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Sacred Songs

Daryl Hall

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Album Review

In what must be the most bizarre coupling ever, Hall is accompanied by none other than King Crimson figurehead Robert Fripp on production and, of course, on guitar. This record suffered at the hands of record company mismanagement. Originally recorded in 1977, Sacred Songs wasn't granted a release until 1980. RCA worried about Hall's lack of commercial vision. However Hall and Fripp's creativity strangely works. Sure, there are pieces that wouldn't do as singles, but for an album regarded as being so uncommercial, there are plenty that could have been: the wacky title song, "Something in 4/4 Time," "Farther Away," and "Why Was It So Easy" (the latter being one of Hall's best ballads). Most bonkers of all is "Babs and Babs," a straight-ahead Daryl Hall track until a Fripp soundscape kicks in from nowhere! Fripp's own "Urban Landscape" shows him having withdrawal symptoms from Bowie's infamous Heroes sessions. The onward march of studio technology means that the sound here is slightly dated. Still, it's a must-have purchase, ending with another killer ballad "Without Tears" — Earth magic indeed.

Customer Reviews

mutualism

A brilliant and hard to find LP. Fripp and Hall play off each other well, and I wish the two had continued to work together.

Completion of a Trilogy

This album is the third release of a trilogy of albums with Peter Gabriel and Robert Fripp, with Fripp underpinning the project and appearing on and producing all three albums. You will find Urban Landscape, You Burn Me Up I'm a Cigarette and North Star on Fripp's 1979 album Exposure. Peter Gabriel's second album (Scratch) from 1978 is his contribution and you will find common tracks with Fripp's Exposure as well.

Biography

Born: October 11, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Philadelphia-born Daryl Hall is best known for being part of the '70s and '80s duo Hall & Oates, responsible for such hits as "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)." Hall attended Philadelphia's Temple University, where he met future partner John Oates. They played together for a short time in the late '60s, until Oates decided to transfer schools. Hall did not let this discourage his musical career, though, and he began playing with the rock group Gulliver. The band produced...
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