4.Are You Ready: Spanish Hustle / Bus Stop / Let's Start the Dance / Galaxy Of Love
6.Wishing on a Star
9.It Seems to Hang On
10.Chi-Lites Love Combo: Have You Seen Her / Homely Girl / It's Time For Love / Oh Girl
12.Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Paul Hardcastle (various instruments); Alison David (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Paul Hardcastle.
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