Daryl Hall and John Oates, Live At The Troubadour

halloates_album.jpg35 years in the making and now Hall & Oates are back pretty much back where they started.   The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA is a historic spot for this dynamic duo because magic happened 35 years earlier where they were merely a fill-in, opening act.   Amazing how in time things can change so dramatically and Daryl Hall and John Oates now can soak in this special moment.  

This an ultimate set for any Hall & Oates fan featuring a two-hour concert on 2 CDs with 19 fantastic songs and timeless classics.   You also get a DVD of the whole concert in 5.1 Surround Sound while also witnessing interviews with Daryl and John.   The best-selling rock duo in history proves it on this CD/DVD set–I’m saying it is so.

You’ll hear all the chart-topping hits plus special surprises like Daryl Hall solo material and rarely performed songs.   You will also hear a tremendous backing band made up of: T-Bone Wolk on guitar and vocals, Mike Braun on drums, Charles DeChant on sax, keys and vocals, Eliot Lewis on keys and vocals, Zev Katz on bass and Everett Bradley on percussion and vocals.   The sound is simply impeccable overall and the visuals are just amazing–out of touch, out of sight, out of mind!

Who can forget hits like: “ManEater”, “Private Eyes”, “Kiss On My List”, “Rich Girl”, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”, “You Make My Dreams” and “Sara Smile”.   They are all on here and so much more–this CD/DVD set is an absolute treat and a perfect stocking stuffer for any Hall & Oates Fan.   The two-night, sold-out concert at The Troubadour is one that will not be forgotten and will always be relived in this wonderful set.

I have always been a big fan of this talented duo, but now I have even more respect for this tag team after seeing and hearing this wonderful piece of work.   This will be something my girlfriend and I can enjoy for years to come.   Never know when you wanna hear “Rich Girl” or “ManEater” again in 5.1 surround sound and when that time comes we will bust out the CD/DVD set, enjoy some wine or brew and then just kick back—relax— and of course ENJOY!

The recent release is brought to you by Shout! Factory, who specialize in bringing the viewer timeless classics.   Shout! offers this superb concert to you on Blu-Ray, DVD and of course as this fan-favorite, deluxe 1-DVD/2 CD Combo.   Get it in stores now or at www.shoutfactory.com and still in time for Christmas folks!   Also check out www.hallandoates.com for more info on this legendary group.  

Job well done to Shout Factory! for putting together this great collector’s set and can’t forget the men behind the music–Daryl Hall and John Oates.   Hat’s off to you gentlemen and hope that the magic will continue on past the legendary Troubadour for many years to come.   Say it is so guys because I can definitely go for that!

By Jimmy Rae

[Rating: 5/5]

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