Private Eyes is the tenth studio album by American pop music duo Hall & Oates. The album was released on September 1, 1981, by RCA Records. The album includes two hits-the title track, "Private Eyes" and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", as well as the top ten hit "Did It in a Minute". I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" also spent a week at the top of the R&B charts-a rare accomplishment for a white band.
The title track definitely is the biggest hit on here, with some very catchy lyrics and good vocals from Hall. Other notable tracks here are I Can't Go for That, Did it in a Minute, Head Above Water, and Looking for a good sign.
Produced by Daryl Hall, Neil Kernon & John Oates.
Private Eyes - Remastered. We finally find out why this album was named "Private Eyes" instead of "Head Above Water"). The bonus tracks are extended versions of "Your Imagination" and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)", but I would recommend getting the "12-Inch Collection" Volumes I and II which also have these remixes as well as many others by Hall & Oates. Also see the re-issue of "H2O" w/bonus tracks. Track Listing: 1. Private Eyes 2. Looking for a Good Sign 3. I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) 4. Mano a Mano 5. Did It in a Minute 6. Head Above.
Hall & Oates don't repeat the formula of Voices; they expand it, staying grounded in pop-soul but opening up the stylized production, so it sounds both cinematic and sharp.
Producers: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Neil Kernon. Highlights: Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Did It in a Minute, Looking for a Good Sign. Producers: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Neil Kernon. Highlights: Maneater, One on One, Family Man, Art of Heartbreak. Rock ‘n Soul Part 1 (1983). 14-song compilation includes the previously unreleased Say It Isn’t So and Adult Education. Highlights: Sara Smile, She’s Gone, Rich Girl, Kiss On My List, Private Eyes, Maneater. The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA, 2001). Highlights: Sara Smile, Private Eyes, Maneater, You Make My Dreams, Rich Girl, Say It Isn’t So. VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection (2002). 17-song set from their Behind the Music episode. Do It for Love (U-Watch, Sanctuary, 2002).
|PB 2296||Daryl Hall John Oates*||Private Eyes (7")||RCA||PB 2296||Netherlands||1981|
|CA-11226||Daryl Hall - John Oates*||Private Eyes (7", Single, Red)||RCA||CA-11226||El Salvador||1981|
|JH-12296, PB-12296||Daryl Hall & John Oates||Private Eyes (7", Single, Mono, Promo)||RCA, RCA||JH-12296, PB-12296||US||1981|
|PB-12296||Daryl Hall & John Oates||Private Eyes (7", Styrene, Ind)||RCA||PB-12296||US||1981|
|RCAT 134||Daryl Hall John Oates*||Private Eyes (12", Single)||RCA||RCAT 134||UK||1982|