Daryl Hall & John Oates
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
||Camellia||Daryl Hall & John Oates||2:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sara Smile||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Alone Too Long||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Out of Me, Out of You||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Nothing At All||Daryl Hall & John Oates||4:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gino (The Manager)||Daryl Hall & John Oates||4:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||You Know It Doesn't Matter Anymore||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ennui On the Mountain||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Grounds for Separation||Daryl Hall & John Oates||4:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Soldering||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What's Important to Me||Daryl Hall & John Oates||3:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ice||Daryl Hall & John Oates||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Switching to RCA, Hall & Oates recorded a self-titled album that fulfilled their early promise as pop-savvy blue-eyed soul craftsmen. A few of the tracks fall flat — including the reggae-tinged "Soldering" and the pompous "Ennui on the Mountain" — but much of the album is lush and catchy, featuring ballads and midtempo numbers that are nearly as engaging as the duo's breakthrough single, "Sara Smile."
Better than Abandoned Luncheonette? Yes. Perfection on 8track, but this will do just fine.
So smooth. Before Hall & Oates positioned themselves as an MTV slick, modern hit factory in the 80's, this came out. This is confident, soulful and mostly without gimmickry. A deeply analog sound, executed with a laid back touch, that didn't quite match the tenor of the times. And the album cover? For a real laugh find a copy of the lyric sheet that came with it. Strategy wise it wasn't the management teams best move, these guys always had a tough time presenting an image of themselves. As with all of their albums there are some misfires (most of the second half) to be sure, but overall this is the coolest album they released. The second single Sara Smile gets all the attention but the first, Camellia, soars.
Don't the album cover deceive
Yes the album cover is probably in the top 20 worst of all time in album covers but the is a great album. Hall and Oates are great. Buy this album if you don't have it
Formed: 1972 in Philadelphia, PA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s