- Released: July 18, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid
- 2.Do What You Want, Be What You Are
- 3.Someone Like You
- 4.Melody For A Memory
- 5.Every Time You Go Away
- 6.Have I Been Away Too Long
- 7.You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
- 8.Go Solo
- 9.Sara Smile
- 10.Bigger Than Both Of Us
- 11.August Day
- 12.Open All Night
- 13.Posession Obsession
- 14.One On One
Hall & Oates: Daryl Hall, John Oates (vocals).
Producers include: Hall & Oates, Bob Clearmountain, David A. Stewart, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, David Foster.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Released as part of a series commemorating RCA's 100th anniversary, Ballads Collection is a mixture of hits and album tracks from material released between 1975 and 1982. While a remixed version of "Every Time You Go Away" is the closest we get to the duo's super-huge-'80s output, this set does include earlier favorites, like the smooth, blue-eyed soul of "Sara Smile," their hit cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and the 12" single version of "One on One." There isn't much here for Hall & Oates completists, but the album does serve as a nice cross-section of hits and album cuts from the duo's high-flying middle period. Casual fans looking for a definitive retrospective will get a bigger kick out of the 2001 RCA release Very Best of. ~ Johnny Loftus