Soul Alone

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released ten years after Hall & Oates' heyday and seven after Daryl Hall's last solo venture, 3 Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine, Soul Alone finds Hall on unsure ground. It had been only three years since he had seen the upper reaches of the charts, yet it felt like much more time had passed since he had truly reigned over mainstream pop
ock. From the sounds of Soul Alone, he longed for those days, but not as much as longed for his youth in Philadelphia, and with it, the Philly soul and folk-rock that was so close to his heart. As a result, the album is lost in limbo between affectionate homages to years past and a need ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released ten years after Hall & Oates' heyday and seven after Daryl Hall's last solo venture, 3 Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine, Soul Alone finds Hall on unsure ground. It had been only three years since he had seen the upper reaches of the charts, yet it felt like much more time had passed since he had truly reigned over mainstream pop
ock. From the sounds of Soul Alone, he longed for those days, but not as much as longed for his youth in Philadelphia, and with it, the Philly soul and folk-rock that was so close to his heart. As a result, the album is lost in limbo between affectionate homages to years past and a need to regain his status as a hitmaker. Not surprisingly, it's the homages that hold up, largely because they give Hall a chance to shine as a songsmith and a vocalist. The other material largely sounds forced, although there are glimmers of brilliance every now and then. Mostly, Soul Alone -- like his two previous solo ventures, which arrived at similar lulls in Hall & Oates' career -- is interesting as a chapter in Hall's life, in the way it reflects where he was psychologically and musically at that point in time. Which means, of course, that it's primarily of interest to any listener who has followed him long enough to recognize that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886971032727
  • Catalog Number: 710327
  • Sales rank: 5,365

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daryl Hall Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Terry Burrus Piano
Tag Guitar
Alan Gorrie Bass, Background Vocals
Lorna Bannon Background Vocals
Bob Bitsand Bass
Miles Bould Percussion
Charles DeChant Saxophone
Tommy Eyre Keyboards
Tee Green Background Vocals
Nick Ingman Strings, Conductor
Eric Kupper Keyboards
The London Session Orchestra Strings, Performing Ensemble
Lorraine McIntosh Background Vocals
Peter Lord Moreland Keyboards, Background Vocals
Trevor Murrell Drums
Frank Ricotti Vibes
Alec Shantzis Keyboards
V. Jeffrey Smith Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Sandra St. Victor Background Vocals
Rich Tancredi Bass
Philip Todd Flute, Saxophone, EWI
Gavyn Wright Leader
Frank Riccotti Vibes
Peter "Ski" Schwartz Keyboards
Tag Guitar
T-Bone Wolk Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar
Bernard Davis Drums
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Daryl Hall Composer, Producer
Alan Gorrie Composer
David Morales Engineer
J. Allen Composer
Sam Allen Composer
Paul Max Bloom Engineer
Mariah Carey Composer
Steve Dubin Composer
Martin Hayles Engineer
Nick Ingman Arranger, String Arrangements
Arif Mardin Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements, Score
Joe Mardin Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements, Score
Yan Meemi Engineer
Vladimir Meller Mastering
Peter Lord Moreland Composer, Producer
Peter Moshay Programming, Engineer
Michael Peden Producer, Engineer
John Poppo Engineer
Kevin Savigar Composer
V. Jeffrey Smith Composer, Programming, Producer
Mel Wesson Programming
Walter Afanasieff Composer
Tony Sellari Art Direction
S. Allen Composer
William Jones Score
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