Hopeless Romantic


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    Hopeless Romantic The Gold Label / Gold Label Records

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Review Text 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? ~ Stewart Mason

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Still Waters Run Deep - 4:10
  2. 2. Too Late to Turn Back Now - 4:26
  3. 3. Crazy Little Thing - 2:16
  4. 4. Let's Really Make Love - 5:37
  5. 5. We Would Fall in Love - 4:34
  6. 6. I Love You Truly - 2:17
  7. 7. I Need You - 3:24
  8. 8. Hopeless Romantic - 4:04
  9. 9. Kiss in the Kitchen - 3:28
  10. 10. Waltz for the Lonely - 4:22
  11. 11. I'll Be Loving You Tonight - 4:12
  12. 12. She's out of My Life - 3:19
  13. 13. Wishful Thinking - 4:59
  14. 14. You Made My Life a Love Song - 5:06

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