Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– Missed Opportunity (US 12″)

With no UK release this 1988 was new to me.

From the album “Ooh Yeah!” and keeping the staple sound of blue-eyed Pop Soul with distinct harmonies, they had made a comeback but were the fans still there? The duo were getting a little tired and short of ideas so had the break, Daryl Hall here takes more of a lead role, after having some solo success. Tom “T-Bone” Wolk adds some fine bass and Mark Rivera on sax but it is nearly all electronics.

Three decent mixes, the “Smooth” one harks back to the Arthur Baker days, very chilled!

“Soul Love” is an album cut, again very electronic in terms of arrangement with Holly Knight helping with writing and lyrics. (no John)



Arista ‎– AD1-9728 SAM_0635

A1 Missed Opportunity (Unlimited Mix) 6:58
A2 Missed Opportunity (Radio Mix) 4:39
B1 Missed Opportunity (Smooth Mix) 8:57
B2 Soul Love 3:56

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