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