Hall & Oates - The Very Best Of

Limited Edition 2LP Grey & Blue Vinyl Records, Reissue

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The Very Best Of is a compilation album by American pop rock duo Hall & Oates, originally released in January 2001 via RCA Records.

Daryl Hall and John Oates hail from Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing. John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, either separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll, soul and rhythm and blues.

Hall & Oates have sold an estimated 40 million records throughout their career, making them the third best-selling music duo of all time. Hall & Oates are best known for their six No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss On My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out Of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40. In total, they had 34 chart hits on the US Billboard Hot 100, seven RIAA platinum albums, and six RIAA gold albums.

Because of that chart success, Billboard magazine named them the most successful duo of the rock era. This success did not translate to the UK where they never had a number one single or album, only one of their albums entered on the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and only two of their singles reached the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart along with six singles on the Top 40 of the same chart.

In 2003, Hall & Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard magazine had Hall & Oates at No. 15 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time and the No. 1 duo. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014, and on 2 September 2016 they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates 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.

Hall & Oates weren't unadventurous either, 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 their best songs) more than hold their own alongside familiar items like "Sara Smile", "You Make My Dreams", "Private Eyes", “Rich Girl”, “Kiss On My List” 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.

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates reached #28 on the US Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart. The compilation has been re-released a number of times including this first vinyl edition on 12 August 2016, and re-entered on the U.S charts in 2016, this time peaking at #10 on the Top Pop Catalogue Albums Chart and #124 on the Billboard 200.

This double album 2LP record set is a 2016 limited edition reissue on grey (LP1) and blue (LP2) coloured vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in Europe via RCA Records.

(17555)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Sara Smile

3:10

A2

Rich Girl

2:27

A3

It’s A Laugh (Single Version)

3:46

A4

Wait For Me

4:09

A5

You’ve Lost That Loving’ Feelin’

4:39

B1

Kiss On My List

4:25

B2

You Make My Dreams

3:10

B3

Private Eyes

3:40

B4

I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)

5:11

B5

Did It In A Minute

3:40

C1

Maneater

4:34

C2

One On One

4:20

C3

Family Man

3:27

C4

Say It Isn’t So

4:20

D1

Adult Education (Promotional 12”)

4:37

D2

Out Of Touch (Single Version)

4:12

D3

Method Of Modern Love

5:35

D4

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

5:26

SKU 17555
Record Label RCA Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985330971
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 August 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 23 January 2001
Barcode # 889853309719
Shipping Weight 0.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Grey (LP1) & Blue (LP2) Coloured Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue, Compilation
Vinyl Colour Blue
Vinyl Colour Grey
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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