Laughing Down Crying

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Laughing Down Crying
Daryl Hall Laughing Down Crying.jpg
Studio album by Daryl Hall
Released September 27, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Pop-Rock, Rock, R&B, Soul
Length 44:48
Label Verve, Verve Forecast
Producer Greg Bieck, John Fields, Daryl Hall, Paul Pesco, T-Bone Wolk
Daryl Hall chronology
Can't Stop Dreaming
(1996)
Laughing Down Crying
(2011)

Laughing Down Crying is the fifth solo album by American recording artist Daryl Hall. It was released on September 27, 2011, on Verve Records.[1][2] Co-producer and bandmate T-Bone Wolk died during early recording sessions for the disc; Hall dedicated the record to him.[3] Hall debuted the album on a two-part episode of his series Live from Daryl's House.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written & composed by Daryl Hall except as noted.
No. Title Length
1. "Laughing Down Crying" 4:11
2. "Talking To You (Is Like Talking To Myself)" 4:26
3. "Lifetime Of Love" 3:48
4. "Eyes For You (Ain't No Doubt About It)" 5:34
5. "Save Me" 4:17
6. "Message to Ya" (Hall, Paul Pesco) 4:15
7. "Wrong Side of History" 3:45
8. "Get Out of the Way" 4:59
9. "Crash & Burn" 4:44
10. "Problem With You" 4:38
Total length: 44:48

Singles[edit]

The lead single, Talking To You (Is Like Talking To Myself),[citation needed] reached number 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart on the November 12, 2011 issue, it stayed there for two weeks and remained on the chart for tewnty weeks and it was the most successful song of the album.[5]

The album's single of the same name peaked at number five on the Billboard's Smooth Jazz Songs chart on November 26, 2011 staying there for a week and reamining on the chart for 20 weeks.[6]

Eyes For You went to number 23 on the Adult Contemporary chart on July 14, 2012 staying there for a week and remained on the chart for 14 weeks.[7]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 142

Personnel[edit]

  • Daryl Hall: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, synthesized bass, keyboards, percussion[9]
  • Paul Pesco: acoustic & electric guitars
  • T-Bone Wolk: bass & acoustic guitars
  • Greg Bieck: keyboards, drum programming
  • Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Zev Katz: bass guitar
  • Klyde Jones: bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Fields: bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Charlie DeChant, David Mann: tenor saxophone
  • John Scarpulla: tenor & baritone saxophones
  • Mickey Curry, Shawn Pelton: drums, percussion
  • March Fry: backing vocals (4-6)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Laughing Down Crying by Daryl Hall". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Laughing Down Crying: Daryl Hall: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011-09-27). "Laughing Down Crying - Daryl Hall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/currentep.html?ep_id=62
  5. ^ "Daryl Hall - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Daryl Hall - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  7. ^ "Daryl Hall - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/300338/daryl-hall/chart?f=305
  9. ^ Personnel at discogs