(1997) Cover To Cover

Paul Hardcastle

... read moreBecause Paul Hardcastle has had great commercial success with his "Jazzmasters" projects, he occasionally gets linked to jazz. In reality, Hardcastle is a producer of electronic pop instrumental records who uses keyboards, drum machines, some regular instruments, often a saxophone lead and...

01:47′:09″ 24 Songs

Disk 1

1
Rainforest
Paul Hardcastle
4:20
2
King Tut
Paul Hardcastle
3:58
3
Syndicate Theme
Paul Hardcastle
3:55
4
19
Paul Hardcastle
4:26
5
Jokers Wild
Paul Hardcastle
4:03
6
Urban Vibez
Paul Hardcastle
5:55
7
Paradise Cove
Paul Hardcastle
5:09
8
Could It Be Forever
Paul Hardcastle
5:25
9
Soul Swing
Paul Hardcastle
5:03
10
Crystal Seas
Paul Hardcastle
3:54
11
Kikin' Vibes
Paul Hardcastle
4:31
12
Shelbi
Paul Hardcastle
4:02

Disk 2

1
Walk In The Night
Paul Hardcastle
5:09
2
Always There
Paul Hardcastle
3:28
3
Do It Again
Paul Hardcastle
5:56
4
Are You Ready
Paul Hardcastle
6:21
5
Loves Theme
Paul Hardcastle
4:00
6
Wishing On A Star
Paul Hardcastle
3:58
7
Money
Paul Hardcastle
4:38
8
Green Onions
Paul Hardcastle
2:34
9
It Seems To Hang On
Paul Hardcastle
3:29
10
Chi-Lites Love Combo
Paul Hardcastle
4:44
11
Superstition
Paul Hardcastle
3:40
12
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Paul Hardcastle
4:31
Released 28 October 1997, ℗ Hardcastle Music

Review

Because Paul Hardcastle has had great commercial success with his "Jazzmasters" projects, he occasionally gets linked to jazz. In reality, Hardcastle is a producer of electronic pop instrumental records who uses keyboards, drum machines, some regular instruments, often a saxophone lead and occasional singers to create dance music. The emphasis on repetition and long melody statements fits securely into lower-level acid jazz, although it lacks any real spontaneity. This double-CD has rare tracks (formerly out only in Europe), a few hits, lots of cover tunes of pop songs and plenty of previously unreleased pieces that should be of interest to Paul Hardcastle collectors. ~ Scott Yanow