1978 Daryl Hall & John Oates – Along The Red Ledge

Hall Oates 1978Along the Red Ledge is the seventh studio album by Hall & Oates, released in 1978.

This album foreshadowed what was to come in a few years for Hall & Oates, as the duo shed previous producer Christopher Bond and went with a more polished sound with David Foster. The album is the first studio album where Hall & Oates used their road band in the studio (previously they would rely heavily on session musicians), a trend Hall & Oates would carry through their heyday of the early 1980s.

George Harrison, of The Beatles, plays guitar on the track “The Last Time.” Todd Rundgren also plays on this album, as does Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. Robert Fripp, of King Crimson, plays on the “Don’t Blame It On Love.”


It’s A Laugh (Daryl Hall) 3:50
2  Melody For A Memory (John Oates) 4:54
3  The Last Time (Daryl Hall) 2:53
I Don’t Wanna Lose You (Daryl Hall, John Oates) 3:49
5  Have I Been Away Too Long (Daryl Hall) 4:22
6  Alley Katz (Daryl Hall, John Oates) 3:05
7  Don’t Blame It On Love (Daryl Hall, John Oates) 3:57
8  Serious Music (George Bitzer, John Oates) 4:11
9  Pleasure Beach (John Oates) 3:11
10  August Day (Sara Allen, Daryl Hall) 3:04


Bass Kenny Passarelli
Drums Robert Pope
Guitar George Harrison
Guitar Tod Rundgren
Guitar Daryl Hall
Guitar Robert Fripp
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Rick Nielsen
Guitar John Oates
Guitar Caleb Quaye
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Daryl Hall
Keyboards Charles Dechant
Keyboards David Kent
Keyboards John Oates
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Harmonica Les Thompson
Sax Charles Dechant
Strings David Paich
Background Vocals Daryl Hall
Background Vocals Charles Dechant
Background Vocals David Kent
Vocals John Oates

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster
Arranged By – Daryl Hall, John Oates, David Foster
Engineer – Ed Sprigg, Humberto Gatica, Tom Knox
Engineer (Assistant Engineers) – Chris Desmond, Jon Smith, Mark Linett, Patrick Von Wiegandt
Creative Director (Direction) – Tommy Mottola
Mixed By – Ed Sprigg
Technician (Studio Assistant) – Glen Davis

Art Direction – Dick Smith
Design [Cover Design] – Sara Allen
Photography By (Cover Photos) – Eric Kroll
Photography By (Group Photo) – Barbara Grey

Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Published By – Hot-Cha Music Co.
Published By – Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.
Mixed At – The Hit Factory
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – The Hit Factory