Paul Oakenfold new single: The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come, the new single of Paul Oakenfold will be released next week on Monday 10th Feburary 2003. It is the follow-up to Oakenfold's Starry Eyed Surprise, a Top 10 UK smash in August and September this year. The Harder They Come features the maverick vocal talents of Tricky together with new discovery Keisha White, a 16-year-old singer from North London who is currently recording her debut solo project.

The original version of The Harder They Come appears on Oakenfold's Bunkka album, released in June this year. The album - Paul Oakenfold's debut recording as an artist - features guest vocals by such diverse luminaries as Perry Farrell, Ice Cube, Grant Lee Phillips and the infamous gonzoid journalist, Hunter S Thompson.

Bunkka is one of only 10 debut albums by UK artists to have gone gold in 2002. Indeed, the album also shipped over 250,000 copies on release in America, where Bunkka appears on Madonna's Maverick label - the single Starry Eyed Surprise is currently number 13 on the US airplay chart.

The Harder They Come, released by Perfecto Records in the UK, will be available on three formats. The single also features a Kowalski mix of album track Hypnotised, together with a live version of Starry Eyed Surprise and two new tracks, Mortal and The Prophet.

Released as two CDs and on 12-inch vinyl, the full tracklistings are:

CD1: PERF49CDS
1. The Harder They Come Single Edit
2. The Prophet (Oakenfold Vs DJ Judas) Sabata Mix
3. Hypnotised Kowalski Mix

CD2: PERF49CDSX
1. The Harder They Come Single Edit
2. Starry Eyed Surprise Live Version
3. Mortal

12-Inch: PERF49T
1. The Prophet (Oakenfold Vs DJ Judas)
2. The Harder They Come Single Edit
3. Hypnotised Kowalski Mix

Before the release of the single, however, Oakenfold embarks on his first artist tour of America this month as a prelude to the live UK debut of the Bunkka project in 2003.

Perfecto Records

Paul Oakenfold new single: The Harder They Come
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February 4, 2003 at 4:15 PM CET

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