She's Gone

Composed by Daryl Hall / John Oates

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The ballad "She's Gone" was one of the first singles from an unknown singer/songwriting duo named Hall and Oates. Included on their Abandoned Luncheonette album, it peaked at number 60 on the pop charts in early 1974. The five-brother singing group Tavares was teamed with the production duo of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who saw in the young group a continuation of the soul vocal group tradition epitomized by the Temptations and the Four Tops. They chose "She's Gone" as one of the first songs they recorded with the group. Tavares' cover sticks fairly closely to the original, adding the group's distinct harmonies and giving the song a weightier feel. "She's Gone" topped the R&B chart, peaking at number 50 pop in late 1974. The success of Tavares' version caused Hall and Oates' original version to be reissued, this time going to number seven pop in summer 1976.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Hard Core Poetry 1974 Soul Music 3:42
No Image 1977 Capitol 3:59
Billboard Top R&B Hits: 1974 1990
Various Artists
The Best of Tavares Revisited 1994 Unidisc 3:48
Original Hits 1995 Disky 3:38
Live Hits 1996 Charly Budget 2:13
Capitol Gold: The Best of Tavares 1996 EMI Music Distribution / Capitol 3:40
The Greatest Hits 1996 EMI Music Distribution 3:39
No Image 1997 Hallmark Recordings
Tavares Live [Waxworks] 1998 Wax Works 2:12
Check It Out/Hard Core Poetry 1999 Vivid Sound
Tavares Live [Classic World] 1999 Classic World Productions, Inc. 2:15
Best of the 70's 2000 Disky 3:39
Classic Masters 2002 Capitol 3:43
Best of Tavares [Collectables] 2003 Collectables 3:39
Anthology 2004 The Right Stuff 3:38
Classic Soul Ballads: Lovin' You 2004
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:41
Let's Get It On: 70s R&B 2006
Various Artists
Compass Productions
Tavares Live [KRB] 2007 KRB Music 2:20
Classic Soul Ballads [Time Life Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:41
Sweet Soul of the '70s: I've Got Love on My Mind 2009
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:40
Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life] 2011
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:40
No Image EMI Music Distribution
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