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  • Performer: Daryl Hall / John Oates
  • Album: Abandoned Luncheonette
  • Label: Friday Music
  • Catalog #: FRM 7269
  • FLAC: 2139 mb | MP3: 2713 mb
  • Released: 2010
  • Country: US
  • Style: Soul, Pop Rock
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 967
  • Category: Rock / Funk / Disco
Daryl Hall / John Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette flac


1Abandoned Luncheonette
Alto Saxophone – Joe FarrellBass – Gordon EdwardsDrums – Bernard PurdieHarp – Gloria AgostiniLead Vocals – DarylPiano – Daryl Hall, Richard TeeSongwriter – Daryl HallVocals [Humanity Chorus] – Arif Mardin, Christian Bond, Daryl Hall, Donald Wanner, John Oates, Kathy Mae Hohl, Ronald Wanner, Walter F. Hohl
2She's Gone
Bass – Steve "Fontz" GelfandDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer – Chris BondElectric Piano – Daryl HallGuitar [Wah-wah Guitar] – John OatesLead Vocals – Daryl, JohnPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldSongwriter – Daryl Hall & John OatesTenor Saxophone – Joe Farrell
3Had I Known You Better Then
Acoustic Guitar – Jerry Ricks, John OatesBass – Steve "Fontz" GelfandDrums, Percussion – Rick MarottaElectric Guitar – Chris BondElectric Piano – Daryl HallLead Vocals – JohnSongwriter – John Oates
4Laughing Boy
Flugelhorn – Marvin StammLead Vocals – DarylPiano – Daryl HallSongwriter – Daryl Hall
5I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man)
Acoustic Guitar – Jerry Ricks, John OatesBass – Gordon EdwardsDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Guitar, Mellotron – Chris BondElectric Piano – Daryl HallLead Vocals – JohnSongwriter – John Oates
6Lady Rain
Acoustic Guitar – John OatesBass – Steve "Fontz" GelfandDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenLead Vocals – Daryl, JohnMandolin – Daryl HallPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldSongwriter – Daryl Hall & John OatesViolin [Vi-tar Electric Violin] – John Blair
7Everytime I Look At You
Banjo – Marc HorowitzBass – Steve "Fontz" GelfandDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Guitar – John OatesElectric Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer – Chris BondFiddle – Larry Packer Keyboards – Daryl HallLead Vocals – DarylSongwriter – Daryl Hall
8Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song)
Acoustic Guitar – Chris Bond, John OatesBass – Gordon EdwardsCongas – Pancho MoralesDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Daryl HallLead Vocals – Daryl, JohnOrgan – Pat RebillotSongwriter – John OatesTenor Saxophone – Joe Farrell
9When The Morning Comes
Acoustic Guitar – John OatesBass – Steve "Fontz" GelfandDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Guitar – Hugh McCrackenLead Vocals – DarylMandolin – Daryl HallMellotron – Chris BondOboe – Joe FarrellPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldSongwriter – Daryl HallSynthesizer – Chris Bond


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SD 7269Daryl Hall / John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette ‎(LP, Album, PR )AtlanticSD 7269US1973
SD 7269Daryl Hall / John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette ‎(LP, Album, RE)AtlanticSD 7269Canada1973
P-10281ADaryl Hall & John Oates = ダリル・ホール&ジョン・オーツ Daryl Hall & John Oates = ダリル・ホール&ジョン・オーツ - Abandoned Luncheonette = アバンダンド・ランチョネット ‎(LP, Album, RE)AtlanticP-10281AJapan1976
AC-7269Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette ‎(Cass, Album)AtlanticAC-7269CanadaUnknown
K 40534Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette ‎(LP, Album, RP)AtlanticK 40534UKUnknown


  • Arranged By [Arrangements]Abandoned Band, Chris Bond, Daryl Hall, John Oates
  • Arranged By [String & Horn Arrangements]Arif Mardin
  • Design, Photography ByB. Wilson
  • Lacquer Cut ByRM
  • Mixed ByChris Bond, Jimmy Douglass
  • ProducerArif Mardin
  • Recorded By, EngineerAlan Ade, Gene Paul, Jimmy Douglass, Joel Kerr, Lew Hahn
  • Reissue ProducerJoe Reagoso
  • Remastered ByJoe Reagoso
  • VocalsDaryl Hall & John Oates


180 Gram Vinyl - Limited Edition Gatefold Cover

Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes at Friday Music Studios in Surf City, CA and Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA

Unichappell, BMI
"Lady Rain" Unichappell, BMI/Young Ideas, ASCAP

Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, N.Y.

℗ 1973 & 2010 Atlantic Recording Corp.
Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
Printed in U.S.A.


  • Barcode (String): 829421726920
  • Barcode (Text): 8 29421 72692 0
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One etched): FRM-7269-A G1 RM S-70750 MASTERED BY CAPITOL(stamped) PHILLY RULES!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two etched): FRM-7269-B G1 RM S-70751 I MISS THE JERSEY SHORE


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Licensed From – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Published By – Unichappell
  • Published By – Young Ideas
  • Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
  • Mastered At – Friday Music Studios
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-70750
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-70751


I secured a copy of this from Amoeba Music at a pretty good price, so I decided to give a review of the sound quality and pressing quality, and also uploaded pictures of the package.

The sound quality is great on this. Mastering-wise, they didn't mess with the way this album sounds. It's every bit as you remember the original Atlantic Records version being (and maybe a tiny bit better), but with quiet, better quality vinyl. And they didn't cut this at a lower volume like a lot of reissue companies do with vinyl these days. It's a nice dynamic cut that, as I mentioned above, recalls the original pressing (but with cleaner sound).

Also, unlike the original Atlantic CD version of this release, the first half-second of "When The Morning Comes" isn't clipped off. I mention this, because there are some suspicions as to whether Friday Music masters from actual master tapes or CD masters given to them by the original record companies, and if that were the case with this, then I think there would be a lot of angry customers who bought this hoping to not be disappointed like with the CD.

Since this was cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol in Hollywood, this was probably pressed at RTI, in Camarillo, California. RTI around the time of this release (2010) had a hit or miss reputation with pressing vinyl (they've since become MUCH better), but with this pressing, I notice no issues. No warping, no dirty vinyl, no marks. The vinyl isn't quite as glossy as the stuff coming out of there now is, but it's still of high quality.

Friday Music also has a bit of a hit or miss reputation with it's releases, but this one is definitely a hit. The artwork (which a lot of people describe on some of their releases as looking grainy, blurry, or like they scanned the CD or LP cover) doesn't look bad on this one. Then again, the pics on the original version of the album were intentionally grainy, so it might just be hard to tell, but nothing is sloppy about the artwork. Colors are good, text is crisp, no problems there.

Another criticism of Friday Music's releases is that they don't usually include lyric sheets or posters that came with the original pressings, and that doing gatefold covers for albums that weren't originally presented that way is just a reason for them to charge more money for their releases. Well, as most of you know, the original version of this album came with a 2 sided insert, with a poster of Daryl and John on one side, and the lyrics/credits on the other. Friday music actually did something pretty cool, and included BOTH on the inner gatefold, using the picture of Daryl and John as a backdrop, and superimposing the lyrics/credits over them. It looks cool and doesn't take away from anything, and actually makes good use of the gatefold.

So in conclusion, if you find this, and don't already have a copy of "Abandoned Luncheonette", grab it. You won't be disappointed. Especially if you're like me and have spent years digging in record shops and flea markets looking for clean playing copies (good luck with that), only to end up disappointed. The problem is, you can find original copies of this that LOOK good, but very few actually SOUND good. Atlantic's vinyl in the early to mid 70's sucked. Shame, as a lot of great albums from that time were on Atlantic (like this one).

However, if you have an original Atlantic from 1973, or the reissue with the new catalogue number from 1977 (which supposedly uses the same stampers as the original), and they sound good, then you're all set. But if you do have a good original, you are the exception rather than the rule (and I'd like to know where you get you're vinyl if you're so lucky). ;)
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