1000 Miles of Life

1000 Miles of Life

by John Oates
     
 

There's a considerable difference between John Oates' second solo album 1000 Miles of Life and his first Phunk Shui, one that's evident just from their titles. Phunk Shui was jokey and, yes, funky, but this 1000 Miles of Life is reflective without getting solipsistic. This plays to two of Oates' underappreciated skills, his easy melodicismSee more details below

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There's a considerable difference between John Oates' second solo album 1000 Miles of Life and his first Phunk Shui, one that's evident just from their titles. Phunk Shui was jokey and, yes, funky, but this 1000 Miles of Life is reflective without getting solipsistic. This plays to two of Oates' underappreciated skills, his easy melodicism and his gentle touch with folk-pop, something that provided a cornerstone in early Hall & Oates but faded into the background in their aggressively modernistic new wave soul. Hearing Oates return to this sound is comforting, even reassuring, not just because he slips into this sound with ease, but because it shows how much Oates contributed to Hall & Oates, that it was a true collaboration. 1000 Miles of Life gently recalls Hall & Oates' '70s high points, particularly lovely Atlantic albums like Abandoned Luncheonette, but this evocation is never being self-conscious. Rather, it's a natural return to a sound Oates drifted away from, but here he finds that it fits him well once again.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
DOYLE KOS DK.E
UPC:
0826948040225
catalogNumber:
480402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Oates   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Steve Cropper   Electric Guitar
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Bekka Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bob Britt   Electric Guitar
Kathy Chiavola   Background Vocals
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Jim Hoke   Clarinet,Saxophone
John Popper   Harmonica
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Damian Smith   Background Vocals
Jonathan Yudkin   Mandolin,Strings,Cello,Viola
Jed Leiber   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Mark Fain   Bass
Tom Britt   Slide Guitar
Bill Huber   Trombone,Tuba
Doug Belote   Drums
Jimmy Wayne   Background Vocals
Michael Jude   Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk   Accordion
Blind Boys of Alabama   Vocals
Jimmy Wayne   Background Vocals
Tim Marks   Bass
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Jude   Background Vocals
John Michel   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Daniel Lanois   Composer
Bob Mayo   Composer
John Oates   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Jonathan Yudkin   Arranger,String Arrangements
Jed Leiber   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Anthony Aquilato   Studio Coordinator,Drum Technician
Tom Spaulding   Guitar Techician
Jamie Rosenberg   Arranger,Engineer,Digital Editing,Audio Production
Geoff Byrd   Composer

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