Gigi D'Agostino ‎– The Riddle

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ZYX Music ‎– ZYX 9133-8, Media Records ‎– ZYX 9133-8
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Published by Rondor Musikverlag GmbH

℗ 1999 Media Records
© Rondor Music London Ltd.

Made in Germany.
CD pressed by ZYX Mastering

Also available on Vinyl BIG 5045-12

Japanese characters on the front and back cover:
ジジ ダゴスティーノ (Pronounced as 'Gigi D'Agostino')

"The Riddle" is a cover version of "The Riddle" by Nik Kershaw.

This is a 4-track version:
"Written & composed by Nicholas Kershaw / Published by Rondor Musikverlag GmbH / © Rondor Music London Ltd. / www.gigi@gig.it www.gigidagostino.de www.mediarec.de"

And besides this one there exist several versions of this single sharing the same catalogue number.

3-track version:
"Written & composed by Nick Kershaw / Published by Irving Music Inc./Warner Chappell / © ZYX Music"

3-track version:
"Written & composed by Nik Kershaw / Published by Irving Music Inc./Warner Chappell / © ZYX Music / gigi@gig.it"

4-track version:
"Written & composed by Nik Kershaw / Published by Irving Music Inc./Warner Chappell / © ZYX Music / gigi@gig.it"

Misprinted 4-track version ("Video Mix" not printed on the cover):
"Written & composed by Nicholas Kershaw / Published by Rondor Musikverlag GmbH / © Rondor Music London Ltd. / www.gigi@gig.it www.gigidagostino.de www.mediarec.de"

Misprinted 4-track version ("Video Mix" not printed on the cover):
"Written & composed by Nicholas Kershaw / Published by Irving Music Inc./Warner Chappell / © Rondor Music London Ltd."

Misprinted 4-track version ("Original Longer Mix" not printed on the cover):
"Written & composed by Nik Kershaw / © Rondor Music London Ltd."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 90204 88932 7
  • Barcode (String): 090204889327
  • Matrix / Runout: ZYX 9133-8
  • Label Code: LC 06350
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
74321 82623 2 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle(CD, Maxi, Enh) RCA 74321 82623 2 UK & Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
GDC 2228-8 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle(CD, Maxi, RE) ZYX Music GDC 2228-8 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
RID2 - 74321 825252 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle(CD, Maxi, Promo) Media Records, BXR, BMG, RCA, C2M RID2 - 74321 825252 UK & Ireland 2000 Sell This Version
ZYX 9133-8 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music, Media Records ZYX 9133-8 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
ZYX 9133-8 Gigi D'Agostino The Riddle(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music, Media Records ZYX 9133-8 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

June 21, 2018

And here we have one of the more random additions to my CD collection. ‘The Riddle’, released in 1999, is a dance song by Italian DJ Gigi D’Agostino, which uses samples of 80’s pop icon Nik Kershaw’s hit of the same name. I first heard this song whilst on holiday visiting family in Germany way back in ’99 or 2000, where it was a pretty big hit. It grew on me then, and it’s still pretty catchy today.

The song itself is very simple and typical of dance music; upbeat rhythms with catchy hooks and plenty of autotuned vocals. Is this Gigi himself singing? Is it Nik Kershaw’s vocals with various effects? Or someone totally different? I don’t know. I don’t really care either. It’s an innocent enough track and it does its job. Why question it?

As is always the case with singles however... a video mix, a single cut, and an original mix... What’s the point in that? While there are slight differences between the three, they are all ultimately the same song, in which case the only one really worth caring about it the original mix. Then there’s the “original longer mix” (good God, do we need this?). It’s basically a different song with the main melody played repetitively. It’s catchy as well though! So no harm done there! Though it’s still a little pointless.

Overall, this isn’t really anything massively noteworthy, and unless you’re a fan of the great Gigi himself (I don’t really know anything about him so I can’t comment), there’s no point owning this. Like I said, it’s a random (yet harmless) addition to my collection.