Mastered from the original analog master tapes for definitive sound
Hybrid SACD plays with stunning detail, balance and dynamics
Originally released in June 1972, the Eagles' self-titled debut played a significant role in changing the face of mainstream music while setting up a dominant run that's continued for nearly five decades. Produced by Glyn Johns, and home to three massive hits, Eagles established a cleverly restrained, Los Angeles-bred style that would sweep the country and position the group as superstars.
Mastered from the original analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition Hybrid SACD pays tribute to the record's merit and enhances the intimate program for generations to come. Playing with reference sonics that elevate an effort forever prized by audiophiles, this spectacular version provides a clear, clean, transparent, balanced, and intimate view of an album that permanently made California-style rock a style of its own.
As just one of two Eagles albums created by the original quartet of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, and Bernie Leadon, the record remains unique in the band's history for the shared songwriting and vocal performances. Each member takes the lead on at least one track, extending to Meisner on "Most of Us Are Sad," "Take the Devil," and "Tryin'" as well as Leadon on "Train Leaves Here This Morning" and "Earlybird."
The mellifluous blending of the Eagles' distinctive voices, the very aspect that drew Johns to the project, lingers throughout.