Daryl Hall & John Oates (album)
|Daryl Hall & John Oates|
|Studio album by Hall & Oates|
|Released||August 18, 1975|
|Producer||Daryl Hall, John Oates, Christopher Bond|
|Hall & Oates chronology|
Daryl Hall & John Oates is the self-titled fourth studio album by Hall & Oates, and their first album released by RCA Records in 1975. This is sometimes labeled The Silver Album because of its metallic glam rock style cover. In 2000 Buddah Records re-released the album with two bonus tracks ("What's Important to Me" and "Ice"). It featured an album cover in which Daryl and John are overly made up with make-up to the point where they looked like women. Hall would later say in an interview for VH1's Behind the Music that he looked like "the girl I always wanted to go out with" on that album cover.
"Grounds For Separation", according to Daryl Hall, was going to be used in the Sylvester Stallone movie Rocky. Frank Stallone, Sylvester's brother, had been in a band with John Oates called Valentine and this connection got them a shot at an appearance on the soundtrack. The movie, however, was slow to get off the ground, and Hall and Oates withdrew the song.
"Gino (The Manager)" is about the duo's manager at the time. The record jacket insert reads "And introducing Tommy Mottola as 'Little Gino.' " In 2009, the song was remixed and included on the duo's 4-CD box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are.
All tracks by Daryl Hall & John Oates unless noted.
- Side One
- "Camellia" (Oates) 2:48
- "Sara Smile" - 3:07
- "Alone Too Long" (Oates) 3:21
- "Out of Me, Out of You" - 3:28
- "Nothing at All" - 4:24
- Side Two
- "Gino (The Manager)" - 4:10
- "(You Know) It Doesn't Matter Anymore" - 3:07
- "Ennui on the Mountain" - 3:15
- "Grounds for Separation" (Hall) - 4:12
- "Soldering" (Ewart Beckford, Alvin Ranglin) - 3:24
- Remastered CD Bonus Tracks
- "What's Important to Me (Demo)" (Hall) - 3:46
- "Ice (Demo)" (Oates) - 2:57
- Daryl Hall - lead vocals (2, 4-10, 11), backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, vibraphone
- John Oates - backing vocals, lead vocals (1, 3, 12), guitars
- Jim Gordon - drums
- Sandy Allen - background vocals on "(You Know) It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
- Michael Baird - drums on "Grounds for Separation"
- Christopher Bond - synthesizer, guitars, string & horn arrangements
- Gary Coleman - percussion
- Scott Edwards - bass
- Ed Greene - drums
- Clarence McDonald - keyboards
- Tommy Mottola - synthesizer on "Gino (The Manager)"
- Leland Sklar - bass
- George Harrison - slide guitar on "(You Know) It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
- Produced by Daryl Hall, John Oates & Christopher Bond
- Engineered by Armin Steiner, assisted by Barry Rudolph
- Recorded at Larrabee Sound Studio (North Hollywood, CA) & Western Sound Recorders (Los Angeles, CA)
- Mixed by Barry Rudolph at Sound Labs (Hollywood, CA)
- Mastered by Allen Zentz at Allen Zentz Mastering (San Clemente, CA)
- A&R Coordination: Margie Meoli
- Make-up & Cover Concept: Pierre Laroche
- Photography: Bill King
- 2000 Reissue
- Producers: Jeremy Holiday & Rob Santos
- Editing, Mixing: Dennis Ferrante
- Mastering: Elliott Federman
- Digital Transfers Technician: Bob Harty
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Daryl Hall & John Oates (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
- At the 16m15s mark of VH1's Behind the Music: "Hall & Oates" http://www.vh1.com/video/behind-the-music-remastered/full-episodes/behind-the-music-remastered-daryl-hall-john-oates/1653842/playlist.jhtml#vid=1032295
- "Mottola and Music". latimes.com.