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Hall & Oates

Baltimore Civic Center (Baltimore, MD)

Jun 24, 1977

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  1. 1 Introduction / Back Together Again 04:43
  2. 2 Rich Girl 03:22
  3. 3 Band Chatter 00:16
  4. 4 Can't Stop The Music (He Played It Much Too Long) 03:41
  5. 5 Do What You Want, Be What You Are 07:09
  6. 6 Lady Rain 06:28
  7. 7 Falling 07:59
  8. 8 Camellia 03:45
  9. 9 You're Much Too Soon 05:23
  10. 10 Is It A Star (Incomplete) 08:43
  11. 11 I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man) 05:41
  12. 12 Sara Smile 07:36
  13. 13 She's Gone 06:03
  14. 14 Abandoned Luncheonette 06:10
  15. 15 Band Intros 00:52
  16. 16 Ennui On The Mountain 05:31
  17. 17 Gino (The Manager) 03:07
  18. 18 Crowd 01:38
  19. 19 Room To Breathe 03:26
  20. 20 Johnny Gore And The "C" Eaters 05:12
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Liner Notes

Daryl Hall - vocals, keyboards; John Oates - vocals, guitar; Kenny Passarelli - bass; Todd Sharp - lead guitar; Eddie Zyne - drums; Charles DeChant - saxophone, keyboards; David Kent - keyboards, background vocals

After a series of moderately successful albums for Atlantic Records from 1971 through 1974, and one hit single, "She's Gone," Daryl Hall and John Oates decided it was time for a complete artistic make-over. They returned with a new look and sound in 1975 on RCA Records. This recording was made two years and several hit songs later in 1977. By then, the duo was at the top of the pop charts, alongside acts like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, with songs like "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl."

Because of their hit record status, Hall & Oates was able to assemble an all-star backup band by the time they launched their '77 tour. Guitarist Caleb Quaye and drummer Roger Pope had been with Elton John; bassist Kenny Passarelli had been in Joe Walsh's band; and the other side players, Charles DeChant and David Kent, were among the most in-demand studio musicians of the time.

A lot of the material played at this show includes album tracks from this era that never found a home on radio. Still, there are enough of the big hits - including "Sara Smile," "Rich Girl," "She's Gone" and "Abandoned Luncheonette" - to make this a worthwhile live recording.

Nearly three decades later, this concert proves just how powerful R&B/pop vocalist Daryl Hall was during this period. Although Oates' contribution is not as obvious, he was crucial to the duo's success. Otherwise, Hall alone would have seen success with one of his three solo albums.

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Daryl Hall - vocals, keyboards; John Oates - vocals, guitar; Kenny Passarelli - bass; Todd Sharp - lead guitar; Eddie Zyne - drums; Charles DeChant - saxophone, keyboards; David Kent - keyboards, background vocals

After a series of moderately successful albums for Atlantic Records from 1971 through 1974, and one hit single, "She's Gone," Daryl Hall and John Oates decided it was time for a complete artistic make-over. They returned with a new look and sound in 1975 on RCA Records. This recording was made two years and several hit songs later in 1977. By then, the duo was at the top of the pop charts, alongside acts like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, with songs like "Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl."

Because of their hit record status, Hall & Oates was able to assemble an all-star backup band by the time they launched their '77 tour. Guitarist Caleb Quaye and drummer Roger Pope had been with Elton John; bassist Kenny Passarelli had been in Joe Walsh's band; and the other side players, Charles DeChant and David Kent, were among the most in-demand studio musicians of the time.

A lot of the material played at this show includes album tracks from this era that never found a home on radio. Still, there are enough of the big hits - including "Sara Smile," "Rich Girl," "She's Gone" and "Abandoned Luncheonette" - to make this a worthwhile live recording.

Nearly three decades later, this concert proves just how powerful R&B/pop vocalist Daryl Hall was during this period. Although Oates' contribution is not as obvious, he was crucial to the duo's success. Otherwise, Hall alone would have seen success with one of his three solo albums.