Song Of The Day – 2/4/11

Song Of The Day – “North Star” by Robert Fripp featuring Daryl Hall

King Crimson guitarist, Robert Fripp joined forces with Daryl Hall back in 1977.  Hall and Oates had finished recording their “Beauty On The Back Streets” album which was not a pleasant experience for all concerned.  Meanwhile, Fripp had been on hiatus from Crimson and working with the likes of David Bowie and Brian Eno. Hall and Fripp were already acquainted when they set out to record the album “Sacred Songs.” When presented to RCA records, it was rejected and shelved deemed too uncommercial to release by their golden goose.  The record would stay on the shelves for over two years before it was released to critical acclaim.  Fast forward six months and Fripp began working on his 1979 solo record “Exposure.” Daryl Hall is once again invited to record with his new band comprised of Tony Levin, Brian Eno and Phil Collins.  Only two songs are allowed to be included on the record, once again due to record label conflicts and this is one of them.  If things had gone according to plan, Daryl Hall could possibly have been the new lead singer of King Crimson…but it was not to be.  All we have left are some of the best recordings by both Fripp and Hall!

Posted: February 4th, 2011 under Daryl Hall, Music, Robert Fripp, Rock.
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