Change of Season

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This article is about the Hall & Oates album. For the Dream Theater album, see A Change of Seasons. For the song by the Matthew Good Band, see Underdog.
Change of Season
Studio album by Hall & Oates
Released 1990
Recorded Summer 1989 - Winter 1990
Genre Pop, rock
Length 56:42
Label Arista
Producer Daryl Hall, John Oates, Danny Kortchmar, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Tyson, Dave Stewart, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Ric Wake
Hall & Oates chronology
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Change of Season
The Atlantic Collection

Change of Season is the fourteenth studio album from Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1990. The lead single "So Close" was co-written with Jon Bon Jovi and Danny Kortchmar, and hit a high of No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the second and final album for Arista.

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Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "So Close" (Daryl Hall, George Green, with additional music by Jon Bon Jovi and Danny Kortchmar) - 4:40
  2. "Starting All Over Again" (Phillip Mitchell) - 4:06
  3. "Sometimes a Mind Changes" (Hall) - 4:09
  4. "Change of Season" (John Oates, Bobby Mayo) - 5:43
  5. "I Ain't Gonna Take It This Time" (Hall) - 3:55
  6. "Everywhere I Look" (Hall) - 4:24
Side 2
  1. "Give It Up (Old Habits)" (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) - 4:02
  2. "Don't Hold Back Your Love" (Richard Page, Gerald O'Brien, David Tyson) - 5:14
  3. "Halfway There" (Hall) - 5:31
  4. "Only Love" (Oates, Jo Cang) - 4:37
  5. "Heavy Rain" (David A. Stewart) - 5:26
  6. "So Close (Unplugged version)" - 4:54


  • Production Coordination: David Barratt
  • Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 Arranged & Produced By Daryl Hall, John Oates & T-Bone Wolk. Recorded & Mixed By Larry Alexander; Assistant Engineer: Pete Moshay. Mixed By Joe Pirrera
  • Track 1 Produced By Danny Kortchmar & Jon Bon Jovi; Engineered By Ross Hogarth; Mixed By Paul Lani
  • Track 7 Produced By Ric Wake; Arranged By Ric Wake & Daryl Hall. Engineered & Mixed By Bob Cadway; Assistant Engineers: Dan Hetzel & Thomas R. Yezzi
  • Track 8 Produced By Dave Tyson. Engineered By Kevin Doyle, David Knight, Greg Dromin, Tom Nellen, Charley Pollard, Andrew Raffi, Craig Portelis & Bill Molina. Mixed By Kevin Doyle
  • Track 11 Produced By David A. Stewart & Daryl Hall. Engineered By Pete Moshay & Duane Seykora; Assistant Engineer: Pat McDougal. Mixed By Brian Malouf
  • Mastered By Bob Ludwig


The band[edit]

  • Daryl Hall: lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, tambourine
  • John Oates: lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bongos, clay drum
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, Wurlitzer piano, percussion, tambourine, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Ripp: electric and acoustic guitars
  • Bobby Mayo: backing vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizers, keyboards
  • Charlie DeChant: saxophone
  • Mike Braun: drums, percussion
  • Jimmy Bralower: Akai MPC-60 drum programming
  • Mike Klvana: additional synth programming
  • Pete Moshay: sequencing, programming, tambourine

Additional musicians[edit]


  1. "So Close"
  2. "She's Gone (Live May 3rd, 1990)"
  3. "Can't Help Falling In Love"
  4. "So Close (Unplugged)"
  • "Everywhere I Look"
  1. "Everywhere I Look"
  2. "Sometimes a Mind Changes"
  3. "I Can't Go For That (Ben Liebrand Remix)" - 6:22
  • "Don't Hold Back Your Love" (Promotional CD)
  1. "Don't Hold Back Your Love (Single Version)"
  2. "Don't Hold Back Your Love (Album Version)"
  • Starting All Over Again (Promotional CD)
  1. "Starting All Over Again (Radio Mix)"
  2. "Starting All Over Again (Unplugged Version)"