Rock 'n Soul Part 1

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Rock 'n Soul Part 1
Hall Oates Rock n Soul.jpg
Greatest hits album by Hall & Oates
Released October 18, 1983 (1983-10-18)
Recorded 1973 – September 1983
Length 47:48
Label RCA Records
Hall & Oates chronology
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Rock 'n Soul Part 1
Big Bam Boom
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Singles from Rock 'n Soul Part 1
  1. "Say It Isn't So"
    Released: October 29, 1983
  2. "Adult Education"
    Released: February 18, 1984

Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (also titled Greatest Hits – Rock 'n Soul Part 1) is a greatest hits album by American musical duo Hall & Oates, credited as "Daryl Hall John Oates" on the album cover. Released by RCA Records in October 18, 1983, the album featured mostly hit singles recorded by the duo and released by RCA, along with one single from the duo's period with Atlantic Records and two previously unreleased songs recorded earlier in the year: "Say It Isn't So" and "Adult Education".

The album was originally released on LP and cassette, with sides labeled "Side One" and "Side A",[2] and was the duo's first album to be released on the then-new compact disc format.[citation needed] In 2006, the album was re-released on CD by RCA and Legacy Recordings with two bonus tracks. On October 16, 2015 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released the album on SACD but it doesn't include the bonus tracks of the 2006 CD.[3]

The duo pacted with HBO for a concert special, it became their first for pay-tv, they performed a show at the Montreal Forum in Quebec, Canada on March 10 and 11, 1983, the performance was filmed and released as a VHS called: Rock 'n Soul Live, the video was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 15, 1986 denoting shipments of 50,000.[4][5][6] The concert was premiered on HBO on March 20, 1983, it features selections from the duo's album H2O, it was directed by Mike Mansfield and produced by Danny O'Donovan.[4]

This compilation mostly features single versions of the songs.

Artwork and packaging[edit]

The cover of Rock 'n Soul Part 1 was illustrated by Nancy Dwyer with photography by Larry Williams and art direction, on the original release, by Jeb Brien, Dwyer and Ron Kellum; in the cover photo, the band members are dressed in the same costumes from the music video for "One on One." The original LP release also featured a limited edition twelve-month calendar for 1984 designed by Joe Telmach.[2] The 2006 CD release by RCA and Legacy with the reissue's art direction and design by Howard Fritzson and Bob Jones, respectively. The CD case featured four alternate album covers on the inlay with fold-out liner notes with a reproduction of the twelve-month calendar as well as "The Rock 'n Soul Part 1 Sessions" by bassist Tom "T-Bone" Wolk.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say It Isn't So" (Daryl Hall) – 4:17
  2. "Sara Smile" (Hall, John Oates) – 3:09
  3. "She's Gone" [Single Version] (Hall, Oates) – 3:26
  4. "Rich Girl" (Hall) – 2:24
  5. "Kiss on My List" [45 Version] (Hall, Janna Allen) – 3:52
  6. "You Make My Dreams" (Hall, Oates, Sara Allen) – 3:07
  7. "Private Eyes" [Edited Version] (Hall, S. Allen, J. Allen, Warren Pash) – 3:27
  8. "Adult Education" (Hall, Oates, S. Allen) – 5:23
  9. "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" [Single Version] (Hall, Oates, S. Allen, J. Allen) – 3:45
  10. "Maneater" (Hall, Oates, S. Allen) – 4:31
  11. "One on One" [Single Version] (Hall) – 3:57
  12. "Wait for Me" [Recorded live at the Montreal Forum in March, 1983] (Hall) – 6:03
2006 remastered CD bonus tracks
  1. "Family Man" (Maggie Reilly, Morris Pert, Mike Oldfield, Kim Cross, Rick Fenn, Mike Frye) – 3:25
  2. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" [Single Version] (Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 4:09


Charts and certifications[edit]


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  2. ^ a b Rock 'n Soul Part 1 (Vinyl sleeve/labels). Daryl Hall & John Oates. RCA Records. 1983. CPL1-4858. 
  3. ^ "Hall and Oates - Rock 'n Soul Part 1 Ultradisc UHRâ"¢ Hybrid SACD". Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Music Monitor". Billboard - July 2, 1983 (PDF). Billboard Magazine. p. 32. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock 'n Soul Live [VHS]". Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ "American video certifications — Hall & Oates — Rock 'n Soul Live". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2017-08-26. 
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  8. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 4428a". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
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  13. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Hall & Oates – Rock 'n Soul Part 1". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Hall & Oates – Rock 'n' Soul, Part I". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH