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    Personnel: Paul Hardcastle (acoustic & electric guitars, piano, synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion, programming); Helen Rogers, Sharon Stone, Steve Menzies (vocals); Maxine Hardcastle, Sir Laurence Olivier, Bob Hoskins, Paul Hardcastle, Jr. (spoken vocals); Chris Snake Davis, Phil Todd (flute, saxophone); Tim Falkner (saxophone). Recorded at The Paul Hardcastle Recording Studio, London, England between January 1995 and May 1996. Personnel: Paul Hardcastle (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, synthesizer, bass guitar, drums, percussion, drum programming); Helen Rogers (vocals, background vocals); Laurence Olivier , Bob Hoskins (vocals); Maxine Hardcastle (spoken vocals); Chris "Snake" Davis, Philip Todd (flute, saxophone). In the early '90s, Paul Hardcastle moved away from the synth-pop and dance material that made him semi-famous during the '80s, choosing to pursue a jazz fusion direction with his 1993 album Jazzmasters I and 1994's Hardcastle, Vol. 1. The sequel, Hardcastle 2, is very similar in terms of style and content to its predecessor. Keeping vaguely club-oriented dance rhythms as the basis of his music, Hardcastle plays jazzy keyboard and guitar lines that alternate between the jazzy experimentation and jazzy, neo-psychedelic rock fusion (see his cover of Pink Floyd's "Money" for an example). And "jazzy" is the right term -- he's approximating the sound of jazz, without delving into the blood and guts that makes the music vital. Consequently, this is music that will please fusion freaks and dance club fanatics, but leave purists feeling cold. At the very least, purists can be (somewhat) heartened by the fact that Hardcastle 2 boasts the most substantive playing, if not material, that Hardcastle has yet demonstrated on record, and suggests that he could play real jazz if only he chose to. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


    UPC 020286102922
    Runtime 58 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Jazz Instrument
    Sub Genre Smooth
    Label Trippin N Rhythm Records
    Producer Paul Hardcastle
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Livin' in the Shadows
    • 2. Bird Island
    • 3. Got to Be Love
    • 4. Peace on Earth
    • 5. Star of the Story
    • 6. Jokers Wild
    • 7. Look to the Future
    • 8. Money
    • 9. Warm Glow
    • 10. You Are the One
    • 11. Destination Atlantis
    • 12. Acoustic Dreams
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Hardcastle, Paul
    Dimensions 5.4x4.8x0.4
    Country of Origin United States

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