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Performer: Nik Kershaw
Title: The Riddle
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Style: Synth-pop
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 696
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The Riddle" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was released in 1984 as the lead single from the album of the same name. Kershaw described the lyrical content as being nondescript to fill as a "guide vocal" for the production. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and peaked within the top 10 in countries like Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand

The Riddle is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was produced by Peter Colins an English record producer. The riddling lyrics caused much puzzlement and speculation among listeners as to their meaning; Kershaw claims that there is in fact no meaning at all, simply being a guide vocal thrown together. The Riddle" Track Info. Written By Nik Kershaw. Release Date November 6, 1984.

The Riddle ‎(CD, Album). MCA Records, MCA Records. MVCM-18536, MCAD-5548. The Riddle ‎(LP, Album, Promo).

The Riddle is Nik Kershaw's first single and title track from the album The Riddle. 7" (NIK 6). The Riddle. 7" Picture Disc (NIKP 6). 12" (NIKT 6). The Riddle (Extended Riddle). The "riddling" lyrics caused much puzzlement and speculation among listeners as to their meaning; Kershaw claims that there is in fact no meaning at all, simply being a "guide vocal" thrown together to fit the music.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Riddle 3:52
A2 Know How 4:49
A3 You Might 3:13
A4 Don Quixote 4:57
A5 Easy
Guest, Bass – Mark King
4:12
B1 Wouldn't It Be Good 4:10
B2 Wide Boy 3:19
B3 Wild Horses 3:58
B4 Roses 3:25
B5 Save The Whale 5:57

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
  • Published By – Irving Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Sarm East Studios
  • Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Don Snow, Sheri Kershaw
  • Bass – Dennis Smith
  • Drums – Charlie Morgan
  • Engineer – Julian D Mendelsohn*
  • Engineer [Assisted By] – Dave Meegan
  • Horns – Dave Land, Stuart Curtis*
  • Keyboards – Andy Richards, Tim Moore
  • Management – Dennis Arnold, Mickey Modern
  • Percussion – Pundit Dinesh*
  • Photography By, Art Direction – Iain McKell
  • Producer – Peter Collins
  • Programmed By [Fairlight, Dmx] – Wix
  • Vocals, Percussion [Vocal], Guitar, Bass, Keyboards – Nik Kershaw
  • Written-By – Nik Kershaw

Notes

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA pressing as denoted by 'G1' in runouts.

LP housed in lyric inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 76732-5548-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched): MCA-4276 GIB G1 (HXAD)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched): MCA-4277 GIA G1 (HXAD)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCF 3245 Nik Kershaw The Riddle ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records MCF 3245 UK 1984
MVCM-18536, MCAD-5548 Nik Kershaw The Riddle ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MVCM-18536, MCAD-5548 Japan 1995
L 251595-1 Nik Kershaw The Riddle ‎(LP, Album, Promo) MCA Records L 251595-1 Spain 1984
DMCA-106, 2 515952, MCAD-5548 Nik Kershaw The Riddle ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records DMCA-106, 2 515952, MCAD-5548 UK 1984
P-13087 Nik Kershaw The Riddle ‎(LP, Album, Promo) MCA Records P-13087 Japan 1985


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