Hall & Oates - The Very Best Of (Vinyl)

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The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates is a 2001 compilation album by the duo Hall & Oates. It has a more expansive tracklist than the duo's previous greatest hits releases and features the full-length album versions of most songs rather than their edited single versions. A very popular record by two very popular people!


2xLP pressing Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Gray / Blue vinyl.

 



I try to avoid buying greatest hits compilations, but sometimes I'd like some songs by an artist without digging through an extensive discography. Based on this compilation, Hall & Oates are prime for this type of release. Judging from the deeper cuts on here, I would not have enjoyed listening through their albums for the songs that I like. This could have easily been trimmed down, as their big hits are really the only good tracks on here (save for possibly one exception or two).
Listening to them for over 70 minutes straight gives you a good taste of an artist's tendencies. For Hall & Oates, it's their preference for riding out the final chorus of a song for far too long before fading out, typically throwing in some corny over-the-top ad-libs as well. I find the ad-libs endearing, but not the repetitive endings.
When they hit upon a good hook, though, the song can be some fine pop craftsmanship. I bought this a few weeks ago, and since then I've had several instances of one of my favorite tracks being stuck in my head.
Favorite Tracks: Rich Girl, Kiss On My List, You Make My Dreams, Private Eyes, I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Maneater, One On One



By: Quespito. 


A1 Sara Smile
A2 Rich Girl
A3 It's A Laugh
A4 Wait For Me
A5 You've Lost That Loving Feeling
B1 Kiss On My List
B2 You Make My Dreams
B3 Private Eyes
B4 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
B5 Did It In A Minute
C1 Maneater
C2 One on One
C3 Family Man
C4 Say It Isin't So
D1 Adult Education
D2 Out Of Touch
D3 Method of Modern Love
D4 Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid



Catalogue Number:  88985330971

Record Label: RCA / Sony