- 14 Oct 21
Pop-rock duo Hall & Oates revisit one of their most iconic live performances with 'Live At the Troubadour' on vinyl.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates will be releasing their 2008 record Live At the Troubadour on vinyl for the first time.
The duo, who were introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, will be releasing the live recording of their performance on November 28th. The vinyl will include a number of the groups most famous hits, with stripped-back live versions of ‘You Make My Dreams’, ‘Maneater’, and ‘Rich Girl’. The Hall & Oates album has also been made available on a number of streaming services.
“Playing the Troubadour in LA has been a rite of passage for live musicians for 64 years and Daryl and I played our first show there, opening for the late great Harry Chapin in 1973," John Oates said in a statement.
"Over the years I always loved seeing shows and hanging out there with musicians and friends...returning to play again in 2008 was a full circle moment for me and the vibe was amazing.”
The pop-rock duo achieved global fame in the late '70s and were a constant presence in the charts through the '80s. Aside from having inspired countless artists, their influence can still be heard today as the duo is amongst one of the most sampled artists of all time. The likes of Kanye West and the xx have used their songs during their musical tenure since their 1970 formation in Philadelphia.
John Oates met Daryl Hall while attending Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. The two began collaborating and playing music together, marking the beginning of their historic partnership. Since their formation in the early 70s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history.
They have scored 10 number one records, over 20 Top 40 hits, and have toured the world for decades. Their involvement in the original 'Live Aid' concert and the groundbreaking 'We Are The World' charity recording have further established them as legendary artists, who have personally and through their music, stood the test of time.
Listen to Hall & Oates' Live At the Troubadour: