Hall & Oates/Album Worth

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Timothy,

I have a record that was given to me by an ex-manager of the band, Andy. It is "Abandoned Luncheonette" and one of the albums is black and one of them is red vinyl. Is there any way you could help me assess the worth of the record, or if not could you direct me to someone who could? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Linda

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Hi Linda,

Thank you for writing!  I apologize for the delay...the holiday season has gotten the best of my schedule (and e-mail load).

It sounds like you have a very unique item.  I am not aware of a "double" album version of *Abandoned Luncheonette*......  I have one of the largest collections of Daryl and John's music, and I've never seen nor heard of anything like what you have.

Do both LP's have the same songs and track order?  Is the only difference the wax/vinyl color (red and black)?

As for monetary value, I would have a difficult time assessing that.  I am not an appraiser and it would unfair of me to suggest something and have it be way off (in either direction).

If you can answer my above questions, though, I might be able to assess its collectability and historical context.  That may help you in determining its "value" or "worth."

After you determine a monetary value, and if you are ever interested in selling it, let me know.  I know of several people (myself included) who may be interested in purchasing it.

Take care and thanks for writing!
Tim
txh120 (at) psualum (dot) com

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Expertise

I have an extensive background in the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates. I`ve been a devoted fan since 1984, and my collection specializes in the music of these two artists. My "expertise" would span all the way back to the late 1960s (when they did session work with other artists and were in other bands) up to the present day. My "expertise" also includes knowledge of their collaborative efforts with other artists, compilations, singles, and albums. Unfortunately, I can not help anyone who has questions about concert dates (past, present, or future), Hall & Oates souvenirs and memorabilia, radio shows, or bootleg recordings. I also will not answer any questions pertaining to Daryl and John`s personal lives. I'm a firm believer that if you want information on someone`s personal life, go ask them yourself. :-)

Experience

I have been a collector of popular music since I was about 4 years old. I was a professional mobile disc jockey for 4 years when I was in my 20s. I've met both Daryl and John on several occasions. I've interviewed numerous musicians, producers, and industry personnel who have worked with H&O. I am a webmaster for my ongoing research website: PhillyMoods.com

Organizations
I currently belong to the "Hall & Oates All Access Club," and periodically contribute to the online HallAndOates.com Discussion Forum. I also used to be a long-time member of the following three Hall and Oates Fan Clubs (when the organizations were still in existence): "RSI (Rock and Soul International: The Official Daryl Hall and John Oates Fan Club)," "In Touch" (the UK Hall and Oates Fan Club), and "Link" (the Australian Hall & Oates Fan Club).

Publications
For Hall and Oates: I made contributions to "RSI" newsletters, in "Link" newsletters, in *Lexicon* magazine, and in "Elephant Talk" online mailing list digests pertaining to Daryl Hall's work with Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame). My research was mentioned on the air at KOST 103.5 (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2002. I worked on the 2006 Varese Sarabande CD compilation, "The Philadelphia Years" (I assembled the discography notes along with some other aspects).

Education/Credentials
I have a B.A. in Integrative Arts from the Pennsylvania State University, and my degree focused on Popular Culture and Creative Writing. I also have a M.A. in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University (OH). I taught popular culture courses while I was a grad student, and after being graduated, was hired as an instructor for the Dept. of Popular Culture. I also worked for the BGSU Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives (one of the largest public archives of popular sound recordings in the USA--second only to the Library of Congress), and for the Ray and Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies.

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