Bigger Than Both of Us

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Bigger Than Both of Us
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Studio album by Hall & Oates
Released August 1976
Genre Pop, soft rock, blue-eyed soul
Length 34:51
Label RCA
Producer Christopher Bond
Hall & Oates chronology
Daryl Hall & John Oates
(1975)
Bigger Than Both of Us
(1976)
No Goodbyes
(1977)

Bigger Than Both of Us is the fifth studio album by Daryl Hall and John Oates, released in 1976. The album included the first of their six #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "Rich Girl". Hall & Oates released a song titled "Bigger Than Both of Us" on their Beauty on a Back Street album one year later.

"Do What You Want, Be What You Are" was covered by The Dramatics in 1979.

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (not rated) link

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Back Together Again" (John Oates) - 3:25
  2. "Rich Girl" (Daryl Hall) - 2:24
  3. "Crazy Eyes" (Oates) - 3:03
  4. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are" (Hall, Oates) - 4:33
  5. "Kerry" (Stephen Dees, Hall) - 3:50
Side Two
  1. "London Luck & Love" (Sara Allen, Hall, Oates) - 3:01
  2. "Room to Breathe" (Allen, Hall) - 4:13
  3. "You'll Never Learn" (Hall, Oates) - 4:14
  4. "Falling" (Hall) - 6:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Daryl Hall - lead vocals (except tracks 1, 3 and 8), backing vocals, keyboards, mandola, synthesizer, arrangements
  • John Oates - lead vocals on tracks 1, 3 and 8, backing vocals, rhythm guitars, harmonica, arrangements
  • Christopher Bond - lead guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements, string and horn arrangements
  • James Getzoff - concertmaster, conductor
  • Stephen Dees - co-arrangements on "Kerry"
  • Tom Scott - flute, saxophone, lyricon
  • Charles DeChant - saxophone
  • Tom Hensley - acoustic piano
  • Scotty Edwards - bass
  • Leland Sklar - bass
  • Jim Gordon - drums
  • Ed Greene - drums
  • Slugger Blue - "G kick" drums on "You'll Never Learn"
  • Gary Coleman - percussion

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Christopher Bond
  • Engineered and Mixed by John Arrias and John Mills
  • Strings engineered by Armin Steiner
  • Recorded at Cherokee Studios (Hollywood, CA)
  • Mixed at Sound Labs (Hollywood, CA)
  • Mastered by Allen Zentz at Allen Zentz Mastering (San Clemente, CA)
  • Cover Artwork: Ron Barry
  • Cover Concept and Design: Daryl Hall
  • Cover Photo: Gribbitt Photography
  • Insert Photo: Kathy Hohl and Sam Emmerson