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Daryl Hall & John Oates

LP (Item 80660) RCA, 1975 — Condition: Used
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Great early work from this duo – and you'd be hard pressed to argue that "Sara Smile" is less than deserving of its huge hit status for the group, and the track remains a regular in dusty stepper's set rotations here in Chicago! Beyond that the album's as well-crafted a bit of crossover pop soul as you could hope for in the mid 70s, if a bit over-polished. Also includes "Alone Too Long", "Nothing At All", "Ennui On The Mountain" and "Gino (The Manager)". (Gray label pressing in the silver cover, with light wear.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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