Sunday, 19 April 2009

19 (German version) - Paul Hardcastle

In 1985, synth wizard Paul Hardcastle had a big hit with the sample-heavy '19'. The track contains stuttering samples of television narrator Peter Thomas speaking about Vietnam war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

It is a little-known fact that Hardcastle also made French and German versions of the track. This is the German version of '19', narrated by Werner Veigel. Just like in many other countries, '19' topped the chart in Germany, partly thanks to this version.

My collection: 7" single no. 3657
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 18, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: '19 (German version)' / 'Eat your heart out'

1 comment:

  1. This is really unbelievable. That they made such translations as this one.

    Had a nice day, at the recordfare?


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