Rock N Soul Part 1 - (Import CD)
Hall & Oates
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- Rock & Pop
- New Wave
- Mono / Stereo
- Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 [Bonus Tracks]
Hall & Oates: Darryl Hall, John Oates.
Additional personnel includes: G.E. Smith (guitar); Tom T-Bone Wolk, Mickey Curry, Charlie DeChant.
Producers include: Daryl Hall, John Oates.
Recorded between 1975 & 1983.
Hall & Oates: John Oates (vocals, guitar, percussion); Daryl Hall (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, vocoder, percussion).
Audio Remixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Liner Note Author: T-Bone Wolk.
Illustrator: Nancy Dwyer.
Photographer: Lenny Williams .
Arrangers: Daryl Hall; John Oates; Christopher Bond.
Released at the peak of Hall & Oates' popularity in the early '80s, 1983's Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1: Greatest Hits effectively chronicles the time when the duo could do no wrong -- namely, the period between 1980's Voices and 1982's H2O, which includes only one other album, 1981's excellent Private Eyes. While this reaches back to their early-'70s work for Atlantic for "She's Gone," the only big hit they had at the label, and also has their two other big hits from that decade, "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl," the bulk of Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 derives from those three albums: "Kiss on My List," "You Make My Dreams," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," "Maneater," and "One on One." That's a long list of singles, but it still misses some terrific singles from this era, including "How Does It Feel to Be Back," "Did It in a Minute," "Family Man," and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" (the latter two were included as bonus tracks on RCA/Legacy's 2006 reissue). As good as those songs may be, Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 doesn't necessarily miss them: with the exception of a live version of "Wait for Me" (good, but not essential), this is the cream of the crop of Hall & Oates' best period, and it makes for a tight, excellent listen, and it's bolstered by the sublime "Say It Isn't So" and the good rocker "Adult Education." Latter-day compilations like 2001's Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates and 2004's Ultimate (which was reissued a year later under the title Essential) may cover their entire career in more detail -- and the duo certainly made great music before and after this era -- but as a snapshot of Hall & Oates at their finest, Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1: Greatest Hits can't be beat. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Studio / Live
- Hall & Oates
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Say It Isn't So
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sara Smile
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] She's Gone
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Rich Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Kiss on My List
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] You Make My Dreams
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Private Eyes
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Adult Education
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Maneater
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] One on One
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Wait for Me - (live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Family Man - (Bonus Track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - (Bonus Track)
- BMG (distributor)
- Spin (p.84) - "[They were] reared on Motown, street-corner doo-wop, and the Sound of Philadelphia....Emotionally undeniable hits..."
- 47m 48s
- Video Disabled
- Bob Clearmountain
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