The Very Best of Daryl Hall / John Oates
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The Very Best of Daryl Hall / John Oates

January 23, 2001

  Song Title
Sara Smile (Remastered)
Rich Girl (Remastered)
It's A Laugh (Remastered)
Wait For Me (Remastered)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Kiss On My List (Remastered)
You Make My Dreams (Remastered)
Private Eyes (Remastered)
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (Remastered)
Did It In A Minute (Remastered)
Maneater (Remastered)
One On One (Remastered)
Family Man (Remastered)
Say It Isn't So (Remastered)
Adult Education (Remastered)
Out Of Touch (Remastered)
Method Of Modern Love (Remastered)
Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid (Remastered)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1990
  • Release Date: January 1, 1990
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 1:14:08
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  • ASIN: B0018R1378
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Very Best Of Hall and Oates" January 24, 2001
By Devo13
Format:Audio CD
The '80s were filled with great songs that either touched me emotionally or made me want to dance. Hall and Oates, talented musicians whose rock 'n soul will permeate the airwaves forever, produced some of these songs. Their newest compilation includes the beautiful ballads "Sara Smile" and "One on One" as well as "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)". It also includes the one song I can listen to over and over, "Out of Touch." Fortunately, the tracks aren't cut off early like on some other greatest hits collections, and are the versions you're familiar with from the radio. As a true Hall and Oates fan, this CD is a definite must. It's more than worth the money, especially since you get 18 tracks for your listening pleasure. And you may even discover something new as you realize Hall and Oates sang a few songs you're not as familiar with.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Soul Part 1 and 1/2 July 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Someday the combined musical appreciation societies of Rhino and Buddha Records will release the domestic Daryl Hall/John Oates collection their fans long searched for.
It will include their hits in complete versions (the extended, atmospheric beauty of "She's Gone," their Temptations medley with Eddie Kendricks & David Ruffin) their last RCA & Arista hits ("Your Imagination," "So Close," "Everything Your Heart Desires") their should-have-beens ("Do What You Want, Be What You Are," "Back Together Again," "Don't Change" from 1977's "Beauty On A Back Street") and even Daryl Hall's solo hits like "Dreamtime" and "In a Philly Mood."
It could easily cover two discs and complete the unique "art & soul" picture of a sound this prolific duo created and used so well the first, most memorable years of the 1980s. For now, this is at least the most complete, if not best, Hall & Oates hits set.
"The Best of Hall & Oates" covers nearly all the duo's RCA chart hits including their impressive 1980-84 string matching soulful harmony and backbeat to frosty, stomping new wave rock ("Private Eyes," "Family Man," Fall 1984's still thrilling "Out Of Touch.") The set also restores David Foster's studio-produced version of "Wait For Me" (heard live on 1983's earlier "Rock n' Soul Vol. I") and adds 1978's poignant Top 20 "It's A Laugh."
Michael Hill's instructive essay accompanying the CD quotes Hall as comparing his and Oates' personalities to Lennon-McCartney's, calling his duo "the eighties Beatles.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
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Okay, RCA tried, (and failed once again), to release a definitive Hall and Oates "Best of" collection. I'll keep this review short: if you want the best compilation currently available, skip this one and look up the double-disc Australian import, "Starting all Over Again; Best of Hall and Oates", with a generous 36 songs, total. It contains 17 of the 18 tracks on this CD, ("Wait For Me" is missing, but who really cares?), but also features the full-length 5 minute version of "She's Gone", plus tracks from their Arista releases and a couple of songs from Daryl Hall's solo "3 Hearts" album. It's a much better buy than the CD you're looking at right now.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blue eyed soul....Revisited January 31, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Fresh for the new millenium is this greatest hits package from one of the most successful duos of the 70's and 80's. Covering the years 1976 to 1985 nearly all of Hall and Oates top 40 hits are here including the #1's "Rich Girl", "Kiss On My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go For That", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch". Just about all of the tracks are the full length album versions except "It's A Laugh", and "Out of Touch" which are the single versions, "Adult Education" is the promo 12" mix(remixed by Bob Clearmountain & Nile Rodgers), and though the timing on the back of the CD lists "I Can't Go For That" as the edited version from "Rock N' Soul part 1" it is actually the album version. Because this package only includes their hits on RCA, other Hall & Oates hits like "She's Gone", "Everything Your Heart Desires", and "So Close" aren't included. But with this disc clocking in at 75 minutes, it's hard to complain too much. A strong compilation and worth picking up.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A way excellent Hall & Oates collection! April 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Forget my review on the previous brief CD I did of 1983's Rock 'N' Soul Part One Greatest Hits. This is even much better it adds seven songs with all eleven favorites not counting for the missing "She's Gone" which it isn't on here but includes Daryl Hall and John Oates doing a sixties cover ballad classic version of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers. Also from the Big Bam Boom album is "Out Of Touch" with "Method Of Modern Love" plus "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid". There's also "Did It A Minute" a studio not it's live version but the original "Wait For Me" and "Family Man". I really enjoy listening to the rest of the tunes that were very popular like "Maneater", "Sara Smile", "Rich Girl", "Private Eyes" & "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)". So in my own opinion for the improvement and expanded digitally remastered eighteen tracks from it's RCA record label that they did is a pretty good job here. I would give it "Thumbs Up!". Let's see if these two guys I think should release and put out another compilation volume of more song highlights they recorded together from their 70's and 80's albums someday soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE VERY BEST OF HALL AND OATS
Published 16 days ago by jlyons68091
5.0 out of 5 stars A walk down memory lane!
Great songs I grew up with! Awesome playlist! You won't be disappointed! If you only buy one Hall & Oates album, this is it..
Published 21 days ago by Melissa Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
Great purchase and came it came right on time for Valentine's Day!! My Boyfriend loved his surprise!! He listens to this all the time!!
Published 23 days ago by dsamy816
3.0 out of 5 stars Some hits, some filler
This very inventive band is great to listen to, yet enough of the tunes are redundant so as to earn a nuetral rating. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Russell Lewandowski
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Hall and Oates!
Come on! How can you not like this? This is 80's music and it is awesome! And look at the 'stache! AWESOME!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Krazi Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Man, I forgot how many great songs Darryl Hall and John Oates put out.

I heard a song on a movie and went through the online samples and had to get the whole best of.
Published 1 month ago by DavyMac
"Hall & Oates" had quite an impact on music back in the 1970s/1980 with such songs as "One On One" and "Kiss On My List". Read more
Published 1 month ago by todddjreese
3.0 out of 5 stars "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand...
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Published 1 month ago by Hillard Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift For My Daughter
I give this CD 5 stars because as a Christmas gift to my daughter, I can say she has not stopped playing it. If you are a Hall and Oates fan this CD is fun and well done.
Published 1 month ago by Marcy S Greer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hall and Oates
What can I say? I love these guys and it's a good collection of songs for such a low price.
Published 1 month ago by michelle
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