The Eagles Eagles Live (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: October 6, 1989
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Q - 7/93, p.1043 Stars - Good - "...this is The Eagles just before the split...If they were as disillusioned as they claim they were by then, it doesn't show. Quite the opposite in fact; this performance is as crisp and enjoyably spirited as this sort of thing can be..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Hotel California
- 2.Heartache Tonight
- 3.I Can't Tell You Why
- 4.The Long Run
- 5.New Kid In Town
- 6.Life's Been Good
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Seven Bridges Road
- 2.Wasted Time
- 3.Take It To The Limit
- 4.Doolin-Dalton (Reprise II)
- 6.Saturday Night
- 7.All Night Long
- 8.Life In The Fast Lane
- 9.Take It Easy
The Eagles: Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder (vocals, guitar); Timothy B. Schmidt (vocals, bass); Don Henley (vocals, drums).
Additional personnel: The Monstertones (vocals); Jage Jackson (guitar, percussion); Phil Kenzie (saxophone); Joe Vitale (piano, organ, drums, percussion); Vince Melamed (electric piano); J.D. Souther.
Engineers include: Allan Blazek, Billy Youdelman, Buddy Thornton.
Personnel: J.D. Souther (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Bernie Leadon (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, banjo); Don Felder (vocals, guitar, organ); Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Randy Meisner (vocals, bass guitar); Don Henley (vocals, drums); Timothy B. Schmit (vocals); Jage Jackson (guitar, percussion); Phil Kenzie (saxophone); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Joe Vitale (piano, organ, keyboards, drums, percussion); Jim Ed Norman (piano); Vince Melamed (electric piano, keyboards); Albhy Galuten (synthesizer).
Audio Mixer: Bill Szymczyk.
Recording information: Long Beach Arena (10/20/1976-07/31/1980); Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (10/20/1976-07/31/1980); Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (10/20/1976-07/31/1980); The Forum, Los Angeles, CA (10/20/1976-07/31/1980).
Photographers: Jeffrey Mayer; Brad Elterman; Rick Diamond; Dave Harple; Henry Diltz; Aaron Rapoport.
The Eagles were riding high on the success of their 1979 album THE LONG RUN when they released this two-LP live set (faithfully reproduced on two short CDs). They were also about to break up, making EAGLES LIVE their unintended swan song. Unintentional or not, EAGLES LIVE makes a nice wrap to the Eagles' not-so-long but incredibly strong run, featuring nearly studio-perfect renderings of the ballads ("Desperado") and country rockers ("New Kid in Town") on which they made their name, and of the tougher rockers they drifted toward later in their career (such as "The Long Run," which Glenn Frey introduces as "our tribute to Memphis, Tennessee"). EAGLES LIVE also includes a harmony-filled cover of Steve Young's lovely "Seven Bridges Road," which turned out to be the Eagles' last pre-reunion hit, and a couple of Joe Walsh solo turns (including "All Night Long," from the 1980 movie URBAN COWBOY). Most of the album was recorded in July 1980; a few tunes from October 1976 are thrown in for good measure. All of it was recorded in California, as an Eagles album should be.
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