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Editorial Reviews

The blue-eyed soul of Hall & Oates took a new-wave turn on this 1979 release, yet another Top 40 album for the most successful duo of the rock era. Includes the #18 hit Wait for Me plus Portable Radio; Number One; Who Said the World Was Fair ; one previously unreleased track, and one ultra-rare B-side!

1. Woman Comes And Goes
2. Wait For Me
3. Portable Radio
4. All You Want Is Heaven
5. Who Said The World Was Fair
6. Running From Paradise
7. Number One
8. Bebop/Drop
9. Hallofon
10. Intravino
11. Time's Up (Alone Tonight)
12. No Brain, No Pain

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: SonyBMG Special Markets
  • ASIN: B0015XAT5M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 29, 1998
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion, this is probably Hall & Oates' best album overall (my personal favorite), and easily their most forgotten. So many good songs, such as "Wait For Me (Studio version)", "Intravino" "Woman Comes & Goes", and "Portable Radio". The disc was originally released back in the late '70s during the heyday of punk rock. It starts out sounding like standard Hall & Oates, but, track by track, it slowly "degenerates" into being a punk album by the end! Too bad this one isn't available domestically. RCA hated this disc from the beginning, along with Daryl Hall's "Sacred Songs" LP, and both were reluctantly & barely released by RCA, which probably explains why they've both been out of print in the US for close to 20 years! Definitely the most daring CD that Hall & Oates have ever released A welcome change from the usual play-it-safe Hall & Oates fare. Every song has merit. Put it on and let it degenerate before your very ears! Well worth the few extra dollars for this import.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 4, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have had this vinyl album in my collection for years and hardly gave it an ounce of attention until I purchased the CD today. I am still trying to figure out why but that isn't important really:what is it that I realize now what an important artistic milestone this is for Hall & Oates. This album extends on the approch Hall & Oates began on their previous recording Along the Red Ledge but this had a significant advantage over that one. This album was produced by David Foster (who also produced Earth Wind & Fire's I Am the very same year) and the result is yet another gloss coat on Hall & Oates' already glossy production style. Odd thing is the style H&O were going for here. Having worked with Robert Fripp on a solo album Darryl Hall apparently had got the idea to apply that avante-garde sensability to a fusion of disco and punk rock. So....is this album in fact David Foster producing an avante-garde disco-rock?Well in a word it is and Hall & Oates are more then up to the challange. Even though it doesn't sound like them I can here people like Huey Lewis may have listen carefully to "Woman Comes And Goes",with it's gritty combo of soul/rock in about equal measures. Up next is the hit from this album "Wait For Me" which,yes as one reviewer said pretty much standard H&O fare but it's one of my favorite late 70's hits from them.Even on my old vinyl one of my favorite songs from them here is "Portable Radio"-VERY much of it's time,VERY poppy and VERY David Foster but such a compulsive dance tune I can't help but love it.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Spretnak on June 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I didn't appreciate Daryl Hall & John Oates's clever and fun "X Static" when it was released in 1979. I was too "sophisticated," listening to my Talking Heads, Graham Parker, Elvis (Costello, of course), and Ramones LPs to "get" this blending of late 70s disco and too-cool new wave.

Disco? It was 1979! Disco was dead. Hadn't they already blown up that pile of disco records at Comiskey Park? Donna Summer was a pariah. Nobody was listening to disco!

And new wave? From Hall & Oates? Get real! New wave music had to be from Brits, or too-clever art students, or leather-clad punks. C'mon. Real new wave couldn't be from a seemingly over-the-hill pop band who had sung "Sara Smile" about (what seemed like) a hundred and fifty years earlier.

"X Static" was something of a bomb on its release. Only one very mild hit (the sublime "Wait for Me"). Yet, looking back, the biggest problem with this disc -- believe it or not -- was that it was WAY ahead of its time. A year or so later, with "Heart of Glass," Blondie would effectively meld disco and new wave into a dominant pop form, followed by the New Romantic scene out of Britain that did the same thing.

In retrospect, this is a great album of dance-pop. "Running from Paradise," "Who Said the World Was Fair," and "Portable Radio" are great dance tracks. "Woman Comes and Goes" is a fun little reggae-disco fusion experiment. ("Number One," a blatant Police sound-alike, plows the same turf much less effectively.) "All You Want Is Heaven" is a nice mid-tempo track. And the CD upgrade (if you had the foresight to buy the vinyl back in the day) is worth it for the bonus tracks "Time's Up" and de-evolution influenced "No Brain, No Pain."
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TC3 on April 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
One of my favorite Hall and Oates albums and one of their most underappreciated. Most people will recognize Wait for Me, but won't be familiar with the rest of the album. Some of the gems included the "should have been" second single, Portable Radio. The great concert rocker Bebop/Drop and one of the coolest Hall and Oates songs they recorded, Hallofon-Intravino. The CD also includes the tough to find No Brain, No Pain and an unreleased track which almost sounds like a "sequel" to Wait for Me. Buddah did a great job on the CD and the packaging also includes some great liner notes where Daryl and John talk about the songs. Hopefully Buddha will bring out some of the other out of print CD's (Livetime, Beauty on a Back Street, Bigger Than Both of Us) with bonus tracks. Visit them at [another website] and drop them a note telling them you want more Hall and Oates.
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