Paul Hardcastle ‎– 19

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Fly By Night

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHS 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single, Blu) Chrysalis CHS 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CS 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Promo) Chrysalis CS 42875 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
CHS 22 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Destruction Mix)(12") Chrysalis CHS 22 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 22 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Destruction Mix)(12", Promo) Chrysalis CHS 22 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
601 915 Yves Mourousi, Paul Hardcastle Yves Mourousi, Paul Hardcastle - 19 (Dix-Neuf)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 915 France 1985 Sell This Version
107 563 Yves Mourousi, Paul Hardcastle Yves Mourousi, Paul Hardcastle - 19 (Dix-Neuf)(7", Single) Chrysalis 107 563 France 1985 Sell This Version
S14-114 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Japanese Mix)(12") Chrysalis S14-114 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
S14-114 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Japanese Mix)(12", Promo) Chrysalis S14-114 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
880 985 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12") Chrysalis 880 985 1985 Sell This Version
CHSC 376 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12") Chrysalis CHSC 376 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12") Chrysalis CHS 12 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Inj) Chrysalis CHS 12 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
X 14179, X-14179, CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Ltd) Festival Records, Festival Records, Chrysalis X 14179, X-14179, CHS 12 2860 Australia & New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
X 14179, CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Ltd) Chrysalis, Chrysalis X 14179, CHS 12 2860 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", M/Print) Chrysalis CHS 12 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
601 796 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 796 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
104-24026 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 104-24026 Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version
601 796 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 796 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
880985-1 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 880985-1 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
S14-110 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis S14-110 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
JS-5588 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Maxi, Unofficial) New Jen Sheng JS-5588 Taiwan 1985 Sell This Version
WWS14-110, S14-110 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Promo) Chrysalis, Chrysalis WWS14-110, S14-110 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
CHST 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Extended Version)(12", Sup) Chrysalis CHST 2860 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
601 827 Paul Hardcastle 19 (German Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 827 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
107 502 Paul Hardcastle 19 (German Version)(7", Single) Chrysalis 107 502 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
VAS 2147 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Instrumental)(12", Promo) Chrysalis VAS 2147 US 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-17571 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Japanese Mix)(7", Single) Chrysalis WWS-17571 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
601 796 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Nineteen) (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 796 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CHSF 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12") Chrysalis CHSF 2860 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-63050 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12") Chrysalis WWS-63050 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
X 14179, CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12") Festival Records, Chrysalis X 14179, CHS 32 2860 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12") Chrysalis CHS 32 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", 45 ) Chrysalis CHS 32 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
X 14179 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", Ltd) Chrysalis X 14179 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", MP) Chrysalis CHS 32 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
601 814 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 601 814 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-63050 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", Promo) Chrysalis WWS-63050 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", Promo) Chrysalis CHS 32 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 32 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Final Story)(12", Promo) Chrysalis CHS 32 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 42 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 (The Mixes)(12") Chrysalis CHS 42 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 2909 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Version Española) (Promo)(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis CHS 2909 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
CHST-2909 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Version Española)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis CHST-2909 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
CHST-2909 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Version Española)(12", Promo) Chrysalis CHST-2909 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 2909 Paul Hardcastle 19 (Version Española)(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2909 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-17571 Paul Hardcastle 19 / Japanese Mix(7", Single, Promo) Chrysalis WWS-17571 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ZCHS 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19 Minutes Of "19"(Cass, EP) Chrysalis ZCHS 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
4VT 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19 Minutes Of "19"(Cass, Maxi) Chrysalis 4VT 42875 US 1985 Sell This Version
CS 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12") Chrysalis CS 42875 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
CS 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12") Chrysalis CS 42875 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
528915 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 528915 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
VAS-2096 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Promo) Chrysalis VAS-2096 US 1985 Sell This Version
4V9 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Promo) Chrysalis 4V9 42875 US 1985 Sell This Version
OC-EP-17033, CHS 12 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis OC-EP-17033, CHS 12 2860 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
4V9 42875, 4V9-42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 42875, 4V9-42875 US 1985 Sell This Version
4V9 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Single, Pla) Chrysalis 4V9 42875 US 1985 Sell This Version
4V9 42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", Single, Promo) Columbia 4V9 42875 US 1985 Sell This Version
PAUL 1 Paul Hardcastle 19(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Cooltempo PAUL 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 377 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis CHS 377 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
K-9697 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis K-9697 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
VS4 42860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis VS4 42860 US 1985 Sell This Version
K9697 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis K9697 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
CHSR 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis CHSR 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-17556 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis WWS-17556 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
VS4 42860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7") Chrysalis VS4 42860 US 1985 Sell This Version
VS4 42860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Promo) Chrysalis VS4 42860 US 1985 Sell This Version
528815 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis 528815 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
107 386 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis 107 386 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis CHS 2860 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
107 386 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis 107 386 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
01.44.710167 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis 01.44.710167 Peru 1985 Sell This Version
42860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single) Chrysalis 42860 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
CHS 2860 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single, Sil) Chrysalis CHS 2860 UK 1985 Sell This Version
K 9697 Paul Hardcastle 19(7", Single, TP, Blu) Chrysalis K 9697 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
CSC-42875 Paul Hardcastle 19(Cass, EP, Dol) Chrysalis CSC-42875 Canada 1985 Sell This Version

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Ackniculous

Ackniculous

March 18, 2016
referencing 19 (Extended Version), 12", CHS 12 2860
This did not fall under the 'Electronic' genre. It fell squarely under the HIP HOP genre. I don't remember Spandau Ballet and New Order NME readers getting into this.
ldn-exile-in-yorks

ldn-exile-in-yorks

August 16, 2015
referencing 19, 7", Single, Blu, CHS 2860
Britain's first hiphop number 1. This was so massive on the London dance pirate stations for weeks bedfore its official release that I knew it was going to be a complete phenomenon. And sure enough it didn't just crossover but went all the way to Number 1 on the pop charts. Very deserved after his earlier electro classics 'such as 'Rain Forest'.
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

February 12, 2015
referencing 19, 7", Single, Blu, CHS 2860

An absolutely pivotal release from 1985, this really opened the floodgates for the Techno explosion of the late 80's and early 90's.
The A side is "19" the influential anti-war song which makes it's point clear with it's voice sampling and female vocals, the insanity of sending someone to war when they're only 19. This came from a documentary Hardcastle saw, and made him reflect on his life at 19. This statistic has came under scrutiny over the years, but the point still stands. The music itself is very heavy on the synths and funk rhythms, earning it's reputation as a "Electro" track.
The B Side depends on the release, but here, it's a great instrumental named "Fly By Night", which is much more pop oriented than 19, and falls much easier into the "Synthpop" category.
short-circuit

short-circuit

August 25, 2012
referencing 19 (Dix-Neuf), 7", Single, 107 563

Surrealistik version with the famous french journalist Yves Mourousi speaking the intro lyrics, with his legendary voice... A MUST !!! :D
Nepthys

Nepthys

May 8, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing 19, 7", Single, Blu, CHS 2860
Yeah but c'mon! 23 wouldn't sound as good as 19. And 19 wouldn't be 19 now would it?

What's done is done.
Vince_L._Gore

Vince_L._Gore

February 2, 2010
referencing 19 (Extended Version), 12", Sup, CHST 2860
There is a promo copy to this spanish maxi version, showing the british maxicover
Paul Hardcastle - 19 with print "SUPERSINGLE 45 R.P.M." and having a slightly varied label
saying "Disco Promocional - Prohibida Su Venta"
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

February 21, 2008
referencing 19, 12", Single, 4V9 42875, 4V9-42875

Now I would have never known that! I think this is a great look at electronic music production technique from a time well before sampling became the de facto norm for any type of electronic music. This came along at a time when the sampling aspect of music was mainly coloring and flavor, and not so much the very fabric of the tune as was the case after around '96 or so. What I mean by that, broadly, is that most of the music was in fact, laboriously written, programmed, and executed on real hardware machines and not just sampled off of existing tracks via software and a computer, uh, and the internet. That alone is why I love this track. The samples do get to be cheesy over a period of dozens of repeated listenings, but that is a singular opinion on the matter and not a criticism of the song. The music is great, the samples are the only thing that may cloud this tune - but, they in fact also made the tune, so where do you go from there?

Controversy or none, this is a standout track in terms of production clarity and if analog synths are your tune, you will like it for sure. Especially that minimoog-flavored bass.
Aftering_at_my_way

Aftering_at_my_way

November 8, 2007
referencing 19 (Extended Version), 12", Inj, CHS 12 2860

The 1985 release of "19", a dance record from the british keybord Wizard Paul Hardcastle, featuring
stuttering samples of a ABC television interview with Peter Thomas speaking about Vietnam war veterans
suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Initially unhappy about having his voice used in this way,
Peter Thomas relented and allowed the single to be released. A number one hit for Chrysalis Records
in the United Kingdom.

"19" was supposed to be the average age of the soldiers during this Vietnam War. Very young in comparison
with the age of 26 during World War II. Later on, some statistics told us that the real average age of the vietnam
soldier was 23. A mistake by ABC television during the interview.

Mike Oldfield claimed that a melodic element of "19" had been copied from a sequence of his multi-million
selling concept album "Tubular Bells", and a settlement was made. Simon Fuller, who was his manager at
the time of "19"'s release would later adopt the song title for his company, 19 Management.

The song won an "Ivor Novello award" for the best selling single of 1985. Rory Bremner parodied this song
later on in 1985, based on the England Cricket team's poor performance in the 1984 Test series against the
West Indies. Released under "The Commentators", Bremner's version, entitled "N-N-Nineteen Not Out!" made
No.13 in the UK, three months after Harcastle's version. The parody was based on the fact that the English
batsmens' average runs per head in each innings was a paltry 19, compared to the 35 they averaged in 1968.
Against the record company's wishes, Paul Hardcastle actually contributed to this remake!

A song with some controverses, but a real catchy, original & great record!
TurnOff

TurnOff

April 26, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing 19, 12", Single, 4V9 42875, 4V9-42875
Paul Hardcastle's 19 is a great record that is completely surrounded in controversy that serves to increase the popularity of the record, and also tarnish its image. The criticism of this record, as good as the production is, is deserved however.

The average age of a Vietnam soldier according to KIA statstics was not 19. Statistics from the Combat Area Casualty File (CACF) as of November 1993 indicate the average age of the 58,148 U.S. soliders killed in Vietnam was 23.11 years. It can be blamed on Hardcastle for using the "nineteen" spoken sample from ABC's Vietnam Requiem documentary, but most of the blame though should be placed on ABC for not correctly fact checking their sources and claiming falsely the age of the average combat solider to have been 19, when in fact it was closer to 23.

But what can be critiqued about this record is that the spoken sample's from ABC's Vietnam Requiem documentary were used without permission by Hardcastle. Mike Oldfield also sued and won a settlement with Hardcastle when Oldfield charged that Hardcastle had stolen melodic elements of the famous Tubular Bells release of Oldfields for the song 19.

So two samples were used without permission for this record, and the entire basis for the record (19) was an inaccurate basis to begin with. A great and classic electronic record, but controversial nevertheless.
m_nu

m_nu

September 1, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing 19, 7", Single, Blu, CHS 2860
An instant classic which drew me instantly to electronic music in the first place, I remember this hearing for the first time at a friends place who had an older brother DJ’ing... Never heard anything like that before. We just didn't have acces to that kind of music at that time, the charts were full with cheesy artists, and then there it was: a bit dark and heavy basslines with a sinister voice over. Shivers down your spine!, and this is the feeling I still have today when I’m listening to this real beauty. Recommended food for the ears (and for the brain to, "19" was the average age of combat soldiers in the Vietnam War).