The Works

Released: 22 May 1989

The Works is Nik’s fourth studio solo album. It is the last album that he created for MCA Records, in 1989. It introduces slight jazz influences in some tracks.

The title could be interpreted as “the end”, a possibility supported by the lyrics of the track “Take My Place”.

He did not release any new material until 15 Minutes, 10 years later.

From Nik:
“Los Angeles for four months with producer Peter Wolf. Get to record with some legends. Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Collaiuta. House in Nichols Canyon; Rented Mustang; Earthquake. Constantly bumping heads with Peter. End up finishing album myself in London.

More record company upheaval; another MD; another A&R person. Not looking good. European tour with Elton John. Goodbye MCA. Time for a break.”

the-works
1.
One Step Ahead
0:33
2.
Elizabeth's Eyes
0:35
3.
Take My Place
0:41
4.
Wounded Knee
0:27
5.
Cowboys & Indians
0:30
6.
One World
0:44
7.
Don't Ask Me
0:38
8.
Burning at Both Ends
0:33
9.
Lady on the Phone
0:31
10.
Walkabout
1:12
Dancing Girls
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