Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby

by Terence Trent D'Arby

Original Release Date: 1987-07-09

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby

Terence Trent D’Arby’s 1987 debut urged R&B into the modern age, harking back to the classic soul of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding while paving the way for neo-soul. D’Arby emotes through the register-traversing plea “If You Let Me Stay,” the seductively whistling “Wishing Well,” and the gospel-hued “As Yet Untitled” in a rich, deeply rooted rasp. He also dabbles in Caribbean and Middle Eastern rhythms and horn-driven funk, and just plain owns Smokey Robinson’s “Who’s Loving You.” It still feels absolutely contemporary.


  1. If You All Get To Heaven
  2. If You Let Me Stay
  3. Wishing Well
  4. I’ll Never Turn My Back On You (Father’s Words)
  5. Dance Little Sister
  6. Seven More Days
  7. Let’s Go Forward
  8. Rain
  9. Sign Your Name
  10. As Yet Untitled
  11. Who’s Loving You

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Format Vinyl LP Album
Label CBS
Catalog Number CBS 450911 1
Notes Labels: Made in Holland Back cover: ℗ 1987 CBS Records © 1987 CBS Records Printed in Holland Distribution CBS Records/CBS Disques S.A. In the UK apply for public performance licences to PPL, 14/22 Ganton Street, London W1. Inner sleeve: Original sound recording made by CBS Records ℗ 1987 CBS Records All tracks (Young Terence Music/Virgin Music (Pub) Ltd) except “Wishing Well” (Young Terence Music/Virgin Music (Pub) Ltd/Chrysalis Music) and “Who’s Loving You” (Ardmore & Beechwood Ltd/EMI) Other infos: Issued with printed inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and photo. The Bojangles are the musicians named on track A4, who also feature on A5 and, without Pete Glenister, on B2 and B5. The Trent Tones are Frank Collins and Ebo Ross, the backing vocalists on B2 & B5. The ‘Shout It Out’ Reply Vocal Choral Ensemble are the members of A5’s Chorus. The sleeve credits read: “Plus A Really Hard Brass Section” in addition to those listed for track A5. Smokey Robinson is credited for writing track B5 on the label, however as William Robinson on the inner sleeve.
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