James Hunter ‎– The Hard Way

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Hear Music ‎– HRM-30851-01
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Tracklist

A1 The Hard Way 2:29
A2 Tell Her 3:24
A3 Don't Do Me No Favours 4:18
A4 Carina 4:10
A5 She's Got A Way 2:41
A6 'Til The End 4:19
B1 Hand It Over 3:27
B2 Jacqueline 2:28
B3 Class Act 3:00
B4 Ain't Goin' Nowhere 2:19
B5 Believe Me Baby 2:44
B6 Strange But True 3:16

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180g Vinyl LP, Recorded at Toe-Rag Studios, London
Made in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 88072 30851 0
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side etched): 217 - HRM30851-1 (A)
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side etched): S-65410 [autograph]
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched): 217 - HRM30851- |B|
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched): S-65411

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7231398 James Hunter The Hard Way(CD, Album + DVD-V) Hear Music 7231398 Australasia 2009 Sell This Version
0888072306691 James Hunter The Hard Way(CD, Album) Hear Music 0888072306691 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
HMCD-30669 James Hunter The Hard Way(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hear Music (2) HMCD-30669 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
0888072308541 James Hunter The Hard Way(CD, Album) Hear Music 0888072308541 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0888072308510 James Hunter The Hard Way(LP, Album) Hear Music 0888072308510 Europe 2008 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 29, 2015
I’ve been singing the praises of James Hunter since his first release, and have been anxiously awaiting his follow up to “People Gonna Talk” ... never satisfied, always wanting more from this young, yet timeless artist, who like Dave Edmonds, has been able to capture the spirit and time of a by gone era.

But like Dave Edmonds, James Hunter is not playing in the style of a by gone era, he seems to be essentially of that era ... this recording was done very simply, on an eight track recorder, using vintage analog equipment [such as mikes and amps] to give the release a deep, full, and rich feel, along with a late 50’s early 60’s mono vib.

James Hunter, who hails form Colchester, England, yet seems to have the blood of Philadelphia, and the air of Motown flowing through his body, effortlessly, or so it would seem, spills out the essential style and structure of these two sounds, complete with horns and strings. And as if that weren’t enough, New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint accompanies James and his eight piece band on three of the tracks, and sings backing on several others.

James is not some retro act, James Hunter is the real deal, his verse and music are all his own, his style is fresh and new, yet deeply rooted in some of the best music that has ever graced this planet.

I once hear someone yell “Fire” during a James Hunter show ... everyone told the guy to “Keep Quiet!”

Review by Jenell Kesler