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Good Listening: Hall and Oates – Acoustic Power (1991)

Hall and Oates - Starting All Over Again (live on Aussie TV in 1991)

Hall and Oates acoustic. I know you like the sound of that.

So here's the deal - Daryl Hall and John Oates went back to their roots in 1991 with the release of their album Change of Season, and had the idea to do an acoustic tour, cleverly titled "Acoustic Power" to promote it. With a nine piece band, they might have been cheating a bit to call the shows "acoustic," but they were certainly stripped down, in comparison to previous H&O tours.

The acoustic tour must have been great, but at the time, I had no idea about that, because I had skipped the Cleveland show, which I believe was at Nautica Stage. And it's possible that I might have missed another show, because I seem to recall a second show later in the tour at The Front Row (R.I.P.)

While we're on the subject, here are some other Nautica Stage shows that I regret missing - Eddie Money touring on a similar acoustic tour that would produce the Unplug It In EP, and the pre-Eagles reunion pairing of Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey that came with a free torrential downpour built into the ticket price.

Getting back to Hall and Oates, my buddy Kurt hipped me to Acoustic Power, a two CD bootleg sourced from Japanese television broadcast. For the first time, I had the opportunity to hear exactly what I had missed, and boy did I miss out!

For over 10 years, Acoustic Power has been one of my favorite things to share with anyone I come across who is an H&O fan, and it's a show that never disappoints.

I've had it on deck to share here for a while, and I was reminded of it this week when I was catching up, getting my hands on a flurry of H&O shows that were newly online.

In the spirit of all of the H&O that's been heard in my house this weekend, here's that original Acoustic Power show for your enjoyment.

And yeah, you're going to enjoy this one!!

By the way - we're a week away from Live at The Troubadour, a new live release that finds Hall & Oates REALLY going back to their roots with a club date recorded earlier this year at the famous Troubadour. Live at The Troubadour hits stores on Tuesday, November 25th on CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray. Read up on the release right here. Purchase Live at the Troubadour via links at the end of this post.

(P.S. - "What's Going On" is tagged incorrectly as "Mercy Mercy Me" - I didn't catch it when I loaded it up many moons ago. So the file name is incorrect, but the track listing below is proper.)

Daryl Hall and John Oates
Acoustic Power 1991
Live in Tokyo

complete zipped download

disc one

Out Of Touch
Say It Isn't So
Starting All Over Again
Change Of Season
She's Gone
One On One
Every Time You Go Away

disc two

Wait For Me
I Can't Go For That
Band Introductions
So Close
Private Eyes
Rich Girl
What's Going On
When Something Wrong With My Baby

Purchase Hall & Oates - Live at the Troubadour - DVD, CD/DVD, or Blu-Ray

  • alexa

    this is the most amazing post i have ever read from you. i heart hall and oates!!

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Make sure that you don’t miss the 2nd most amazing post from me….the 1985 show when they were in total control of the world!

  • Kelly

    Can’t wait to get home and download these tracks :)

    Thank you*

  • jeff

    great show! thanks. they are amazing.

  • doug

    this is such a great show. thx so much.

  • Jack4343

    Need some help Matt. I can't download any of the songs that have an apostrophe (ex. I Can't Go For That, She's Gone, Say It Isn't So). Seems the link is cut off after the apostrophe. Any suggestions?

  • Matt

    Does the zip file download still work?

  • Jack4343

    Need some help Matt. I can't download any of the songs that have an apostrophe (ex. I Can't Go For That, She's Gone, Say It Isn't So). Seems the link is cut off after the apostrophe. Any suggestions?

  • Matt

    Does the zip file download still work?

  • cerati900

    thnaz ya so much ! some mp3 is broken please reloaded .

  • Jp

    no the link isnt there like your other posts

  • Skip Shaw

    wow, what a great show.  i am surprised there are no comments in such a long time.  there are a number of links broken.  is there any chance you could repair them?  i would love to be able to hear the whole show.

    thank you for sharing this.

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  • nj

    great find but i’m late. 3 songs have dead links. can someone reup the full set or at least the following: say it isn’t so, she’s gone, i can’t go for that. thanks nj

  • Matt

    NJ — I added a link labeled “complete zipped download” that should give you the whole show with no issues :-)


  • Matt

    JP, if you’re still reading this…I’ve added a zipped download link!

  • Matt

    Skip — I have a complete download link now if you still need this :-)