Thursday, March 13, 2008

"I never saw anybody fall apart so fast.."

"Dreamtime (Extended Remixed Version) - Daryl Hall

During a break from longtime recording partner John Oates, Daryl Hall called upon Dave Stewart of Eurythmics to co-produce his solo LP, "Three Hearts In The Happy Ending Machine". Stewart had already produced for rockers Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on one of my favorite guilty 80's pleasures, "Southern Accents". Released on RCA records in 1986, "Three Hearts" was considered a flop by the label despite this song's success (#5). This really pissed off Daryl Hall. He blamed the LP's poor promotion by RCA and since this album fulfilled Hall and Oates' contractual obligation they signed with Arista Records afterwards. EDIT: This mix was engineered by Arthur Baker (thanks to Oznerol for the correction) who's done work for Fleetwood Mac that was posted here before, New Order and Naked Eyes. TT: 7:49.

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Juba_San said...

"Three Hearts In The Happy Ending Machine" is one of my favorite albums from the 80's. Power pop to the extreme with perfect production. And a lot of great songs - besides "Dreamtime" - to go witrh it.
Graet album...great post...

Uncle Mike said...

ITA with what you said about the album. Thank you.

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