Paul Hardcastle: Paul Hardcastle VII CD 2013 Jazz & R&B Electronic Grooves

Product Notes

2013 album from the veteran British songwriter, musician and producer. Features the single 'No Stress At All'.

Product Reviews

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

Track Listing

  Track # Title
1 The Truth (Shall Set You Free)
2 No Stress at All
3 Summer Love
4 Crystal Whisper
5 Easy Street
6 Dance of the Wind
7 Apache Warrior
8 Stepping on Shadows
9 Love Is a Power
10 The Truth (Shall Set You Free Reprise)



Paul Hardcastle
Paul Hardcastle VII
19 February 2013
Mri --Red-- ( RMRI )
Compact Disc




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