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Whole Oats

LP (Item 396411) Atlantic, 1972 — Condition: Used
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The lesser-known first album from Hall & Oates – recorded for Atlantic in the early 70s, right before their mega-hit run for RCA! The feel here is looser and more homegrown than later on – a bit more rock than soul, thanks to arrangements by Whole Oats that almost have some of the phrasings you'd hear on the first album or two by Steely Dan. The songs themselves are a bit more personal, almost with a Todd Rundgren sort of fragileness – and although Arif Mardin handled the larger string and horn arrangements, the overall sound is less soulful and sweet, and more in a singer-songwriter sort of mode. Titles include "Waterwheel", "Fall In Philadelpha", "All Our Love", "Lazyman", "Goodnight & Goodmorning", "Southeast City Window", and "They Needed Each Other". (Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and some sticker remnants.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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