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First Light
Paul Hardcastle
First Light
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

1997 album, an eclectic mix of musical styles, fusing Gregorian chants and African voices with ambient dance beats. Contains 16 tracks, including 'Inner Changes', 'Sanctity', 'Tribal Call' and 'The Source'. A Connoisseur r...  more »

      
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All Artists: Paul Hardcastle
Title: First Light
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, New Wave & Post-Punk, Smooth Jazz, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478504027, 5015773251622, 766482928422

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1997 album, an eclectic mix of musical styles, fusing Gregorian chants and African voices with ambient dance beats. Contains 16 tracks, including 'Inner Changes', 'Sanctity', 'Tribal Call' and 'The Source'. A Connoisseur release.

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Uplifting and Beautiful!
tb1 | Gaithersburg, MD | 09/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"FIRST LIGHT by Paul Hardcastle proves that musicians can break out of the "all my songs sound the same" rut! It is very different from anything Hardcastle has done before and I think it's a welcome departure. By far, the best trac on this CD: VOYAGER. Try it-you just might like it!"
A Fascinating Soundscape
Tom Trueman | Vancouver, BC Canada | 04/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""First Light" is a bit different from some of Paul Hardcastle's other work. Released in 1997, it has a more experimental feel than his current compositions, yet retains the rhythmic dreaminess that his fans enjoy. Using snippets of gregorian chant, African tribal songs, prayers in Hindi and in Spanish (I even recognized bits of the Bulgarian women's choir), he has woven a tapestry of fascinating melodies that bear repeated listening.My only criticism is that the album notes shed no light on the sources of the influences he has drawn from. Is that the King's College Boys Choir? What language is track 15 sung in? It would have been interesting to know."
One of my favorite Hardcastle Disks!
Jerry | 08/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed every song on this album. My favorites would have to be "Sanctity", "Tribal Call", "First Light (Part 1)" and "Horizons". Truly a Hardcasle masterpiece!"