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Paul Haig \ Rhythm of Life [TWI 188 CD]

Les Disques du Crépuscule present a remastered CD of Rhythm of Life by Paul Haig, the first solo album by the enigmatic pop moodist who first made his name with Postcard label art-punk legends Josef K.

Rhythm of Life was originally released in November 1983 and recorded in New York and London by renowned producer Alex Sadkin. A collection of nine polished club-pop tracks, the sessions featured a stellar case of guest musicians including Berni Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic), Jack Waldman (Robert Palmer), Anton Fier (Feelies/Golden Palominos) and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins). The album spawned no less than four singles: Heaven Sent, Justice, Never Give Up and Blue For You. Other standout tracks include Adoration, originally performed while Haig was still in Josef K.

The five bonus tracks are taken from the 1984 mini-album New York Remix. These are extended dance remixes by Big Apple DJ Bruce Forest, boosting the total playing time to 70 minutes. The CD booklet features the original album artwork by Crépuscule design director Benoît Hennebert as well as a detailed Haig biography.

CD tracklist:

1. Heaven Sent
2. Never Give Up (Party, Party)
3. Adoration
4. Stolen Love
5. Don't Rush In
6. Blue For You
7. In the World
8. Justice
9. Work Together
10. Heaven Sent (US Remix)
11. Blue For You (US Remix)
12. Never Give Up (US Remix)
13. Stolen Love (US Remix)
14. Justice (US Remix)

Available on CD only. Mailorder copies are delivered in a special LDDC slipcase. To order CD please select correct shipping option and click on Add To Cart button below cover image, or contact LDDC by email.

Rhythm of Life [TWI 188 CD]
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Reviews:

"Since Josef K split Haig has pursued several lines, but this northern maverick is still well on the case. In the World maps out melancholy better than anybody this side of New Order, and Justice still remains his greatest solo shot" (NME, 1984)

"The turn of the Eighties ought naturally to have been the urbane Mr Haig's time. He was the discerning pop practitioner, playfully serious, ironically intense, equally at home discussing books or films as he was his music" (Melody Maker, 1989)

"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)