Hall & Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Gets Vinyl, CD Editions

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Daryl Hall and John Oates are releasing their 2008 album, Live at the Troubadour, for the first time ever on vinyl. The 19-song set, recorded at the famed club in West Hollywood, Calif., is available on 3-LPs; it has also been reissued as a 2-CD. Both editions arrived on November 26, 2021, via BMG.

The collection of live, stripped-back classics, includes such hits such as “You Make My Dreams,” “Maneater,” “Sara Smile,” and “She’s Gone.”

In the Oct. 15 announcement, Oates said; “Playing the Troubadour in LA has been a rite of passage for live musicians for 64 years and Daryl and I played our first show there opening for the late great Harry Chapin in 1973. Over the years I always loved seeing shows and hanging out there with musicians and friends… returning to play again in 2008 was a full circle moment for me and the vibe was amazing.”

Hall whimsically added, “It’s always interesting to return to the scene of the crime.”

Hall and Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. They are the number-one selling duo in music history.

Live at the Troubadour was initially released on CD and DVD in 2008. The Troubadour first opened its doors in 1957 and has hosted some of the biggest names in music.

Live at the Troubadour Track Listing
CD 1
Everything Your Heart Desires
When the Morning Comes
Family Man
Say It Isn’t So
It’s Uncanny
Had I Known You Better Then
She’s Gone
Getaway Car
Cab Driver

CD 2
One on One
Sara Smile
Out of Touch
I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Rich Girl
Kiss on My List
You Make My Dreams
Abandoned Luncheonette
Private Eyes

Related: Hall and Oates’ triumphant return to the World’s Most Famous Arena

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  1. Da Mick
    #1 Da Mick 19 October, 2021, 00:11

    It’s by no means meant to denigrate the great work they’ve done over the course of their career, or the wonderful years of tremendous shows that Daryl’s done with Daryl’s house, but seeing H&O on their tour this year, it was incredibly sad to see and hear how much Daryl has lost his range, and from my perspective, from that loss, how flippant Daryl has become as a performer. John Oates and the band sounded fantastic, and they’ve obviously all worked to cover vocally for Daryl as much as they can, and the show still works as a result, with probably a lot of the audience not even noticing. Most singers, male and female, who are initially gifted with higher ranges, invariably lose some of their high range as they age, and for some, their entire range shifts into a lower register. To continue performing they accept that they have to change keys, and/or often go for lower octaves where they had previously recorded higher notes in songs At this point, Daryl doesn’t appear to have made these kinds of adjustments or accepted his present limitations, as he struggled to hit notes and falsettos he once sang and recorded, with frequent futile gargled screams. I felt bad for him, and was happy to just hear him sing familiarly in his middle register, but unfortunately, it was difficult to ignore kind of a bitter attitude that leaked off of him throughout the show. John Oates could not have been more gracious, and as I said, the band was note perfect and superb leaving Daryl to stand out as the star who was now actually more or less the weak link — a bit of a spoiled child, who was not handling his age-related vocal infirmity well, and, consequently, made weak attempts at putting on a show behind a pretty obvious attitude that either he didn’t particularly want to be there that night, or he was just plain over it in general.

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