Soul Alone

Soul Alone

by Daryl Hall
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Soul Alone

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886971032727
catalogNumber: 710327
Rank: 47597

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
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
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
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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