Hall & Oates to Release 74-Song Box Set in October

Hall & Oates to Release 74-Song Box Set in October
Hair farmer Darryl Hall and facial hair groomer John Oates have announced that they will release a box set looking back at the four-decade-plus career of Hall & Oates. Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates will be released on October 6, two weeks before the duo play one of the last shows at their hometown arena, the Philadelphia Spectrum, which is being demolished in late October.

"This box set will be a treasure for the diehard Daryl Hall and John Oates fans and a creative surprise to the casual fan," Oates told Spinner. "All the hits are there but the real gems are the unreleased tracks and live performances that showcase the true depth of our life's work as professional songwriters, producers and artists."


In addition to all of their hit songs, such as "Maneater," "Rich Girl," "Private Eyes," "Kiss Is On My List" and tons more, the 74-song box set also includes 16 previously unreleased tracks, many of which are live. And in the tradition of making packages like this extra special, the box set includes a 60-page booklet with exclusive photographs (more than a few of which will definitely include Oates's hirsute upper lip) and a full biography on the band. Interspersed throughout the booklet are Hall & Oates testimonials from some of rock's greatest, including Mick Jagger, Carly Simon, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. (Okay, that last guy isn't so great.)

Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates:


Disc 1:


1. "Girl I Love You" (The Temptones)

2. "I Need Your Love" (The Masters)

3. "Say These Words of Love" (The Temptones)

4. "Perkiomen"

5. "I'm Sorry"

6. "Fall in Philadelphia"

7. "Waterwheel"

8. "Lilly (Are You Happy)"

9. "Had I Known You Better Then"

10. "Las Vegas Turnaround"

11. "She's Gone"

12. "You're Much Too Soon"

13. "Is It a Star"

14. "It's Uncanny"

15. "Love You Like a Brother"

16. "Lady Rain" (Live at the New Victoria Theatre, London, October 3, 1975) *

17. "Beanie G. and the Rose Tattoo" (Live at the New Victoria Theatre, London, October 3, 1975) *

18. "Better Watch Your Back" (Live at the New Victoria Theatre, London, October 3, 1975) *

19. "Abandoned Luncheonette" (Live at the New Victoria Theatre, London, October 3, 1975) *

20. "When the Morning Comes" (Live at the New Victoria Theatre, London, October 3, 1975) *


Disc 2:


1. "Camellia"

2. "Sara Smile"

3. "Alone Too Long"

4. "Gino (The Manager)" (2009 Remix) *

5. "Ennui on the Mountain"

6. "Out of Me, Out of You"

7. "Back Together Again"

8. "Rich Girl"

9. "Crazy Eyes"

10. "Have I Been Away Too Long"

11. "August Day"

12. "It's A Laugh"

13. "I Don't Wanna Lose You" (7" Remix)

14. "Wait For Me"

15. "Time's Up (Alone Tonight)"

16. "The Woman Comes And Goes"

17. "How Does It Feel To Be Back"

18. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"

19. "Kiss On My List"

20. "Everytime You Go Away" (Live in Tokyo, Japan, 1996) *


Disc 3:


1. "You Make My Dreams"

2. "Private Eyes"

3. "Head Above Water"

4. "Did It In A Minute"

5. "Your Imagination"

6. "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"

7. "Don't Go Out" *

8. "Maneater"

9. "Family Man"

10. "One on One"

11. "Go Solo"

12. "Say It Isn't So"

13. "Adult Education"

14. "Out of Touch"

15. "Method Of Modern Love"

16. "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid"

17. "Possession Obsession" (Live at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, May 23, 1985)

18. A Nite at the Apollo Live! The Way You Do The Things You Do/My Girl (Live at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, May 23, 1985) with David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick


Disc 4:


1. "Everything Your Heart Desires" (Video Mix)

2. "Missed Opportunity"

3. "Keep On Pushin' Love"
4. "Storm Warning" *

5. "Change of Season"

6. "Starting All Over Again" (Live in Tokyo, Japan, 1995)

7. "So Close" (Live in Portland, OR, 2006) *

8. "Do It for Love"

9. "Forever for You"

10. "Heartbreak Time"

11. "All the Way From Philadelphia" *

12. "Have You Ever Been In Love" (Demo) *

13. "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Live at John Jay College, New York, March 24, 2003)

14. "I Want Someone" (Live From Daryl's House) *

15. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are" (Live 2007)

16. "Dreamer ('72-'09 Redux) *

* Previously unreleased