Hopeless Romantic

Hopeless Romantic

by Pat Boone


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The exact polar opposite of the tongue-in-cheek metal of No More Mr. Nice Guy, but just as gimmicky, Hopeless Romantic is Pat Boone in R&B love-man mode. Starting off with his take on a Barry White-style bedroom rap on the Smokey Robinson-penned "Still Waters Run Deep," Boone blends originals in the style with covers ranging from the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's "Too Late to Turn Back Now" to Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." It's a far superior effort to the jokey metal album, simply because Boone has always had a good ballad voice and hearing it put to use on appropriate songs, it's easy to understand why the guy has managed to maintain such a long career. The album's primary flaw is that the arrangements feel a bit too modern, in the pre-processed pop ballad mode of a Justin Guarini or Will Young: this album would be both more authentic and more listenable if Boone were in front of, say, Isaac Hayes' Black Moses-era blend of deep soul and kitchen-sink orchestrations. Who wouldn't love to hear that?

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2006
Label: Gold Label Records
UPC: 0715668216228
catalogNumber: 21622
Rank: 198938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Boone   Primary Artist
Chet Atkins   Guitar
David Diggs   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Keith Edwards   Drums
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Hadley Hockensmith   Guitar
Joe Heredia   Drums
Ian William Keene   Guitar
Jon Kurnick   Steel Guitar
Dave Spurr   Drums
Michael Sutton   Keyboards
Gregory Moore   Guitar
Michael George   Bass

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Composer
Pat Boone   Composer,Producer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
David Diggs   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Tom Bahler   Composer
Jonathan David Brown   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Paul Klingberg   Engineer
Jocko Marcellino   Producer
Michael Sutton   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Hiroshi Upshur   String Arrangements
Randy Handley   Composer
Chris Caswell   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer

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