Paul Hardcastle: Paul Hardcastle VII CD 2013 Jazz & R&B Electronic Grooves
2013 album from the veteran British songwriter, musician and producer. Features the single 'No Stress At All'.
Keeping in the spirit of the previous six volumes in the Hardcastle/Paul Hardcastle series, albeit in a more sprawling and dancefloor-minded manner, VII is another album of lush and atmospheric electronic grooves that incorporate touches of R&B and jazz. While the previous volume drew from Kool & the Gang's"Jungle Boogie," Hardcastle builds "No Stress at All" with that band's instrumental classic "Summer Madness" as the foundation; the electronic piano intro is played with a little more lilt to it.
Joined by inviting horns and a tranquil, wordless vocal. "Summer Love," co-written by and featuring daughter Maxine, wouldn't be out of place on a Hed Kandi compilation or the tail-end of a H tel Costes mix. As usual, some of the song titles -- namely "Crystal Whisper," "Dance of the Wind," and "Stepping on Shadows" -- indicate the album's soothing new-age disposition. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi
|1||The Truth (Shall Set You Free)|
|2||No Stress at All|
|6||Dance of the Wind|
|8||Stepping on Shadows|
|9||Love Is a Power|
|10||The Truth (Shall Set You Free Reprise)|
|Paul Hardcastle VII|
|19 February 2013|
|EXPLICIT VERSION ~ Discs:1|
|Mri --Red-- ( RMRI )|