Hall and Oates Rock 'n Soul Part I on Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD From Mobile Fidelity
The Definitive Hall and Oates Greatest-Hits Compilation: Rock 'n Soul Part I Loaded With Nine Top 10 Singles, Including "Kiss On My List" and "Private Eyes"
Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: Amazing-Sounding Mobile Fidelity SACD Reissue Dazzles With Lifelike Tones, Smooth
Vocals, and Incredible Detail
Blue-Eyed Soul and New-Wave Pop Duo Dominated the Charts: All the
Signature Songs From the 1970s and 80s Are Here, From "Sara Smile" and
"She's Gone" to "Maneater"
Other compilations have longer track lists and go farther back into their career, but no Hall and Oates greatest-hits collection surpasses Rock 'n Soul Part I.
Originally released at the height of the duo's career in fall 1983, the
12-song set functions as a time machine back into an era when Daryl Hall and John Oates dominated
the charts with songs that have long since become standards. While a
majority of the anthology draws from the group's trio of mammoth RCA
albums spanning 1980 through 1982, it also includes the pair's only
three Top 10 smashes from the 1970s: "Sara Smile," "She's Gone," and the
chart-topping "Rich Girl." One-stop shopping for the absolute best of Hall & Oates doesn't come any easier.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD reissue presents nine Top 10 Hall and Oates
singles with awe-inspiring detail and palpable realism. Lifelike tones
grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against
synthesized backdrops. Each member's singing claims enhanced intimacy
and balance. The collective harmonies sound sharper, the dynamics
richer, and the soundstages wider and deeper. While the tandem's peers
often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard devices, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period's savvy styles with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.
Indeed, with one listen to this definitive-sounding SACD version of Rock ‘n Soul Part I,
and you'll understand why the duo's music not only ruled radio and
record stores in the Reagan era but also continues to be referenced by
influential artists today. You already likely know every song – or
nearly every one of them – here by heart. Arriving upon a near-flawless fusion of dance grooves, soft rock rhythms, smooth vocals, romantic sentiments, catchy beats, and spotless hooks
with #1 singles such as "Kiss On My List" and "Private Eyes," the
collaborators simultaneously crossed over into multiple markets and
All the trademarks – swinging verse structures, call-and-response
choruses, stick-in-your-head bridges, sleek keyboard layers, doo-wop
fills, and, in some places, reggae-nodding accents or cool saxophone
lines to stir up the mood and atmosphere – that make the duo's music
irresistible pulse throughout Rock ‘n Soul Part I. Eight
of the singles included here cracked the Top 5. They remain prototype
intersections of blue-eyed soul, edge new wave, and dance, blueprints
for pop mastery that catapulted Hall and Oates to becoming the most successful duo in rock history.
Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees'
standard-setting equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft
on their signature hits like never before. Secure your numbered-edition copy of Rock ‘n Soul Part I from Music Direct today!
Hall and Oates Rock 'n Soul Part I Track Listing:
1. Say It Ain't So
2. Sara Smile
3. She's Gone
4. Rich Girl
5. Kiss On My List
6. You Make My Dreams
7. Private Eyes
8. Adult Education
9. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
11. One on One
12. Wait for Me