Grand Rapids – Today, Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, releases BeforeAfter, the first-ever solo retrospective from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall, as a two-disc set and across all digital platforms. Also today, Hall embarks on his first solo tour in a decade, with a show at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI on November 23, 2022, with special guest and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Todd Rundgren. Tickets are available on Friday, September 23 at 10AM at DeVosPerformanceHall.com.
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Hall recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about his extensive solo career, noting “Hall’s self-confidence is palpable.” Read the full profile HERE.
Compiled and sequenced by Hall, BeforeAfter features thirty tracks spanning all five of his solo albums, from the 1980’s Robert Fripp-produced Sacred Songs through 2011’s Laughing Down Crying, which was co-produced with longtime Hall compatriot T-Bone Wolk, who sadly passed before the album was released. Additionally, the collection features six never-released performances from the pathbreaking web and television series Live From Daryl’s House, including a recording of the Eurythmics classic “Here Comes The Rain Again,” performed with that song’s co-writer and longtime Hall compatriot, Dave Stewart, a harmonious version of the Ruby and The Romantics chart-topper “Our Day Will Come” and “Can we Still be Friends” with friend and tourmate Todd Rundgren. Hall launched the series in 2007 with the then-novel idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the internet.” Taken as a whole, BeforeAfter draws unexpected and satisfying connections between the esoteric and accessible sides of Daryl Hall’s creativity.
“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.”
As Jeremy Holiday writes in the accompanying BeforeAfter liner notes, “How paradoxical that Daryl Hall is most associated in the public imagination with a long-term musical partner. Because few artists are as individualistic, and individually complete ... Yet Daryl Hall is also a brilliant collaborator, and, perhaps ironically, that quality is equally if not more apparent within his solo work. More than a chance to work ‘alone,’ Hall’s individual pursuits have granted him license to be more eclectic in his choice of collaborators and to push further outside the expected bounds.”
Those collaborators include not only Fripp and Wolk, but Stewart, who co-produced Hall’s 1986 album Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine and co-wrote a number of its tracks, and even Mariah Carey who contributed vocals to 1993’s Soul Alone.
That spirit of collaboration has also guided Live From Daryl’s House from its inception, with Hall welcoming multiple generations of artists - from Smokey Robinson and Cheap Trick to Aloe Blacc and Grace Potter - over the show’s fifteen year history.
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Daryl Hall is a modern-day renaissance man, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the best-selling duo of all time, the star of his very own award-winning web series-turned-TV staple, Live from Daryl’s House, as well as a successful venue owner with “Daryl’s House,” a restored live music space in Pawling, N.Y.
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