"YOU MAKE MY DREAMS" is the first hit off of this album by Daryl Hall and John Oates and promises great things to come for the duo. In my humble opinion, VOICES was the beginning of the hit-making success for H&O during the 1980's and propelled them to be the number one selling duo in pop-rock history. This album,along with PRIVATE EYES and H2O made Hall and Oates into a household name and their videos #1 on MTV in the decade of excess. I highly recommend all three of these CDs to real fans of the rock and soul legends, Hall and Oates!!!
THIS LP ALBUM WAS MY VERY FIRST TASTE OF HALL & OATES THAT I EVER OWNED. I WAS 16 AT THE DENTIST'S OFFICE WHEN I HEARD "RICH GIRL" OVER THE P.A. SYSTEM (OFFICE MUSIC SPEAKERS IN THE CEILING) AND COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EARS! I ASKED MYSELF, "DID HE JUST CURSE IN THAT SONG?" I WAS TAKEN ABACK THAT THE RADIO STATION PLAYED IT DURING A TIME WHEN ALL RADIO AIRINGS WERE BEING SCRUTINIZED WITH SENSORSHIP, SO IMAGINE MY SHOCK. I HAD TO KNOW WHO THIS BRAVE, BOLD SINGER WAS THAT DEFIED THE POWERS THAT BE. AT THE END OF THE SONG, THE DJ ANNOUNCED THEIR NAME (WHICH I HAD HEARD OF MANY TIMES BEFORE OVER THE YEARS) AND I WAS HOOKED. I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM. I'VE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE. THAT WAS 40 YEARS AGO. AND MY LOVE FOR THESE GUYS IS STRONGER THAN EVER TODAY! I EVEN WATCH "DARYL's HOUSE" (HIS OWN TV SHOW) ON SAT. MORNINGS AND AIRINGS ON "YOU TUBE" EVERY CHANCE I GET. NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE'S MY FAVE BUT THEIR UNIQUELY, AWESOME AND CREATIVE SOUND WOULD BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT JOHN. NOW THAT I HAVE MOST OF THEIR BEST WORKS ON CD, I COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED. HALL & OATES "ULTIMATE" (2 CD SET) IS KILLER! "H2O" IS GREAT TOO! I LOVE ALL 3! YOU WILL TOO!