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Private Eyes

 
          

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Not that I expect you to feel sorry for them, but Daryl Hall and John Oates are victims of the pretty-boy syndrome. Gratuitous prettiness arouses primal jealousies and unflattering suspicions about intelligence, moral fiber and how some people gain undeserved breaks because of high cheekbones.

Not only are Hall and Oates pretty, but they make music that matches their looks. No matter what stylistic phase they're going through (pop-folk, soft soul, R&B, AOR-rock, gussied-up New Wave), their stuff has always been terminally well-groomed, impeccably… Read More

crafted and professional, oh yes. Even the albums that didn't sell so hot (quite a few, actually) sounded pierced by the Billboard bullet. Private Eyes does, too.

Like the two LPs that preceded it, the new record features a bizarre hybrid of island rhythms, arena rock, Al Green, the Four Tops, the Raspberries and a smattering of Suicide. Most of this aural intrigue will probably be ignored, though, because the music is so pretty. That's okay. For the most part, Private Eyes deserves to be ignored.

Hall and Oates' best projects have generally been a Mexican standoff between steam and frost. In contrast to last year's quirky Voices, however, Private Eyes' fascination with posturing and being cool snuffs out the flame. The title tune is a perfect example. As usual, it's a story written from the foxholes of psychic intimacy. Also as usual, there's a wonderfully literate economy to the lyrics. The hard-pop music kicks in fast, punctuated with the imaginative percussion that Hall and Oates have taken such an interest in over the past few years. All signs point to an imminent arrival, a peak, a grudging display of heart. None comes. Same story in the Four Tops-style "Looking for a Good Sign," "Some Men," "Head above Water" and the rest of the cuts, to a lesser degree.

Speaking of fire and ice, few pop singers can capture their fusion like Daryl Hall, when he puts his mind to it. Hall has all the mannerisms and sensuous agility of a soul crooner – and the distance of a taciturn extra in a Scandinavian art film. The latter characteristic dominates Private Eyes. "Your Imagination" percolates with irritation over a paranoid lover, especially at the hair-raising start of the sax solo. But Hall's vocal nonchalance seems out of place, and this casualness cripples the entire album.

Still, even with LPs like Private Eyes, Hall and Oates deserve more respect than they generally get. Daryl Hall is such a natural singer that sometimes the sheer gorgeousness of the sound is enough: e.g., "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)." Hall and Oates' songwriting certainly doesn't put a premium on originality, yet there aren't many composers who can curl all those strands of popular music around each other and avoid knots ("Tell Me What You Want"). Comparatively speaking, these guys represent a bright and lucid moment on today's commercial


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  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
8/4/09 , 30 copies
  CD   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$6.31     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Rca 44545-2
  CD   SS SS miraculous c
United States
$10.00     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes: Best Of
10/27/09 , 2 copies
  CD   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$13.68     Details
  hall & oates   Private Eyes
2 copies
CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$14.55 - $76.61      Details
  hall & oates   Private Eyes
886974883128 compac t Disc New Copy/ Barcode: 886974883128 Releasedate: 8-4-2009 Style:pop Tit... Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$14.55     Details
  hall & oates   Private Eyes
4988017663394 cd Condition: New/label: Sony Japan/4988017663394 Private Eyes Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$76.61     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes: The Best Of
Uk, Sony Uk, 886976040024
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
United States
$16.98     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Brand New And In-stock. Free U.s. Shipping. No Minimum Purchase. Free Worldwide Shipping On Order..., 20 copies
  CD   NEW NORTH ATLANT
United States
$24.86     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes: Best Of
Brand New And In-stock. Free U.s. Shipping. No Minimum Purchase. Free Worldwide Shipping On Order..., 3 copies
  CD   NEW NORTH ATLANT
United States
$24.86     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
3 copies
CD   M/M-/EX Tokyo Music
Japan
$26.16 - $39.24      Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Jap Promo Only 1 Trk Cd For Tv Ad, Unique Promo Sleeve Japan, Pts1024
  CD   M/M-/EX Tokyo Music
Japan
$26.16     Details
Private Eyes - Hall & Oates   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Jap Promo Only 1 Trk Cd For Tv Ad, Unique Promo Sleeve Japan, Pts1024
  CD   M/EX+ Tokyo Music
Japan
$32.70     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes Record   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Jap Promo Only 1 Trk Cd For Tv Ad, Unique Promo Sleeve Japan, Pts1024
  CD   M/M Tokyo Music
Japan
$39.24     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
2014 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Original Master Recording, Numbered Limited Edition, 11 Track Hyb..., 50 copies
  CD   Jack Wolak's
United States
$28.84     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes Album   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Hall & Oates Private Eyes (official Sony Japanese 1-track Promotional Only Cd Issued To Prom...
  CD   EX TO MINT eil / esprit
United Kingdom
$33.68     Details
  hall & oates   Private Eyes: Best Of
886976040024 cd Condition: New/label: Sony Music Uk/886976040024 Private Eyes: Best Of Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$38.25     Details
  hall daryl & john oates   Private Eyes
Rca 44545x424 cd Rare! Cond: Mint- Title: Private Eyes 755174454523 Rock Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$33.74     Details
  Hall,Daryl & John Oates   Private Eyes: The Best Of Hall & Oates
Sony Music Cmg, 88697604002 , 20 copies
  CD   MINT/MINT Netdiscs
United Kingdom
$12.23     Details
  HALL,DARYL & JOHN OATES   Private Eyes
11 Tracks 1. Private Eyes 2. Looking For A Good Sign 3. I Can't Go For That (no Can Do...
  CD   NEW Horizons
United States
$15.00     Details
  Hall,Daryl John Oates   Private Eyes
  CD   USED Used CD Univ
United States
$9.00     Details
  Hall,Daryl,& John Oates   Private Eyes
Rca Pd84028; Slight Surface Marks/ Leichte Kratzer De, *1981
  CD   VG+/VG+ Bluesite
Germany
$14.89     Details
  HALLEY SHOENBERG   Private Concert
1/1/14 , 2 copies
  CD   NEW GrooveNet Ma
United States
$18.89     Details
  Halley Shoenberg   Private Concert
Usa, Cd Baby, 700261395258
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
United States
$22.97     Details
  HALLEY SHOENBERG   Private Concert
Brand New And In-stock. Free U.s. Shipping. No Minimum Purchase. Free Worldwide Shipping On Order..., 2 copies
  CD   NEW NORTH ATLANT
United States
$29.98     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
2 copies
LP   VG+/EX Solid Viper
United States
$3.95 - $4.95      Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
1981,'i Can't Go For That',lyric Sleeve,slrw Rca Afl1-4028
  LP   VG+/EX Solid Viper
United States
$3.95     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
1981,'i Can't Go For That',lyric Sleeve,slrw Rca Afl1-4028
  LP   VG+/M- Solid Viper
United States
$4.95     Details
HALL & OATES - Private Eyes LP   HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
1981 Venezuela Rca 10201527 Venezuela, Rca 10201527
  LP   NM NM Latin Collec
Argentina
$24.00     Details
  HALL & JOHN OATES,DARYL   Private Eyes
Cover Is Creased. Vinyl Has Slight Wear But In Very Good Condition Uk, Rca, Rcalp6001, 1981, 2 copies
  LP   VG/VG+ Desirable
United Kingdom
$4.59     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Lyric Sleeve. Rca, Afl1-4028, 1981
  LP   VG+/VG+ Assumption R
United States
$2.99     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca Afl1-4028, 1981
  LP   VG+/VG+ Don't Think
United States
$3.00     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes (w/original Inner)
Uk, Charisma, Cas 1111, 1975
  LP   EX(-)/EX(-) denmark reco
Denmark
$3.00     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca, Afl4028
  LP   VG+/NM Nick's World
United States
$3.54     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
0 stereo--inner Sleeve--rw (m-) Ca, Rca, 4028
  LP   VG+ / NM RECORD KINGD
Canada
$4.00     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
2 copies
LP   EX/M- LPJUNKIE
United States
$4.00 - $25.02      Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
1981 Rca, Afl1-4028
  LP   EX/M- LPJUNKIE
United States
$4.00     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca, 4028
  LP   EX/M- LPJUNKIE
United States
$25.02     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
3 copies
LP   M- Krohn's Boul
United States
$4.40 - $8.80      Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
L vscw Rca Afl1-4028, 1981
  LP   M- Krohn's Boul
United States
$4.40     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
R inner Sleeve / Faces Label Rca Afl1-4028, 1981
  LP   NM Krohn's Boul
United States
$5.50     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Dh black Label / Lyric Sheet Rca Acalp-6001, 1981
  LP   NM Krohn's Boul
United States
$8.80     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Includes The Custom Inner Sleeve With Lyrics. Usa, Rca, 54028
  LP   /NM/VG+ Jads Jams
United States
$4.40     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
3 copies
LP   VG/VG Finyl Vinyl 
Canada
$4.60 - $10.35      Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca
  LP   VG/VG Finyl Vinyl 
Canada
$4.60     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Coh % Rca
  LP   VG/VG+ Finyl Vinyl 
Canada
$5.75     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca
  LP   VG+/VG+ Finyl Vinyl 
Canada
$10.35     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Rca Afl4028 Rca Afl , 2 copies
  LP   VG+ Weird Harold
United States
$5.00     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Rca
  LP   EX/F Maxxcollecta
United States
$5.95     Details
  Hall & Oates   Privaye Eyes
0 stereo--inner Sleeve---in Shrink With Custom Stickers (shrink) M- Ca, Rca, 4028
  LP   NM / NM RECORD KINGD
Canada
$6.00     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Includes Original Inner Sleeve Us, Rca Victor, Afl1 4028, 1981
  LP   VG+ VG+ Bad Cat Reco
United States
$6.24     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
In Stock. Usually Shipped Within 24 Hours. Confirmation Email After Shipping. Number Of Media (di...
  LP   USED/GEBRAUCHT Total Recall
Germany
$7.32     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Us White Soul Uk, Rca, Rcalp6001, 1981
  LP   VG++/VG++, INSERT OCTOPUSMUSIC
France
$7.38     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
2 copies
LP   VG++ GoJohnnyGo
United States
$7.69      Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Custom Printed Inner Sleeve; With Merchandise Insert Rca Victor, 4028, 1981
  LP   VG++ GoJohnnyGo
United States
$7.69     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Phillipines Pressing Rca Victor, 1005, 1981
  LP   VG+ GoJohnnyGo
United States
$7.69     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
Us, Rca, Afl1 4028
  LP   M-/M- Bill Owens
United States
$8.80     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes CD   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Rca, Afl14028
  LP   LP:VG+, CVR:VG Recordsonthe
United States
$8.95     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
11 Selections Lyrics On Inner Sleeve Cover Excellent. Usa, Rca, 4028, 1981
  LP   EXCELLENT (EX) Record Wareh
United States
$9.00     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes Single   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
2 copies
LP   VG+/EX Vinyl Tap
United Kingdom
$11.56 - $13.21      Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes Single   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
11 Track With Insert Sleeve Has Seam Split (rcalp6001) Uk, Rca, Rcalp6001, 1981
  LP   VG+/EX Vinyl Tap
United Kingdom
$11.56     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes EP   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
11 Track With Insert In Info Stickered Sleeve (rcalp6001) Uk, Rca, Rcalp6001, 1981
  LP   VG+/EX Vinyl Tap
United Kingdom
$13.21     Details
  Hall & Oates   Private Eyes
Australian Pressing On The Rca/victor Records Label In Near Mint Condition. Gatefold Cover Is In ...
  LP   NEAR MINT Crypt Record
Australia
$11.60     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes (german)
Rca Nl 90079
  LP   EX/M DUANE HOBDEN
United Kingdom
$16.08     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes + Insert
Rca Rcalp 6001
  LP   EX/NM DUANE HOBDEN
United Kingdom
$16.08     Details
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes Demo   Hall & Oates   Private Eyes Demo
Uk Rca Rcalp6001 Rare Gold Embossed Stamped Demo - Full Lp 1981
  LP   M/M CDandVinyl
United Kingdom
$19.25     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes (1981 Original + Lyric Sleeve! With "i Can't Go For That"! Picture Label)
Rca Afl1-4028
  LP   Vintage
United States
$29.00     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes (numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl Lp)
Mobile Fidelity
  LP   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$31.08     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes
2014 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Individually Numbered Limited Edition, Original Master Recording..., 10 copies
  LP   Jack Wolak's
United States
$31.93     Details
  HALL & OATES   Private Eyes (180 Gr)
Reissue Of 1981 Album. , 2 copies
  LP   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$36.26     Details
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