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Very Best of Daryl Hall and John Oates

The Very Best of Daryl Hall and John Oates

by John Oates
     
 
There's one thing wrong with The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, and it's minor -- the promotional 12" mix of "Adult Education" is included in favor of the 7" version. This isn't a big deal and it doesn't mar what is the best overview of Hall & Oates' RCA years, the era when they became the biggest-selling duo in the history of rock. If the Atlantic years

Overview

There's one thing wrong with The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, and it's minor -- the promotional 12" mix of "Adult Education" is included in favor of the 7" version. This isn't a big deal and it doesn't mar what is the best overview of Hall & Oates' RCA years, the era when they became the biggest-selling duo in the history of rock. If the Atlantic years were more adventurous, dabbling in folk and album rock, The Very Best Of demonstrates the virtues of consistency, since these blue-eyed soul songs rank among the very finest singles (and songs) of their time. And Hall & Oates weren't unadventurous, either, since they deftly blended elements of new wave, contemporary soul, and soft rock into their signature sound. Most impressively, smaller hits like "Wait for Me" and the splendid "Did It in a Minute" (easily one of the greatest songs they ever cut) more than hold their own alongside familiar items like "Sara Smile," "You Make My Dreams," "Private Eyes," and "Maneater." Hall & Oates may not have been hip, but they made addictive soul-pop that not only rocketed to the top of the charts but has stood the test of time as some of the best pop made during the early '80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2012
Label:
K2 Hd
UPC:
0887254346524
catalogNumber:
3465
Rank:
62095

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Oates   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Mike Oldfield   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
Daryl Hall   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Barry Mann   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Maggie Reilly   Composer
Janna Allen   Composer
Christopher Bond   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Rick Fenn   Composer
Mike Frye   Composer
Michael Hill   Liner Notes
Neil Kernon   Producer
John Oates   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Morris Pert   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Sara Allen   Composer,Lyricist
Warren Pash   Composer
Kim Cross   Composer

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