The Ballads Collection

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Released as part of a series commemorating RCA's 100th anniversary, Ballads Collection is a mixture of hits and album tracks from material released between 1975 and 1982. While a remixed version of "Every Time You Go Away" is the closest we get to the duo's super-huge-'80s output, this set does include earlier favorites, like the smooth, blue-eyed soul of "Sara Smile," their hit cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and the 12" single version of "One on One." There isn't much here for Hall & Oates completists, but the album does serve as a nice cross-section of hits and album cuts from the duo's high-flying middle period. Casual fans looking for a definitive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Released as part of a series commemorating RCA's 100th anniversary, Ballads Collection is a mixture of hits and album tracks from material released between 1975 and 1982. While a remixed version of "Every Time You Go Away" is the closest we get to the duo's super-huge-'80s output, this set does include earlier favorites, like the smooth, blue-eyed soul of "Sara Smile," their hit cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and the 12" single version of "One on One." There isn't much here for Hall & Oates completists, but the album does serve as a nice cross-section of hits and album cuts from the duo's high-flying middle period. Casual fans looking for a definitive retrospective will get a bigger kick out of the 2001 RCA release Very Best of.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970949521
  • Catalog Number: 709495
  • Sales rank: 19,614

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Daryl Hall & John Oates Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Daryl Hall Arranger, Producer
Sandy Allen Composer
Christopher Bond Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Bob Clearmountain Producer, Remixing
Michael Hill Liner Notes
Neil Kernon Producer
John Oates Arranger, Producer
Paul Williams Producer
Frank Harkins Art Direction
T-Bone Wolk Producer
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