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Friday, April 7, 2017

Paul Hardcastle

Collection of Paul Hardcastle

10 December 1957, London, England. This producer, mixer, composer and keyboard wizard was one of the UK dance music scene’s first crossover successes. He first worked in a hi-fi shop and developed an interest in electronics in his teens. Hardcastle made his recording debut in 1981 on ‘Don’t Depend On Me’, a single by UK soul act Direct Drive. He subsequently formed First Light with vocalist Derek Green, with whom he had worked on the Direct Drive sessions. First Light’s output included a deplorable cover version of America’s ‘A Horse With No Name’. Hardcastle then formed his own Total Contral Records label and enjoyed two number 1 dance hits in 1984 with ‘You’re The One For Me’/‘Daybreak’/‘A.M.’ and ‘Rainforest’. The latter was released on the Bluebird label in the UK, and became a big club hit in America on the Profile Records label.

Hardcastle’s big breakthrough came with the following year’s ‘19’, a record about the Vietnam conflict utilising samples of spoken news reports. The single went to number 1 in 13 countries, including his native England, and received the Ivor Novello award for The Bestselling Single Of 1985. The follow-up, ‘Just For The Money’, was based on the Great Train Robbery and boasted the voices of Bob Hoskins and Sir Laurence Olivier. Further singles were progressively less successful before he scored with ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag’ under the pseudonym Silent Underdog. He also wrote the Top Of The Pops theme, ‘The Wizard’, in 1986, before switching to production for young funk band LW5, providing remixes for anyone from Third World to Ian Dury. Another production credit was the last ever Phil Lynott single, coincidentally called ‘Nineteen’. Other engagements came with Carol Kenyon (previously vocalist on Heaven 17’s ‘Temptation’) most notably on the 1986 Top 10 hit ‘Don’t Waste My Time’.

Hardcastle subsequently ‘retired’ to his Essex home studio, where he continues to release records under pseudonyms such as the Deff Boyz, Beeps International, Kiss The Sky (with vocalist Jaki Graham), and the bestselling Jazzmasters (with vocalist Helen Rogers). The latter showcases his preference for smooth jazz grooves, and is particularly popular in the USA and Japan. He is also founder of the labels Fast Forward and Hardcastle Records, and has written the theme music to two BBC nature series, Supersense and its sequel, Lifesense, and contributed to the soundtrack of Spiceworld - The Movie and the S Club 7 television series.



Album: Daybreak (1984)




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01. Daybreak
02. I Don't Care
03. Don't Be Mistaken
04. Explain The Reasons
05. Wish You Were Here
06. Time Machine
07. She's A Mystery
08. Stop The Clock
09. A.M.



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Album: Zero One (1985)




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01. Forest Fire
02. Panic
03. Rainforrest
04. Sound Chaser
05. Zero One
06. Ready Ready Go
07. Drum Beat
08. Hip-Hop Beat (street mix)




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Album: Rain Forest (1985)




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01. Rain Forest (Remix)
02. King Tut
03. Panic
04. Forest Fire
05. Loitering With Intent
06. A.M.
07. Sound Chaser
08. Rain Forest (Original Mix)




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Album: Paul Hardcastle (1985)




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01. In The Begining
02. 19
03. King TuT
04. Don't Waste My Time
05. Central Park
06. Just For Money
07. Moonhopper
08. Better
09. Strollin'
10. Rainforest




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Album: No Winners (1988)




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01. No Winners
02. Walk In The Night
03. On The Run
04. The Wizard (Jazz Mix)
05. The Last Jam
06. Lost Summer
07. Voices Of The World




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Album: The Definitive (1994)




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01. You're The One For Me-A.M.-Daybreak
02. Guilty
03. King Tut
04. Sound Chaser
05. Rainforest
06. Eat Your Heart Out
07. 19
08. Don't Waste My Time
09. Foolin' Yourself
10. The Wizard
11. Walk In The Night
12. 40 Years
13. Dark Star
14. Rainforest '93





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Album: First Light (1997)





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01. Inner Changes
02. Sanctity
03. Tribal Call
04. The Source
05. Celestial Rhythm (vocal)
06. First Light (part 1)
07. Forest Dawn
08. Forever Dreaming
09. Kingdom of Dreams
10. Nomad's Flight
11. First Light (part 2)
12. Voyager
13. The Gate
14. Horizons
15. Eden
16. Celestial Rhythm (Instrumental)




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Album: Cover To Cover (1997)





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CD 1

01. Rainforest
02. King Tut
03. Syndicate Theme
04. 19
05. Jokers Wild
06. Urbam Vibez
07. Paradise Cove
08. Could It Be Forever
09. Soul Swing
10. Crystal Seas
11. Kikin Vibes
12. Shelbi.

CD 2

01. War In The Night
02. Always There
03. Do It Again
04. Are You Ready
05. Love's Theme
06. Wishing On A Star
07. Money
08. Green Onions
09. It Seems To Hang On
10. Chi-Lites Love Combo
11. Superstition
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas



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Album: Very Best of 1983-2003 (2003)




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Cd 1


01. 19
02. The Wizard
03. Don't Waste My Time
04. You're The One For Me - AM - Daybreak
05. Swing
06. Rainforest
07. Living For You
08. King Tut
09. Do It Again
10. Walk In The Night
11. 19 (The Full Story)
12. The Voyager
13. Supersense
14. 19 (Slow Version)


Cd 2

01. Bird Island
02. You May Be Gone
03. Peace On Earth
04. Feel The Breeze
05. Runnin' Back
06. Walkin' To Freedom
07. Got To Be Love
08. Lost In Space
09. Ventura Highway
10. Jokers Wild
11. Money
12. Wonderland
13. Sunshine
14. Celestial Rhythm
15. Runnin' Back (Urban Dwellers Remix)





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Album: The Collection (2009)




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01. The Circle
02. Dancing Lights
03. Northern Lights
04. You May Be Gone
05. Slomotion
06. Acoustic Dreams
07. Ventura Highway
08. Desire
09. Valley Of The Harps
10. Moments In Time
11. Moon Trekin
12. Return Of The Rainman
13. Loves Theme
14. Journey To A Different State Of Mind 'Sampler'





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Album: Desire (2011)





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01. Desire
02. Valentine
03. Forever Dreamin
04. Closer
05. Wonderland
06. Lost Summer
07. Same Place Same Time
08. Lost In Space
09. Smooth Jazz Is Bumpin
10. Cloud Watching
11. Ready Or Not
12. Don't You Know Ibiza Chill Mix




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Album: Perceptions Of Pacha VIII (2012)





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CD 1

01. Meglomania
02. Heat Seeker
03. Dreamer
04. Neon Adventures
05. Stuck In A Dream
06. A Thousans Riffs
07. Into The Blue
08. Yield To The Night
09. Sidewinder
10. Just Say

CD 2

01. Meglomania
02. A Thousand Riffs
03. Yield To The Night
04. 19
05. Sidewinder
06. Dreamer
07. Just Say
08. Heat Seeker
09. Neon Adventures
10. Stuck In A Dream
11. Into The Blue



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Album: 19 Below Zero (2012)




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CD 1


01. Return Of The Rainman
02. 1000 Miles From Nowhere
03. East to West - Ibiza Remix
04. Summer Love - Chill Mix
05. Solar Sky - Ibiza Remix
06. Emerald Stardust
07. Rainforest & What's Going On - Chill Mix
08. Ibiza Dub
09. Don't You Know
10. Look To The Future
11. 19 - Rob Da Bank Remix
12. Return Of The Rainman Reprise


Cd 2

01. Into The Blue - Remix
02. Absolute Zero
03. Neon Adventure - Chill Remix
04. Ventura Highway
05. Zen Warrior
06. Rainforest & What's Going On - Beach Chiller Mix
07. King Tut - Remaster Mix
08. Cloud Watching
09. Journey To Tranquillity
10. One Chance
11. Rainforest Original - Remaster Remix
12. 19 Below Zero - The Lost Tape Mix




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Album: Electrofied 80'S Essential ( 2013)





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Cd 1


01. 19
02. Rainforest
03. The Wizard (Theme From Top Of The Pops)
04. Guilty
05. Foolin' Yourself
06. Don't Waste My Time
07. Forest Fire
08. You're The One For Me_DaybreakA.M
09. Moonhopper
10. Just Passin' Thru
11. Loitering With Intent
12. Fly By Night
13. Back In Time
14. Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag (1985 Electrofunk Mix)
15. Just For Money


CD 2

01. Eat Your Heart Out
02. Are You Ready
03. King Tut (Remix)
04. Sound Chaser
05. Swing
06. Over And Over
07. Panic
08. Always There
09. Walk In The Night
10. Time Machine
11. Sound Of Summer
12. Moving Sound
13. The Voyager (Theme From Holiday)
14. The Wizard (2012 Version)
15. 19 (2011 Version)



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Album: Movin & Groovin (2014)



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01. Groove to the Music
02. Do It Again
03. Funk It Out
04. Boogie Down
05. Unlimited Love
06. The Hardcastle Hustle
07. On The Run (Revisited)
08. Hot Of The Press
09. Nu Vibes
10. Whats Goin On (Steppers Mix)
11. Summer Love ( Gary Noakes Club Edit)
12. King Tut (Remaster)





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Album: 19 (The 30th Anniversary Mixes (2015)





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01. 19 (Destruction Mix)
02. 19 (Ptsd Remix)
03. 19 (History Keeps Repeating Itself)
04. 19 (Cryogenic Freeze Remix)
05. 19 (Inner Changes Remix)
06. 19 (Electronica Remix)
07. 19 (12'' Version)
08. 19 (The Vision)
09. 19 (Welcome To Hell)
10. 19 (Nua Remix)
11. 19 (The Rage Remix)
12. 19 (The Final Story Requiem)
13. 19 (Jim Pavloff Edit)
14. 19 (Demo)





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Enjoy!!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! There is an error in one of the links, the Cover to Cover part 2 link actually links to Electrofied 80's part 2.

ney said...

GREAT COLLECTION! MANY THANKS FOR SHARING!

Quentin Adams said...

One of my favorites.

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