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Paul HardcastleRain Forest

Label:Profile Records – PRO-1206
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Jazz
Style:Electro, Instrumental


A1Rain Forest (Remix)5:42
A2King Tut4:38
A4Forest Fire7:30
B1Loitering With Intent4:10
B3Sound Chaser5:48
B4Rain Forest (Original Mix)5:12

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Produced for P.H. Productions.
Published by Oval Music, Ltd / P.R.S.
Mastered at RCA Studios
Also available on cassette.
Jacket Made In Canada.
℗ 1985 Bluebird Records (London).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): PRO-1206A-1 Ja A- 3 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): PRO-1206B-1 Ja A- 3 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 2): PRO-1206 A-1 Ja A-1 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 2): PRO-1206 A-1 Ja A-2 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 3): PRO-1206 A-1 Ja A-2 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 3): PRO-1206 B Ja A-2 >

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Rain Forest (Cassette, Album)Profile RecordsPCT-1206US1985
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Rain Forest (LP, Album, Promo)Profile RecordsPRO-1206-DJUS1985
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Rain Forest (Cassette, Album)Aquarius (3)noneIndonesia1985


GrooveFM's avatar
GET THIS ALBUM. It's that simple - a masterpiece. The vinyl LP I have on Profile Records sounds incredible.
bgremel's avatar
Paul manages to take us through a world where a time traveler returns from the far future and expresses his journey through music. The title track leads listeners into a bouncing, shuffling extravaganza. Any jazz, funk and disco aficionados have this in their crates, as well as any house DJs who want to throw a surprise to their dancefloors.
djmikecastillo's avatar
the future as seen from 1985 eyes. should be in a museum. or your collection. the title track, 'rainforest' is a thing of beauty.
REENO's avatar
2019 and STILL no cd issue of this amazing LP?
Electro_Funk_Lover's avatar
it doesn't look like an official album. more like a compilation from profile records with songs taken from his selftiteld "paul hardcastle" album and some 12'' b-sides. it wasn't even realesed in Great britan where he's from
adylee's avatar
Edited 2 years ago
i will be the first in line to buy a couple of copies if this got a CD press
still waiting for Dolores hardcastle.... having spent half my young teenage years playing nothing but his music this would be a dream ;))
ro-the-shep's avatar
mr Hardcastle if you ever reading this , can you please release this monster lp on cd?
this is just perfect for playing in the car on a road trip or when you are chilling at the swimming pool
achuter's avatar
This has to be one of the greatest electro albums of all time. Unlike nearly all contemporary electronic artists, Paul Hardcastle has a terrific sense of melody and song structure. These tunes are from the era when instrumental electro crossed over into the pop world through Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock's Rockit and Axel F. Unfortunately Hardcastle only achieved success with '19' due mostly to the novelty value of the stuttering effect of the sampler. This album is a museum of also-ran tracks that had the potential to be every bit as popular as those mentioned above. It would take over 10 years before the likes of James Stinson and Ed DMX would re-explore Paul's light touch. (The cover of DMX Krew's 'We are DMX' is certainly an homage to this album)