Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– Abandoned Luncheonette

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When The Morning Comes 3:12
Had I Known You Better Then 3:22
Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song) 2:57
She's Gone 5:15
I'm Just A Kid (Don't Make Me Feel Like A Man) 3:20
Abandoned Luncheonette 3:55
Lady Rain 4:26
Laughing Boy 3:30
Everytime I Look At You 7:04

Versions (40)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 US 1973 Sell This Version
CS 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic CS 19139 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL CS 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(Cass, Album, Sli) Atlantic ATL CS 7269 US 1973 Sell This Version
P 10281 A Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP) Atlantic P 10281 A Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall / John Oates* Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 7269 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RP, RI) Atlantic SD 7269 US 1973 Sell This Version
K 40534 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic K 40534 France 1974 Sell This Version
K 40534, SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40534, SD 19139 UK 1974 Sell This Version
K 40534, SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40534, SD 19139 UK 1974 Sell This Version
K 40534 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic K 40534 UK 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall / John Oates* Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RP, PR) Atlantic SD 7269 US 1975 Sell This Version
P-10281A Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-10281A Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SD 19139 Daryl Hall / John Oates* Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RE, MO) Atlantic SD 19139 US 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RE, PR) Atlantic SD 19139 US 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RE, SP) Atlantic SD 19139 US 1977 Sell This Version
SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RP, RI) Atlantic SD 19139 US 1977 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-069 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-069 US 1982 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-069 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, S/Sided, Album, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-069 US 1982 Sell This Version
32XD-747 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 32XD-747 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
AMCY-183 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-183 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic CD 19139 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
19139-2, 7 19139-2 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 19139-2, 7 19139-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
AMCY-3060 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-3060 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AMCY-2730 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) Atlantic AMCY-2730 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
FRM 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Gat) Friday Music FRM 7269 US 2010 Sell This Version
WQCP-1092 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic WQCP-1092 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
WPCR-16359 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Atlantic WPCR-16359 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
TP 7269 0797 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic TP 7269 0797 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-81537-2YG Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-81537-2YG Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7 19139-2, 19139-2 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 19139-2, 19139-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 19139-2, 19139-2 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 19139-2, 19139-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall / John Oates* Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7269 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
K 40 534, K40534, SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic K 40 534, K40534, SD 19139 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 40 534, SD 19139 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40 534, SD 19139 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic SD 7269 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7269 Daryl Hall & John Oates Abandoned Luncheonette(LP, Album, RP, MO) Atlantic SD 7269 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Crossroader

Crossroader

August 14, 2017
referencing Abandoned Luncheonette, LP, Album, RE, PR, SD 19139
Have a copy of this pressing but it has a label misprint, the label on side two is for Jean luc ponty "a taste for passion" anyone know of this misprint version??
peeyung123

peeyung123

April 21, 2016
referencing Abandoned Luncheonette, LP, Album, K 40534
The record labels on my copy does not correspond with any of the listings. K40 534 only appears below the credits. Does this merit a new listing?
vinylspinr

vinylspinr

January 30, 2016
referencing Abandoned Luncheonette, LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Gat, FRM 7269
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). ;)
streetmouse

streetmouse

June 5, 2014
referencing Abandoned Luncheonette, CD, Album, RE, 7 19139-2, 19139-2

Though I never ate there, I visited the Rosedale Diner, featured on the cover of Abandoned Luncheonette, when it was located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania ... I have a picture of myself sitting on a wooden milk create in front of the diner, but that was all before it was sold and physically moved someplace else ... wish I knew where, it would be nice to see it up and running, perhaps Daryl and John on the juke box.

This was the second release by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and man, Abandoned Luncheonette was the absolute pinnacle for their mixture of Rock N’ Roll and Rhythm and Blues, which those of us from Philadelphia called Rock and Soul ... for my tastes, this album was never to be equaled. It contains the harmonies of Motown, all of the hooks required of any great pop song, but manages to seduce you with magical little stories, that may or may not be true ... I know, because I’ve asked.

There’s not a lot to be said about two white boys who’ve managed to make the sound of soul their very own. This album was created with so much love and care it’s not funny. Every note, every inflection, every harmony ... all were done with complete perfection. Without attempting to analyze, the songs have a contextual feel to them, one blends into the other ... and within that motif, Daryl and John manage to swirl you high and float you low, owning and presenting you with each song ... you don’t have to work for this one at all.

Welcome to Philadelphia ...

Review by Jenell Kesler