Paul Haig \ Rhythm of Life/New York Remix [LTMCD 2408]
Recorded in New York and London by renowned pop producer Alex Sadkin, Rhythm of Life was originally released in 1983 on Les Disques du Crépuscule. These nine polished electro-funk cuts feature a stellar cast of guest musicians including Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), Anton Fier (Feelies/Golden Palominos), and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins). RoL also boasts no less than four singles, along with standout track Adoration (originally performed by Josef K).
The five bonus tracks are taken from the 1984 mini album New York Remix, mixed by Bruce Forest.
1. Heaven Sent
2. Never Give Up (Party, Party)
4. Stolen Love
5. Don't Rush In
6. Blue for You
7. In The World
9. Work Together
10. Heaven Sent (NY Remix)
11. Blue For You (NY Remix)
12. Never Give Up (NY Remix)
13. Stolen Love (NY Remix)
14. Justice (NY Remix)
Remastered CD runs for 70 minutes. Booklet contains a full artist biography plus original Benoît Hennebert artwork. For sale in Benelux only.
"Haig's first solo album proper, after a series of tentative singles and explorations, including what later surfaced as the Swing in 82 EP, Rhythm of Life is something of a strained effort, finding Haig coming to grips with his dancefloor aspirations but not quite hitting the bull's-eye" (All Music Guide)
"If you're looking to find some synthpop you may have missed back in the day, this is a good place to start, although, this album isn't quite as infectious as some huge 80s staples like Erasure, New Order, and Depeche Mode" (Amazon)