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Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]

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Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 629 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | Time: 01:36:05
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal UMC | # UMCREP2024, 00602537288038

Following the acclaimed Human Racing reissue, Universal Music Catalogue are now pleased to announce the Re-Presents edition of The Riddle. Featuring the top 10 singles, The Riddle, Wide Boy and Don Quixote this expanded edition comes with b-sides and live material - mixed by Nik himself. The Riddle heralded Nik's dominance of the UK pop music scene. In 1984 he spent the most weeks as a solo artist in the chart.

At the beginning of 1984, a Nik Kershaw had released his breakthrough song "Wouldn't It Be Good", which reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart, and was a big success in Europe. He enjoyed three more Top 20 hits from his debut album Human Racing.

Kershaw's second album was The Riddle. The title track, released in November 1984, proved to be another UK and international hit single, reaching Number 3 in the UK and Ireland, and Number 6 in New Zealand, and the album also spawned two more UK Top 10 hits, "Wide Boy" and "Don Quixote", as it went platinum. During this time, Kershaw toured extensively. In July 1985, Kershaw was among the performers at Live Aid, held at Wembley Stadium.

Nik plays the Rewind festival and Cropredy festival then heads to Australia for a tour with Kim Wilde.

So chuffed to find that this newly expanded/remastered edition has been given the same loving care and attention that Human Racing was given in 2012. In a nutshell it sounds superb! Better than ever…
There's a new-found sonic clarity and depth in the remaster, and I found myself hearing some instruments/effects I'd never noticed before. It's like discovering it all over again!

As for the nay-sayers who are slagging off the track-listing on Disc 2: Come on guys!! You're getting the full remastered classic "The Riddle" album PLUS a 2nd disc of extra material……all for a tenner!!
(Just count yourself lucky you're getting a bonus disc in the first place!)
Personally, I'm not that fussed about the live tracks myself either, but So Quiet (forgot how wonderful this track is), Don't Lie (ditto) and the bonus extended mixes of The Riddle, Don Quixote and Wide Boy more than make up for it.

Very pleased. Highly recommended!

Review by Devon Geezer, Amazon.com

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

CD1:

01. Don Quixote (04:56)
02. Know How (04:52)
03. You Might (03:16)
04. Wild Horses (03:58)
05. Easy (04:12)
06. The Riddle (03:54)
07. City Of Angels (03:56)
08. Roses (03:58)
09. Wide Boy (03:28)
10. Save The Whale (06:05)

CD2:

01. Roses [Live] (04:45)
02. The Riddle [Extended 12" Remix] (05:11)
03. Know How [Live] (04:54)
04. Don Quixote [Extended 12" Remix] (08:44)
05. City Of Angels [Live] (03:59)
06. So Quiet (03:12)
07. Wild Horses [Live] (03:59)
08. Wide Boy [Extended 12" Remix] (05:09)
09. You Might [Live] (03:30)
10. Don't Lie (03:54)
11. Save The Whale [Live] (06:05)


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Codec: FLAC
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Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]

Nik Kershaw - The Riddle (1984) 2 CDs Remastered Expanded Reissue 2013 [Re-Up]