The Riddle

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All Music Guide - Scott Bultman
Kershaw's second album finally garnered some deserved attention. The rest is his unique style of well-crafted synth-pop.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Bultman
Kershaw's second album finally garnered some deserved attention. The rest is his unique style of well-crafted synth-pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • EAN: 4988067021175
  • Catalog Number: 11817
  • Sales rank: 173,590


Disc 1
  1. 1 Don Quixote (4:55)
  2. 2 Know How (4:52)
  3. 3 You Might (3:16)
  4. 4 Wild Horses (3:58)
  5. 5 Easy (4:13)
  6. 6 The Riddle (3:52)
  7. 7 City of Angels (3:55)
  8. 8 Roses (3:57)
  9. 9 Wide Boy (3:27)
  10. 10 Save the Whale (6:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nik Kershaw Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocal Percussion
Mark King Bass
Tim Moore Keyboards
Stuart Curtis Horn
Sheri Kershaw Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Land Horn
Charlie Morgan Drums
Andy Richards Keyboards
Dennis Smith Bass
Don Snow Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul "Wix" Wickens Synthesizer
David Land Horn
Dinesh Percussion
Dennis Smith Bass
Technical Credits
Nik Kershaw Composer
Peter Collins Producer
Julian Mendelsohn Engineer
Ian McKell Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Pop Poet

    The difficult second album didn't exist for Nik Kershaw. The Riddle is one of THE best synth-pop albums produced. Musically the sound is flawless particuarly on the haunting Save The Whale.Kershaw is so understated as a songwriter. Hardly any of his comtemporaries could ever come up with songs about Don Quixote and Los Angeles and get away with it. His lyrics are also witty, the single Wide Boy about the nobody becoming an overnight success an example.While some of the tracks are too short, there isn't a bad one among them. Nik Kershaw deserves some true recognition for his wonderful way with a tune it's too far overdue.

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