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Best known for their hits "Still the One" and "Dance with Me," Orleans were founded in New York in 1972 by John Hall, Larry Hoppen, and Wells Kelly. Hoppen's brother Lance joined before the group signed with ABC Records in 1973; working with producers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Studios, they released their self-titled debut later that year. In 1974 Orleans recorded a self-produced album in New York's Bearsville Studio, but ABC didn't like it and dropped the group from the label, leaving Asylum to release the album Let There Be Music in 1974, spurring the group's first big hit, 1975's "Dance with Me." Their album Waking and Dreaming contained the hit "Still the One," which ABC-TV used as a theme song for that year. In 1977, Hall, who wrote many of the group's hits with his wife Johanna, left the group to pursue a solo career. He recorded two solo albums after signing with Elektra Records, and became something of a spokesman for the antinuclear power movement, helping to organize a group called MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy). Hall eventually worked with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt to organize the No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden in 1979. Without Hall, Orleans went through several other personnel changes before they had a number 11 hit with "Love Takes Time," from the album Forever. Though MCA's Infinity label went bankrupt in 1980, the group persevered, performing together in clubs and releasing the album One of a Kind in 1982. In 1984 Kelly died in London of a heroin overdose, and by the early '90s Hall ditched his solo career and returned to performing with Orleans. After the group released 1994's Orleans Live, Vol. 1, and 1995's Analog Men on its own Major record label, Hall and the Hoppen brothers toured on and off during the rest of the '90s and 2000s. Hall later left the band to pursue a seat in the U.S. Congress, which he won in 2006 and was re-elected to in 2008 before losing it in 2010. Amidst plans to integrate Hall back into the band, Larry Hoppen died in the summer of 2012. ~ Richard Skelly
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  1.   Song
  2.   Still the One
  3.   Dance With Me
  4.   Stuck in the Middle with You (From the Film 'Reservoir Dogs')
  5.   Love Takes Time
  6.   Dancin' in the Moonlight
  7.   Forever
  8.   Spring Fever
  9.   Fresh Wind
  10.   My Idea of Love
  11.   Crazy
  12.   The Flame and the Moth
  13.   Everybody Needs Some Music
  14.   Keep on Shinging
  15.   Ticonderoga Moon
  16.   If
  17.   Your Life My Friend
  18.   Let There Be Music
  19.   One Way or Another
  20.   Serenity
  21.   Love 2 Watch
  22.   I've Got to Hand It to You
  23.   On Hold
  24.   Language of Love
  25.   I'll Go Crazy
  26.   No More Than You Can Handle
  27.   If the Rabbit Had a Gun
  28.   You're Mine
  29.   What Was I Thinkin'
  30.   I Need a Break (From My Vacation)
  31.   Lady Liberty
  32.   Fly Away
  33.   Trench Town Rock
  34.   Juliet
  35.   I Found Somebody
  36.   Miss Grace
  37.   Power
  38.   Siam Sam
  39.   Analog Man
  40.   Love's Not Just for Other People
  41.   In My Dream
  42.   Ride
  43.   Slippin' Away
  44.   Circles
  45.   Give in to It
  46.   I Found Someone
  47.   The Path
  48.   The Bum
  49.   Sails
  50.   Waking and Dreaming
  51.   Reach
  52.   Wanderlust
  53.   Mountain
  54.   Half Moon
  55.   Tongue Tied
  56.   Two Faced World
  57.   Please Be There
  58.   You've Given Me Something
  59.   Ending of a Song
  60.   Cold Spell
  61.   Business as Usual
  62.   Time Passes On
  63.   You've Been Runnin'
  64.   Golden Slumbers
  65.   Turn Out the Light
  66.   Keep On Changin'