Track Listing
Man On A Mission
Do It For Love (3)
Someday We'll Know (1)
Forever For You (2)
Life's Too Short
Getaway Car
Make You Stay
Miss DJ
"She" Got Me Bad
Breath Of Your Life
Intuition
Heartbreak Time
Love In A Dangerous Time
Private Eyes (Live)

(*) Best Tracks

Recent Discography
Marigold Sky
Greatest Hits Live
VH1 Behind The Music
Do It For Love

Buy it if you liked:
Hall & Oates - Marigold Sky
BBMak - Into Your Head
Martin Stenmark - One
HALL & OATES
Do It For Love
U-Watch / Victor Japan VICP-62198
Produced By: Hall & Oates / Various
Running Time: Genre: MOR
Release Date: Out Now Released: JP EU
WebLink: Hall& Oates LabelLink:
87%

Hall & Oates are responsible for some of the best high-tech pop/rock and soulful pop in my personal collection. I've been a fan since the early 80's and the guys rarely disappoint. I must admit I lost the plot with them in the 90's, with a couple of average releases, but the 1997 release Marigold Sky restored all faith. Do It For Love continues my admiration for these guys, with another smooth, soulful pop release that shows the class and talent of this duo.
Do It For Love contains some fine moments - songs so utterly commercial that if the Backstreet Boys had sung them, they would be well known worldwide hits. That's what Hall & Oates do, they write catchy pop songs and then layer them in harmonies and lush instrumentation, making them appealing to rock and pop fans alike.
Of course, they have aged somewhat since their heyday, and like many great artists, struggle to find at home on today's' (sad) radio playlists.
There are a couple of songs on Do It For Love that are a little too "nice", but out of 14 songs there is room for a few fillers.
Specifically I'm not a fan of the opening track, nor the too-funky Miss DJ.
The album is mostly middle of the road, mature pop, with that unmistakable soulful touch.
But the guys do reach into modern pop, displaying even more forcefully why these songs would be hits if sung by a prepubescent teenager.
Several tracks may prove to be a little too modern for some, Intuition and "She" Got Me Bad prime examples of this. Seriously though, these tracks are so damn commercial, I cannot believe they are not all over today's radio.
But for fans of the traditional H20 sound, just tune into the first single Do It For Love or the very catchy feel good Someday We'll Know. Then check out the sentimental ballad Forever For You, layered with harmonies and acoustic guitars.
Life's Too Short, Make You Stay, Getaway Car and Heartbreak Time are more examples of great melodic friendly pop.

The Bottom Line
I can't fault this album. While it contains songs that take a few different approaches and adopt different styles, all are delivered in the same, smooth-as-hell manner we expect from the guys.
As I said earlier, with 14 tracks there are bound to be different favourites between fans, but the quality and production of the album is fabulous throughout.
Very catchy, very contemporary and very classy for pop fans at least!

Line Up
Daryl Hall: Vocals
John Oates: Guitar
Greg Fitzgerald: Keyboards
Mickey Curry: Drums
T Bone Wolf: Bass

Additional Ratings
Songwriting
90%
Attitude
84%
Production
95%



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