Hall & Oates Very Best of Hall & Oates

Very Best of Hall & Oates
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: RCA

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Q - 4/01, pp.118,121
3 stars out of 5 - "...The duo's brightly polished AOR was omnipresent throughout the '80s and some of it was even good..."


  • Buy for $1.291.Sara Smile
  • Buy for $1.292.Rich Girl
  • Buy for $0.993.It's A Laugh (Single Version)
  • Buy for $0.994.Wait For Me
  • Buy for $1.295.Kiss On My List
  • Buy for $1.296.You Make My Dreams
  • Buy for $1.297.Private Eyes
  • Buy for $1.298.I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  • Buy for $1.299.Did It In A Minute
  • Buy for $0.9910.Maneater
  • Buy for $1.2911.One On One
  • Buy for $1.2912.Family Man
  • Buy for $0.9913.Say It Isn't So
  • Buy for $1.2914.Adult Education (Promotional 12in)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Out Of Touch (Single Version)
  • Buy for $1.2916.Method Of Modern Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

Product Description:

Hall & Oates: Darryl Hall, John Oates (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
Producers: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Christopher Bond, David Foster, Bob Clearmountain.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.
All tracks have been digitally remastered by Bill Lacey.
Photographer: Lynn Goldsmith.
There's one thing wrong with The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, and it's minor -- the promotional 12" mix of "Adult Education" is included in favor of the 7" version. This isn't a big deal and it doesn't mar what is the best overview of Hall & Oates' RCA years, the era when they became the biggest-selling duo in the history of rock. If the Atlantic years were more adventurous, dabbling in folk and album rock, The Very Best of demonstrates the virtues of consistency, since these blue-eyed soul songs rank among the very finest singles (and songs) of their time. And Hall & Oates weren't unadventurous, either, since they deftly blended elements of new wave, contemporary soul, and soft rock into their signature sound. Most impressively, smaller hits like "Wait for Me" and the splendid "Did It in a Minute" (easily one of the greatest songs they ever cut) more than hold their own alongside familiar items like "Sara Smile," "You Make My Dreams," "Private Eyes," and "Maneater." Hall & Oates may not have been hip, but they made addictive soul-pop that not only rocketed to the top of the charts but has stood the test of time as some of the best pop made during the early '80s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • Sales Rank: 4,845
  • UPC: 078636931920
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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