is the twelfth Big Bam Boom studio album by Hall & Oates, released by RCA Records late in 1984. It marked the end of one of the most successful album runs by a duo of the 1980s. RCA issued a remastered version in July 2004 with four bonus tracks. The song "Out of Touch" (the first single) was a #1 pop hit, and charted in several other areas (#24 Hot Black Singles, #8 on the Adult Contemporary charts and #1 on the dance charts, #48 in the UK). Another song taken from the album, the Daryl Hall and Janna Allen-penned "Method of Modern Love" reached a high point of #5.
Big Bam Boom peaked at No. 5 and sold over three million copies worldwide.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Dance on Your Knees" (Hall,
Arthur Baker) - 1:27 "
Out of Touch" (Hall, Oates) - 4:21 "
Method of Modern Love" (Hall, Janna Allen) - 5:34 "Bank on Your Love" (Hall, Oates, Sara Allen) - 4:18
"Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid" (Hall) - 5:26
"Going Thru the Motions" (Hall, Oates, Janna Allen, Sara Allen) - 5:40
"Cold Dark and Yesterday" (Oates) - 4:40
"All American Girl" (Hall, Oates, Sara Allen) - 4:28
"Possession Obsession" (Hall, Oates, Sara Allen, Janna Allen) - 4:36
Remastered CD Bonus Tracks
"Out of Touch (12" version)" - 7:42
"Method of Modern Love (12" version)" - 7:49
"Possession Obsession (12" version)" - 6:31
"Dance on Your Knees (12" version)" - 6:40
Personnel [ edit ]
Daryl Hall - lead vocals (1-6, 8), backing vocals, synthesizers, electric guitar, vibraphone, arrangements
John Oates - lead vocals (7, 9), backing vocals, synthesizers, electric guitar, synth guitar, arrangements Brian Doyle - electric guitars, harmonica
Coati Mundi - Spanish vocals
Bashiri Johnson - percussion, timbales Jimmy Bralower -
LinnDrum programming Jay Burnett - percussion
Wells Christy -
Mickey Curry - drums Anthony Aquilato - keyboard and synth drum technician
Charles DeChant - saxophone Robbie Kilgore - keyboards, synthesizer programming
Mike Klvana - keyboard technician
Clive Smith -
G.E. Smith - electric guitar
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk - synthesizer, bass guitar, electric guitar, arrangements
Production [ edit ]
Producers: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Bob Clearmountain
Engineering: Jay Burnett and Bob Clearmountain
Assistant Engineers: Gary Hellman, Bruce Buchalter and Michael Sauvage
Mixing: Bob Cleamountain
"Mix Consultant and Additional Production"; also remixing on tracks #10-13:
Arthur Baker Editing on tracks #10-13:
The Latin Rascals Mastering:
Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York, NY) Art Direction and Artwork: Mick Haggerty
Cover Photography: Jean Pagliuso
Inner Photography: Jean Pagliuso and Larry Williams
Liner Notes: Yuji Muraoka
Management and Direction:
Singles [ edit ]
"Out of Touch"
"Method of Modern Love"
"Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid"
References [ edit ]