Change of Season

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Change of Season
Hall Oates Change of Season.jpg
Studio album by Hall & Oates
Released October 9, 1990
Recorded Summer 1989 - Winter 1990
Genre Pop, rock
Length 56:42
Label Arista
Producer Daryl Hall, John Oates, Danny Kortchmar, Jon Bon Jovi, David Tyson, Dave Stewart, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Ric Wake
Hall & Oates chronology
Ooh Yeah!
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 (Track 7), Pete Moshay (Tracks 2-6, 9, 10, 12), Shari Sutcliffe (Track 8).
  • 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 David 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.
  • Recorded at A-Pawling Studios (Pawling, NY); Cove City Sound Studios (Long Island, NY); New River Studios (Fort Lauderdale, FL); Sunset Sound Factory, Conway Recording Studios & Westlake Audio (Hollywood, CA); Studio 55 & Orca Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mixed at A-Pawling Studios, Conway Recording Studios, The Hit Factory (New York City, NY), The Music Palace (West Hempstead, NY), Summa Studios (Los Angeles, CA) & Chapel Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York City, NY).


The band[edit]

  • Daryl Hall: lead vocals (1-9, 11, 12), backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandola, tambourine
  • John Oates: backing vocals, lead vocals (2, 4, 10), electric and acoustic guitars, bongos, clay drum
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, Wurlitzer, percussion, tambourine, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Rip: 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 synthesizer programming
  • Pete Moshay: sequencing, programming, tambourine

Additional musicians[edit]

Other Credits
  • Art Direction & Photography: Prudence Whittlesey
  • Management: Champion Entertainment Organization, Inc.


  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)"