DARYL HALL Sacred Songs (1980)

Sacred Songs (1980)
Hall & Fripp Mix It Up

Sacred Songs was actually recorded three years before it came out, illustrating just how much this album confounded label salesmen of the 70s. Daryl Hall’s blue-eyed soul (with an artist’s heart) and Bob Fripp’s production (and free improvisation mechanics) hardly seemed a fit on paper… but it’s funny how a union could seem so curious, at first, and so natural later on. Even now, despite Hall’s recognizable voice and Fripp’s stylistic drive-bys, the LP’s sound & style come on like a particle collider. Hall seems intent on downplaying the Philly soul (save the excellent “Why Was It So Easy”) and Fripp aims to prove he has no intention of playing by any commercial rules. Still… it’s a fascinating collaboration. Features two bonus tracks from Fripp’s 1978 LP, Exposure, both featuring Hall… and their best recording as a duo, “North Star.”


Sacred Songs (3:18)
Something in 4/4 Time (
4:27)
Babs and Babs (7:50)
Urban Landscape (
2:24)
NYCNY (
4:36)
The Farther Away I Am (
2:53)
Why Was It So Easy (
5:32)
Don’t Leave Me Alone with Her (
6:25)
Survive (
6:41)
Without Tears (
2:54)
You Burn Me Up I’m a Cigarette (2:20) Bonus Track
North Star (3:10) Bonus Track

 

7 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    November 2, 2010 - 19:46 | Permalink

    Get it HERE.

    • 2
      Puml
      January 30, 2013 - 18:02 | Permalink

      Thanks a lot. great album hard to find anywhere.

  • 3
    Rob
    January 5, 2011 - 23:42 | Permalink

    Thanks Captain, this is tonight's unknown quantity. Sounds good so far.

  • 4
    W
    January 5, 2011 - 23:46 | Permalink

    Thanks for dropping in.

  • 5
    mechameleon
    June 11, 2014 - 02:48 | Permalink

    Thanks for the album!
    The link is still up after all this years!

  • 6
    G
    July 30, 2014 - 10:14 | Permalink

    Hello Captain –
    Just going through the site – seeing what I missed – and know I didn’t miss this because I have thought since – well since I purchased this on Vinyl….this is the best thing (no offense to Hall&Oates) he’s ever done. Agree that “North Star” is wonderful – I’ve always been partial to “Why Was It So Easy” – not trying to start up any sort of a dust-up but don’t remember the order of rellease – if I purchased this and then Mr. Fripp’s Exposure (version one and I have all 3) and/or then Gabriel’s 2nd (do they refer to it as the “Scratch” album?) – but I purchased all of Mr. Fripp’s Drive to 81 – – and have been listening to them before and after the drive!!!
    Thanks, as always, for this great…..wormhole…and am amazed, continually, at the amount of storage you have on your boat.
    Captain – Many Thanks and
    All the best
    G

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