Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates CD (2009)

Artist: Daryl Hall

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They are the most successful pop music duo of all time. Daryl Hall and John Oates have long since surpassed Simon and Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers in the annals of pop pairings, having scored no less than 22 Billboard Top 20 singles, including six number ones, six platinum albums (sales of more than one million copies) plus another six gold LPs (sales of more than 500,000 units). Spanning the years 1966-2009, DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE: THE MUSIC OF DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES, the definitive Hall & Oates anthology, collects 74 sublime tracks, culled from seven different labels on its four discs. The set showcases 16 previously unreleased cuts including a host of wonderful live performances, as well as never before heard studio tracks and remixes. This set is enhanced with an eloquent introductory essay penned by pop critic Roy Trakin, plus invaluable track-by-track annotation and commentary regarding each track by Daryl Hall and John Oates, drawn from extensive interviews by Ken Sharp.

Specifications

Label RCA Records/sbme
SKU 211981828
UPC 886973697429
UPC 14 00886973697429
Format CD
Release Date 10/13/2009
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Author Daryl Hall
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Compilation Appearance Gold(2cd)
Compilation Appearance Gold: 80's
Compilation Appearance Pure 80's:number 1's
Compilation Appearance Real 70s:polyester Hits
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits Of The 70s
Compilation Appearance Best Of 70s Rock
Compilation Appearance Real R&b:80s
Compilation Appearance Best Of Disco
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Singers Songwriters
Compilation Appearance That Lovin Feelin:best Of Blue Eyed S
Compilation Appearance Drive Time
Compilation Appearance Hall & Oats Collection
Associated Artist/Work Beach Boys (The)
Associated Artist/Work Hall & Oates
Associated Artist/Work Hall, Daryl
Technical Info
Producer Rob Santos (Compilation); Jeremy Holiday (Compilation)
CatalogID 36974
Lable Name RCA/Legacy
Released 10/13/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Length 314m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886973697429
Musical Guests
David Ruffin
Eddie Kendricks
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Ken Sharp.
Photographers: Lynn Goldsmith; Ken Regan; David Gahr; Chris Walter; Neal Preston; Laura Levine; John Rockwood; Larry Williams .
It's telling that DO WHAT YOU WANT TO BE WHAT YOU ARE, Sony/Legacy's comprehensive, career-spanning Daryl Hall and John Oates box set, takes its title from a moderately successful mid-'70s single from the duo, written and recorded just as the group was hitting their creative stride. The slow Philly groove of "Do What You Want Be Who You Are" may have hearkened back to the duo's soul roots, side-stepping some of the outr? pop experiments they had done just two years earlier on War Babies, but Hall & Oates took the title's sentiment to heart, blurring boundaries between rock, pop, and soul in a way that wasn't always easy to appreciate at the peak of their popularity in the '80s. During that decade, Hall & Oates were omnipresent, seemingly dominating every radio format and MTV, racking up so many hits that it was easy to overlook how "Private Eyes" wore bright, angular New Wave threads, or how "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" pulsated on electronic rhythms, not to mention the duo's earliest folk-rock records. DO WHAT YOU WANT TO BE brings all this into perspective, rounding up all the group's big hits and sharply selected album tracks, enhancing the canon with several rarities ranging from early singles (Hall as a member of the Temptones, Oates as one of the Masters) to a host of live cuts from throughout the years. Many of the live tracks are mildly revelatory--particularly the lengthy stretch of WAR BABIES material at the end of Disc One, which diminishes the Todd Rundgren influence and emphasizes Hall & Oates' muscular melodicism. The group's fort? was within the studio, where they set the sounds of the time, from the lush early '70s to the synthesized '80s. This, too, is where the box shines, when it traces the duo's remarkable, restless progression from WHOLE OATES to BIG BAM BOOM, a narrative that takes up the first three discs of the four-disc set. Like many career-spanning boxes, this does lose a little momentum on the last disc, when the hits start to slow down, but by smartly balancing outtakes and unreleased concert cuts, this final disc makes a convincing argument for Hall & Oates' enduring strengths adding a fitting coda to a box that stands as a testament to the duo's considerable musical legacy.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.82) - "This career-spanning four-CD box proves that Hall is one of the few truly great blue-eyed soul singers..."
Disc 1
1 Girl I Love You,Camellia,You Make My Dreams,Everything Your Heart Desires - (Video Mix, remix)
2 I Need Your Love,Sara Smile,Private Eyes,Missed Opportunity
3 Say These Words of Love,Alone Too Long,Head Above Water,Keep On Pushin' Love
4 Perkiomen,Gino (The Manager) - (2009 Remix, remix, previously unreleased),Did It In a Minute,Storm Warning - (previously unreleased)
5 I'm Sorry,Ennui On the Mountain,Your Imagination,Change of Season
6 Fall In Philadelphia,Out of Me, Out of You,I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),Starting All Over Again - (previously unreleased, live)
7 Waterwheel,Back Together Again,Don't Go Out - (previously unreleased),So Close - (previously unreleased, live)
8 Lilly (Are You Happy),Rich Girl,Maneater,Do It For Love
9 Had I Known You Better Then,Crazy Eyes,Family Man,Forever For You
10 Vegas Turnaround, Las,Have I Been Away Too Long,One On One,Heartbreak Time
11 She's Gone,August Day,Go Solo,All the Way From Philadelphia - (previously unreleased)
12 You're Much Too Soon,It's a Laugh,Say It Isn't So,Have You Ever Been In Love - (previously unreleased)
13 Is It a Star,I Don't Wanna Lose You - (7" Remix, remix),Adult Education,Me and Mrs. Jones - (live)
14 It's Uncanny,Wait For Me,Out of Touch,I Want Someone [Live From Daryl's House] - (previously unreleased, live)
15 Love You Like a Brother,Time's Up (Alone Tonight),Method of Modern Love,Do What You Want Be What You Are - (previously unreleased, live)
16 Lady Rain - (previously unreleased, live),Woman Comes and Goes, The,Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,Dreamer ['72-'09 Redux] - (remix, previously unreleased)
17 Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo - (previously unreleased, live),How Does It Feel To Be Back,Possession Obsession
18 Better Watch Your Back - (previously unreleased, live),You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,Nite at the Apollo Live! The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl, A - (live, featuring David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks)
19 Abandoned Luncheonette - (previously unreleased, live),Kiss On My List
20 When the Morning Comes - (previously unreleased, live),Everytime You Go Away - (previously unreleased, live)
Disc 2
1 Girl I Love You,Camellia,You Make My Dreams,Everything Your Heart Desires - (Video Mix, remix)
2 I Need Your Love,Sara Smile,Private Eyes,Missed Opportunity
3 Say These Words of Love,Alone Too Long,Head Above Water,Keep On Pushin' Love
4 Perkiomen,Gino (The Manager) - (2009 Remix, remix, previously unreleased),Did It In a Minute,Storm Warning - (previously unreleased)
5 I'm Sorry,Ennui On the Mountain,Your Imagination,Change of Season
6 Fall In Philadelphia,Out of Me, Out of You,I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),Starting All Over Again - (previously unreleased, live)
7 Waterwheel,Back Together Again,Don't Go Out - (previously unreleased),So Close - (previously unreleased, live)
8 Lilly (Are You Happy),Rich Girl,Maneater,Do It For Love
9 Had I Known You Better Then,Crazy Eyes,Family Man,Forever For You
10 Vegas Turnaround, Las,Have I Been Away Too Long,One On One,Heartbreak Time
11 She's Gone,August Day,Go Solo,All the Way From Philadelphia - (previously unreleased)
12 You're Much Too Soon,It's a Laugh,Say It Isn't So,Have You Ever Been In Love - (previously unreleased)
13 Is It a Star,I Don't Wanna Lose You - (7" Remix, remix),Adult Education,Me and Mrs. Jones - (live)
14 It's Uncanny,Wait For Me,Out of Touch,I Want Someone [Live From Daryl's House] - (previously unreleased, live)
15 Love You Like a Brother,Time's Up (Alone Tonight),Method of Modern Love,Do What You Want Be What You Are - (previously unreleased, live)
16 Lady Rain - (previously unreleased, live),Woman Comes and Goes, The,Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,Dreamer ['72-'09 Redux] - (remix, previously unreleased)
17 Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo - (previously unreleased, live),How Does It Feel To Be Back,Possession Obsession
18 Better Watch Your Back - (previously unreleased, live),You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,Nite at the Apollo Live! The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl, A - (live, featuring David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks)
19 Abandoned Luncheonette - (previously unreleased, live),Kiss On My List
20 When the Morning Comes - (previously unreleased, live),Everytime You Go Away - (previously unreleased, live)
Disc 3
1 Girl I Love You,Camellia,You Make My Dreams,Everything Your Heart Desires - (Video Mix, remix)
2 I Need Your Love,Sara Smile,Private Eyes,Missed Opportunity
3 Say These Words of Love,Alone Too Long,Head Above Water,Keep On Pushin' Love
4 Perkiomen,Gino (The Manager) - (2009 Remix, remix, previously unreleased),Did It In a Minute,Storm Warning - (previously unreleased)
5 I'm Sorry,Ennui On the Mountain,Your Imagination,Change of Season
6 Fall In Philadelphia,Out of Me, Out of You,I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),Starting All Over Again - (previously unreleased, live)
7 Waterwheel,Back Together Again,Don't Go Out - (previously unreleased),So Close - (previously unreleased, live)
8 Lilly (Are You Happy),Rich Girl,Maneater,Do It For Love
9 Had I Known You Better Then,Crazy Eyes,Family Man,Forever For You
10 Vegas Turnaround, Las,Have I Been Away Too Long,One On One,Heartbreak Time
11 She's Gone,August Day,Go Solo,All the Way From Philadelphia - (previously unreleased)
12 You're Much Too Soon,It's a Laugh,Say It Isn't So,Have You Ever Been In Love - (previously unreleased)
13 Is It a Star,I Don't Wanna Lose You - (7" Remix, remix),Adult Education,Me and Mrs. Jones - (live)
14 It's Uncanny,Wait For Me,Out of Touch,I Want Someone [Live From Daryl's House] - (previously unreleased, live)
15 Love You Like a Brother,Time's Up (Alone Tonight),Method of Modern Love,Do What You Want Be What You Are - (previously unreleased, live)
16 Lady Rain - (previously unreleased, live),Woman Comes and Goes, The,Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,Dreamer ['72-'09 Redux] - (remix, previously unreleased)
17 Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo - (previously unreleased, live),How Does It Feel To Be Back,Possession Obsession
18 Better Watch Your Back - (previously unreleased, live),You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,Nite at the Apollo Live! The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl, A - (live, featuring David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks)
19 Abandoned Luncheonette - (previously unreleased, live),Kiss On My List
20 When the Morning Comes - (previously unreleased, live),Everytime You Go Away - (previously unreleased, live)
Disc 4
1 Girl I Love You,Camellia,You Make My Dreams,Everything Your Heart Desires - (Video Mix, remix)
2 I Need Your Love,Sara Smile,Private Eyes,Missed Opportunity
3 Say These Words of Love,Alone Too Long,Head Above Water,Keep On Pushin' Love
4 Perkiomen,Gino (The Manager) - (2009 Remix, remix, previously unreleased),Did It In a Minute,Storm Warning - (previously unreleased)
5 I'm Sorry,Ennui On the Mountain,Your Imagination,Change of Season
6 Fall In Philadelphia,Out of Me, Out of You,I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),Starting All Over Again - (previously unreleased, live)
7 Waterwheel,Back Together Again,Don't Go Out - (previously unreleased),So Close - (previously unreleased, live)
8 Lilly (Are You Happy),Rich Girl,Maneater,Do It For Love
9 Had I Known You Better Then,Crazy Eyes,Family Man,Forever For You
10 Vegas Turnaround, Las,Have I Been Away Too Long,One On One,Heartbreak Time
11 She's Gone,August Day,Go Solo,All the Way From Philadelphia - (previously unreleased)
12 You're Much Too Soon,It's a Laugh,Say It Isn't So,Have You Ever Been In Love - (previously unreleased)
13 Is It a Star,I Don't Wanna Lose You - (7" Remix, remix),Adult Education,Me and Mrs. Jones - (live)
14 It's Uncanny,Wait For Me,Out of Touch,I Want Someone [Live From Daryl's House] - (previously unreleased, live)
15 Love You Like a Brother,Time's Up (Alone Tonight),Method of Modern Love,Do What You Want Be What You Are - (previously unreleased, live)
16 Lady Rain - (previously unreleased, live),Woman Comes and Goes, The,Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid,Dreamer ['72-'09 Redux] - (remix, previously unreleased)
17 Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo - (previously unreleased, live),How Does It Feel To Be Back,Possession Obsession
18 Better Watch Your Back - (previously unreleased, live),You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,Nite at the Apollo Live! The Way You Do the Things You Do/My Girl, A - (live, featuring David Ruffin/Eddie Kendricks)
19 Abandoned Luncheonette - (previously unreleased, live),Kiss On My List
20 When the Morning Comes - (previously unreleased, live),Everytime You Go Away - (previously unreleased, live)
Product Attributes
Artist Hall,Daryl
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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