Live at the Apollo (Hall & Oates album)

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Live at the Apollo
Hall Oates Live at Apollo.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1985
RecordedMay 23, 1985
VenueApollo Theater, NYC
GenrePop, rock
Length51:00
LabelRCA Records
ProducerDaryl Hall, John Oates
Hall & Oates chronology
Big Bam Boom
(1984)
Live at the Apollo
(1985)
Ooh Yeah!
(1988)
David Ruffin chronology
Gentleman Ruffin
(1980)
Live at the Apollo
(1985)
Ruffin & Kendrick
(1988)
Eddie Kendricks chronology
I've Got My Eyes on You
(1983)
Live at the Apollo
(1985)
Ruffin & Kendrick
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Live at the Apollo is an album by Daryl Hall & John Oates released in September 1985, recorded live at the Apollo Theater in New York. It is subtitled "With David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks", of The Temptations-fame. The album is a mixture of their classics and some then-current songs by Hall & Oates. A VHS video of this concert with a different running order was released in 1987.

On July 13, 1985, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin appeared together at Live Aid, two months before this album was released.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Apollo Medley: Get Ready/Ain't Too Proud To Beg/The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Norman Whitfield/Eddie Holland, Smokey Robinson/Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson/Ronald White) 12:49
  2. "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) 4:44
  3. "Everytime You Go Away" (Hall) 7:07
Side Two
  1. "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" (Sara Allen, Hall, Oates) 7:58
  2. "One on One" (Hall) 5:50
  3. "Possession Obsession" (S. Allen, Hall, Oates) 5:54
  4. "Adult Education" (S. Allen, Hall, Oates) 6:34

On some releases, the "Apollo Medley" is separated into individual tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Bob Clearmountain, Daryl Hall, John Oates
  • Engineers: Bob Clearmountain, David Hewitt
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[3] 39
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[4] 25
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[5] 41
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 35
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 32
US Billboard 200[8] 21
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live at the Apollo at AllMusic
  2. ^ Live Aid Free Website – Detailed List of Artists Having Performed on July 13th, 1985 Retrieved February 28, 2012
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0587". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Hall & Oates – Live At The Apollo" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Hall & Oates – Live At The Apollo". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.