Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates

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Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
Studio album by The Bird and the Bee
Released March 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
Genre Indie pop, electronic
Length 30:11
Label Blue Note
Producer Greg Kurstin
The Bird and the Bee chronology
Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future
(2009)
Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Billboard favorable[4]
The Independent 3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6]
The New York Times favorable[7]
Now 2/5[8]
Phoenix New Times C[9]
PopMatters 5/10[10]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[11]

Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates is the third studio album by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee. It was released on March 23, 2010 by Blue Note Records and is a tribute album to Hall & Oates.

The album includes eight classic Daryl Hall and John Oates covers, along with the original song "Heard It on the Radio". Shirley Manson of the alternative rock band Garbage performs backing vocals during the chorus of their cover of the 1982 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Maneater".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heard It on the Radio"   Greg Kurstin, Inara George 3:03
2. "I Can't Go for That"   Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen 3:36
3. "Rich Girl"   Hall 2:49
4. "Sara Smile"   Hall, Oates 3:06
5. "Kiss on My List"   Janna Allen, Hall 4:19
6. "Maneater"   Hall, Oates, S. Allen 3:32
7. "She's Gone"   Hall, Oates 3:03
8. "Private Eyes"   Hall, Warren Pash, S. Allen, J. Allen 3:03
9. "One on One"   Hall 3:40

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates adapted from liner notes.[13]

The Bird and the Bee
  • Greg Kurstin – bass, drums, engineer, keyboards, mixing, producer, programming (all tracks); guitar (6)
  • Inara George – vocals
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 145
US Billboard 200[15] 75
US Alternative Albums[15] 14
US Rock Albums[15] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interpreting The Masters, Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall And John Oates – The Bird And The Bee". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates – The Bird and the Bee". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Koski, Genevieve (March 23, 2010). "The Bird And The Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ouellette, Dan (March 26, 2010). "The Bird & the Bee, "Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates"". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (August 20, 2010). "Album: The Bird And The Bee, Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: a Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (Blue Note Records)". The Independent. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Wappler, Margaret (March 22, 2010). "Album review: the Bird and the Bee's 'Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ Chinen, Nate (March 25, 2010). "Inside a Troubled Mind, and Mideast Musical Theories". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ Keller, Jason (April 22, 2010). "The Bird And The Bee – Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates". Now. Now Communications. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ Bennett, Jay (March 29, 2010). "The Bird and the Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates". Phoenix New Times. Village Voice Media. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ Bergstrom, John (March 26, 2010). "The Bird and the Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates". PopMatters. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ Henderson, Eric (March 22, 2010). "The Bird and the Bee: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Guiltless Pleasures Volume1 – A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates The Bird And The Bee [CD]". CDJapan. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (CD liner notes). The Bird and the Bee. Blue Note Records. 2010. 509996 26234 2 1. 
  14. ^ "ザ・バード&ザ・ビーのアルバム売り上げランキング" [The Bird and the Bee album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c "Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates – The Bird and the Bee : Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 30, 2013.