Daryl Hall offers deep dive on solo side with ‘BeforeAfter’

Daryl Hall, who as a member of Hall and Oates is one of the most successful rock musicians ever, is taking a deep-dive on his solo side with the release of a new, two-disc retrospective.

BeforeAfter, the first-ever look at Hall’s solo career, is set for release by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony, on Friday, April 1. Hall that same day will embark on his first solo tour in a decade, with Todd Rundgren as the supporting act. The tour will bring Hall to New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Tickets for the Carnegie Hall show go on sale at 11 a.m. EST on Friday, January 28. Tickets for all other dates go on sale at 10 a.m. local time, January 28. All tickets can be purchased through livenation.com.

BeforeAfter will offer music lovers an interesting perspective on Hall’s career. And it will show in yet another way how the rocker known for Hall and Oates—and such timeless hits as “Maneater,” “Kiss On My List” and “Sarah Smile”—is a man of many musical dimensions. Click here to pre-order BeforeAfter.

Daryl Hall. Photo by Stuart Berg.

“Taken as a whole,” reads a press release for the retrospective, “BeforeAfter draws unexpected and satisfying connections between the esoteric and accessible sides of Daryl Hall’s creativity.”

Underscoring Hall’s versatility is Daryl’s House, the music venue and restaurant he operates in Pawling, Dutchess County, New York. And since 2007, Hall has hosted “Live From Daryl’s House,” the internet and television program that has featured Joe Walsh, Darius Rucker and many other notable and new names.

Hall’s many musical dimensions are also illustrated by the musicians he has collaborated with, in addition to the rockers he has welcomed to “Live From Daryl’s House.” Hall’s longtime bass player, the late T-Bone Wolk, Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics have all served as producers on Hall’s solo records. And Mariah Carey contributed vocals to Hall’s 1993’s record, Soul Alone

BeforeAfter was compiled and sequenced by Hall and features 30 tracks from his five solo albums. BeforeAfter also includes six never-released performances from “Live From Daryl’s House.” Musical guests on these songs include Rundgren, Stewart and Monte Montgomery.

“I picked this collection of songs from my solo albums because I feel they encapsulate certain periods of my career.” says Hall. “It also shows the diversity of working with collaborators like Robert Fripp or Dave Stewart.  And, having some tracks from LFDH on it, really makes the compilation complete.”

Daryl Hall Tour Dates with Todd Rundgren supporting:

April 1 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL

April 3 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

April 5 – Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA

April 7 – MGM Northfield Park – Northfield, OH

April 9 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

April 11 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA

April 14 – Carnegie Hall – New York, NY

April 16 – The Theatre at MGM National Harbor – National Harbor, MD  

BeforeAfter Track list:

Disc One:

1. Dreamtime

2. Babs and Babs

3. Foolish Pride

4. Can’t Stop Dreaming

5. Here Comes The Rain Again (Live From Daryl’s House) with Dave Stewart

6. Someone Like You

7. Talking to You (Is Like Talking to Myself)

8. Sacred Songs

9. Right as Rain

10. Survive

11. North Star (Live From Daryl’s House) with Monte Montgomery

12. In My Own Dream (Live From Daryl’s House)


14. What’s Gonna Happen to Us

Disc Two:

1. Love Revelation

2. Fools Rush In

3. I’m in a Philly Mood

4. Send Me

5. Justify

6. Borderline

7. Stop Loving Me, Stop Loving You

8. Eyes for You (Ain’t No Doubt About It)

9. The Farther Away I Am

10. Why Was It So Easy

11. Can We Still Be Friends (Live From Daryl’s House) with Todd Rundgren

12. Cab Driver

13. Our Day Will Come (Live From Daryl’s House)

14. Laughing Down Crying (Live From Daryl’s House)

15. Problem with You (Live From Daryl’s House)

16. Neither One of Us (Wants To Be the First to Say Goodbye) (Live From Daryl’s House) 

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