The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates

The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates

by Daryl Hall & John Oates
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The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates

RCA/Arista/Legacy's 2005 release The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates is a repackaging of BMG Heritage's excellent 2004 compilation Ultimate Daryl Hall + John Oates. Spanning two discs and 37 tracks, the set contains all 18 songs from 2001's The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, which was a single-disc, 18-track collection that contained all of the duo's big hits from the '70s and '80s (three tracks were in alternate single mixes on that collection; they're presented in their original album mixes here), along with "She's Gone" (absent on The Very Best) and two other Atlantic tracks from the early '70s, selections from their Arista recordings of the late '80s and early '90s, as well as cuts from 1997's Marigold Sky and 2003's excellent comeback single, "Do It for Love." While there are still plenty of great album tracks, particularly from the Atlantic years, that would have been welcome additions, that's something only the hardcore fans who already have all the albums will quibble about. For the less dedicated listener, all that matters is that there are no major hits missing on The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates (there are a couple of low-charting singles from the late '70s that have been left behind, but their absence isn't notable) and that the remastered sound is very good, making this an ideal compilation for fans looking for a thorough, career-spanning collection of hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2005
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828766923827
catalogNumber: 69238
Rank: 2431

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryl Hall & John Oates   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Producer,Audio Production
Jon Bon Jovi   Composer,Audio Production
Mike Oldfield   Composer
Paul Pesco   Composer
David Foster   Audio Production
Daryl Hall   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Barry Mann   Composer
Tim Cross   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Maggie Reilly   Composer
Janna Allen   Composer
David Bellochio   Audio Production
Christopher Bond   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Bob Clearmountain   Producer,Audio Production
Rick Fenn   Composer
Mike Frye   Composer
Porter Howell   Composer
Neil Kernon   Producer,Audio Production
Danny Kortchmar   Composer,Audio Production
Arif Mardin   Producer,Audio Production
Gerald O'Brien   Composer
Dwayne O'Brien   Composer
John Oates   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Page   Composer
Morris Pert   Composer
Andy Sheppard   Audio Production
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Laura Levine   Cover Photo
David Tyson   Composer,Audio Production
Rick Iantosca   Composer
Ken Gioia   Producer,Audio Production
Sara Allen   Composer
Warren Pash   Composer
T-Bone Wolk   Producer,Audio Production
Jana Allen   Composer
Ryn Maartens   Art Direction
Sheppard Gioia   Producer
George Green   Composer

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The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Busstop66 More than 1 year ago
A worthwhile compilation, mainly because of the inclusion of "She's Gone'' and a couple of other selections from Hall & Oates' Atlantic catalog. Since I previously had zero Hall & Oates material in my collection, it worked out well. Better to have a little more in the holster than necessary, rather than not have enough. At the time they were on their early '80s roll, I often couldn't hit the buttons on my car radio fast enough to elude some of these overplayed songs. But they seeped into the bloodstream, anyway, and looking back from 25 years in the future, it turns out Hall & Oates put out some of the catchiest AM pop of that period, not that it was such a lush landscape.