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Daryl Hall & John Oates: Voices

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Uncut (p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[This album] confirmed their ability to marry club ethics and New Wave cool with huge ambition."

Album Notes

Hall & Oates: Daryl Hall (vocals, mandar, keyboards, vocodor, synthesizer, percussion); John Oates (vocals, guitar, percussion).

Additional personnel: G.E. Smith, Jeff Southworth (guitar); Charlie Dechant (saxophone); Ralph Schuckett (organ); Mike Klvana (synthesizer); John Siegler (bass); Jerry Marotta (drums); Chuck Burgi (drums, percussion).

Recorded at The Hit Factory and Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York.

Personnel: Daryl Hall (vocals, mandar, keyboards, vocoder, percussion); John Oates (vocals, guitar, percussion); Jeff Southworth, G.E. Smith (guitar); Charlie Dechant (saxophone); Ralph Schuckett (organ); Mike Klvana (synthesizer); John Siegler (bass); Jerry Marotta (drums); Chuck Burgi (drums, percussion).

Recorded at The Hit Factory and Electric Lady Studios, New York.

All songs written or co-written by Daryl Hall and John Oates except "You've Lost That Lovin'Feeling" (Phil Spector/Barry Mann/Cynthia Well).

Hall and Oates' (sort of) New Wave album, VOICES may not be a timeless classic but it's certainly one of the best pop albums of the early '80s, with nearly every song a tuneful, concise, well-crafted gem. In retrospect, the album's first hit, a cover of the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," is actually somewhat misrepresentative; nothing else here is as retro or bombastic. More typical is the opening "How Does It Feel," a big sounding yet spare piece of twelve-string folk rock by way of the REVOLVER-era Beatles. There's also the ebullient pop soul of "Kiss on My List" and the cleverly self-referential neo-'50s street corner harmonizing of "Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)."



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