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Hall And Oates Private Eyes

(Numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP)

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Hall and Oates Private Eyes on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity

1981 Album Established Parameters for Decade's Celebrated Pop Sounds

Includes "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," "Did It in a Minute"

Meticulous Merger of Pop, Soul, Rock, and R&B Crossed Over Into all Fields

Stylish, Sophisticated Production Comes to Fore on Mobile Fidelity Reissue, Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Hall and Oates' Voices and H20 Also Available on 180g LP

Hall and Oates could’ve easily followed the protocol established on their breakthrough Voices, done nothing else, and watched 1981’s follow-up Private Eyes scale the charts. Yet the duo continues to press forward, further refining the era-defining stylistic mélange that propelled them to mass stardom a year prior. The creative and artistic peak of the all-time best-selling male duo’s output, Private Eyes delivers relentless pop bliss and functions as an instruction manual that, as Rolling Stone opined, still teaches “the way to make rock girls, disco girls, and new-wave girls scream together.”

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s reissue presents the Top 5 album’s sharp, widescreen production values with awe-inspiring detail and palpable realism. For the first time, listeners can get inside the songs’ internal mechanisms by experiencing first-hand the vast surfeit understated sonic effects. Well-appointed tones now grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against synthesized backdrops. Each member’s singing also claims enhanced intimacy and balance. Offering tremendous insight, Mobile Fidelity’s LP doubles as a lesson in the construction and sustain of big, bold grooves.

Advancing their rhythmic support and melodic symmetry, Hall and Oates give extra space to their still-underrated backing band, affording the material a muscular punch and organic warmth crucial to their success and ability to transcend the largely artificial era. While the tandem’s peers often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard noises, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period’s savvy sounds with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.

Reflecting the album’s infallible level of quality control, no song disappoints. The three Top 40 singles—the title track, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” and “Your Imagination”—feature clever elements such as hand-clapped choruses and staccato piano lines. The distinctive traits complement the duo’s hallmark harmony vocals and add R&B flavors to already-scintillating pop concoctions. Yet Private Eyes’ pleasures advance well beyond the radio singles.

Whether witnessed via the taut tension of “Some Men,” reggae-splashed “Tell Me What You Want,” or Motown homage “Looking for a Good Sign,” the group’s blend of dance vibes, electrifying hooks, keyboard loops, and sleek beats epitomizes seduction, style, and swagger. Private Eyes is an 80s juggernaut that hasn’t lost a step. Utterly classic.

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Hall and Oates Private Eyes Track Listing:
  1. Private Eyes
  2. Looking for a Good Sign
  3. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  4. Mano a Mano
  5. Did It in a Minute
  6. Head Above Water
  7. Tell Me What You Want
  8. Friday Let Me Down
  9. Unguarded Minute
  10. Your Imagination
  11. Some Men
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