsNik Kershaw

Other Musicians

1 Can’t Get Arrested

DrumsSimon Phillips
Background VocalsLily Gonzalez


2 Oh You Beautiful Thing

BassNick Beggs
DrumsJulian Brown
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Background VocalsLily Gonzalez


3 Lost

BassNick Beggs
DrumsJulian Brown
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Background VocalsLily Gonzalez


4 All About You

BassNick Beggs
DrumsJulian Brown
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Background VocalsLily Gonzalez


5 Promises, Promises

BassStuart Ross
DrumsJulian Brown
Background VocalsImogen Heap


6 I Hope You’re Happy Now

BassStuart Ross
DrumsJulian Brown


7 Old House

BassStuart Ross
DrumsSimon Phillips


8 Yeah, Yeah

DrumsJulian Brown
Background VocalsImogen Heap


9 Born Yesterday

BassStuart Ross
DrumsJulian Brown


11 She Could Be The One

BassNick Beggs
DrumsSimon Phillips
Chapman StickNick Beggs
Background VocalsLily Gonzalez


12 You Don’t Have To Be The Sun

BassStuart Ross
Background VocalsImogen Heap

Liner Notes

Mastered By – Simon Heyworth
Mixed By – Mark Evans (Tracks 8, 12)
Recorded By (Drums) – Mark Evans

Artwork By (Graphic Design) – Aurile Ltd.
Artwork By (Main Cover Artwork) – Frank Renlie
Photography (Fish Photograph) – Kim Zumwalt – Getty Images

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Shorthouse Records
Copyright (c) – Shorthouse Records