Beauty on a Back Street

Beauty on a Back Street

by Daryl Hall & John Oates
     
 

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Beauty on a Back Street isn't quite as accomplished as its two predecessors, yet it is more ambitious and diverse, as Hall & Oates begin to add some arena-rock conventions to their sound, particularly distorted guitars and anthemic choruses. On War Babies they had tried a similar attack, but on

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Beauty on a Back Street isn't quite as accomplished as its two predecessors, yet it is more ambitious and diverse, as Hall & Oates begin to add some arena-rock conventions to their sound, particularly distorted guitars and anthemic choruses. On War Babies they had tried a similar attack, but on Beauty on a Back Street, the duo's songwriting was stronger, which meant that the instrumental approach didn't overwhelm the actual songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
Label:
Friday Music
UPC:
0829421197720
catalogNumber:
1977
Rank:
91145

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryl Hall & John Oates   Primary Artist
Tom Scott   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Daryl Hall   Synthesizer,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes,Polymoog
Christopher Bond   Synthesizer,Guitar,Conductor,Keyboards,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,electronics,Lead
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Scott Edwards   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jim Hughart   Bass Guitar
Tommy Mottola   Background Vocals
John Oates   Dulcimer,Synthesizer,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Mando-Guitar
Jeff Porcaro   Drums,Electric Drums
Lee Sklar   Bass,Bass Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Nicole   Voices

Technical Credits

Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Daryl Hall   Arranger
Phil Spector   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Christopher Bond   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Gary Coleman   Special Effects
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Art Direction
Tommy Mottola   Direction
John Oates   Arranger
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Basil Marshall   Tape Research
John Mills   Engineer
Tony Powers   Composer
Joe Reagoso   Reissue Producer
John H.R. Mills   Engineer
Dick Smith   Art Direction

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