Released: 10 November 1984
The Riddle is Nik’s second solo studio album. It was released in November 1984 on MCA Records. The album peaked at #8 on the UK Album Chart and was certified Platinum by the BPI.
The album spawned three singles. The lead single was “The Riddle”, which peaked at #3 in the UK and was a commercial hit across Europe.
“Wide Boy” was the second single and peaked at #9 in the UK, whilst the third and final single release “Don Quixote” peaked at #10 in the UK.
“Back with the dream team (Collins and Mendelsohn). Two albums released within nine months of each other.
Still promoting Human Racing. Two weeks to write all the songs. Madness. Sarm East and West.
Frankie goes to Hollywood in next studio. Red wine-fuelled late night with Mark King and Charlie Morgan (Easy). Exciting times.”