The Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972-1979

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Numbered, Limited Edition of Only 5,000 Copies! 180g LP Box Set, Housed in a Slipcase with a Gold Foil Stamp of the Band’s Logo! Includes Hotel California - Ranked Among the 10 Best-Selling Albums Ever! Over 4 Hours of Music! Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists - Rated 75/100! "Clean and Pristine Vinyl, Quiet Background, Henley's voice was immediately front and center! I was completely blown away by the Amazing Sound Quality! Highly Recommended!" - Bob Bantz, president Elusive Disc With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums -- Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California -- ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever. Though most of its members came from outside California, the group was closely identified with a country- and folk-tinged sound that initially found favor in Los Angeles during the late '60s, as championed by such bands as the Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco (both of which contributed members to the Eagles). But the band also drew upon traditional rock & roll styles and, in their later work, helped define the broadly popular rock sound that became known as classic rock. As a result, the Eagles achieved a perennial appeal among generations of music fans who continued to buy their records many years after they had split up, which helped inspire the Eagles' reunion in the mid-'90s. In September 1971, Frey, Henley, Leadon, and Meisner signed with manager David Geffen, agreeing to record for his soon-to-be-launched label, Asylum Records; soon after, they adopted the name the Eagles. In February 1972, they flew to England and spent two weeks recording their debut album, Eagles, with producer Glyn Johns. It was released in June, reaching the Top 20 and going gold in a little over a year and a half on the strength of two Top Ten hits -- "Take It Easy" and "Witchy Woman" -- and one Top 20 hit, "Peaceful Easy Feeling." The Eagles toured as an opening act throughout 1972 and into early 1973, when they returned to England to record their second LP, Desperado, a concept album about outlaws. Produced by Glyn Johns and released in April 1973, it reached the Top 40 and went gold in a little less than a year and a half, spawning the Top 40 single "Tequila Sunrise" in the process. The title track, though never released as a single, became one of the band's better-known songs and was included on the Eagles' first hits collection. After touring to support Desperado's release, the Eagles again convened a recording session with Glyn Johns for their third album. Their desire to make harder rock music clashed with Johns' sense of them as a country-rock band, however, and they split from the producer after recording two tracks, "You Never Cry Like a Lover" and "The Best of My Love." After an early 1974 tour opened by singer/guitarist Joe Walsh, the band decided to hire Walsh's producer, Bill Szymczyk, who handled the rest of the sessions for On the Border. Szymczyk brought in a session guitarist, Don Felder (born in Gainesville, FL, on September 21, 1947), an old friend of Bernie Leadon's who so impressed the rest of the band that he was recruited to join the group. On the Border was released in March 1974. It went gold and reached the Top Ten in June, the Eagles' fastest-selling album yet. The first single, "Already Gone," reached the Top 20 the same month. But the most successful song on the LP -- the one that broke them through to a much larger audience -- was "The Best of My Love," which was released as a single in November. It hit number one on the easy listening charts in February 1975 and topped the pop charts a month later. The Eagles' fourth album, One of These Nights, was an out-of-the-box smash. Released in June 1975, it went gold the same month and hit number one in July. Moreover, it contains the chart-topping title song, "Lyin' Eyes," and "Take It to the Limit." "Lyin' Eyes" won the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus, and the Eagles also earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Year (One of These Nights) and Record of the Year ("Lyin' Eyes"). The group went on a headlining world tour, beginning with the U.S. and expanding into Europe. But on December 20, 1975, it was announced that Bernie Leadon had quit the band, and Joe Walsh (born in Wichita, KS, on November 20, 1947) was brought in as his replacement. He immediately joined the tour, which continued to the Far East in early 1976. It took the Eagles 18 months to follow One of These Nights with their fifth album, Hotel California. Released in December 1976, the record was certified platinum in one week, hit number one in January 1977, and eventually sold over 10,000,000 copies. The singles "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California" hit number one, and "Life in the Fast Lane" made the Top 20. Meanwhile, "Hotel California" won the 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year; the album itself was nominated for Album of the Year and for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus. The Eagles embarked on a world tour in March 1977 that began with a month in the U.S., followed by a month in Europe and the Far East, then returned to the U.S. in May for stadium dates. At the end of the tour in September, Randy Meisner left the band; he was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit (born in Sacramento, CA, November 20, 1947), formerly of Poco, in which he also had replaced Meisner. The Eagles began working on a new album in March 1978 and took nearly a year and a half to complete it. The Long Run was released in September 1979. It hit number one and was certified platinum after four months, eventually earning multi-platinum certifications. "Heartache Tonight," its lead-off single, hit number one, and "I Can't Tell You Why" and "The Long Run" became Top Ten hits. "Heartache Tonight" won the 1979 Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. There's no denying the Eagles helped define the 1970s with insanely catchy tracks like "Hotel California," "Life In The Fast Lane," and "Take It To The Limit." Get back that peaceful, easy Southern California feeling with their 6-LP set, THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS, featuring EAGLES, DESPERADO, ON THE BORDER, ONE OF THESE NIGHTS, HOTEL CALIFORNIA, and THE LONG RUN. The Self-Titled "Eagles" Album will include the Original Fold-Out Gatefold Design. "Hotel California" will include the poster that was included in the original release as a washed out black and white, but will now be in full vibrant color as the photographer intended! Features: • Individually Numbered Slip Case • Limited to ONLY 5000 Numbered Copies! • 6 LP Box Set • Studio Albums from 1972-1979 • Over 4 Hours of Music • Housed in a Slipcase with a Gold Foil Stamp of the Band’s Logo • Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Selections: Eagles 1. Take It Easy 2. Witchy Woman 3. Chug All Night 4. Most Of Us Are Sad 5. Nightingale 6. Train Leaves Here This Morning 7. Take The Devil 8. Earlybird 9. Peaceful Easy Feeling 10. Tryin' Desperado 1. Doolin-Dalton 2. Twenty-One 3. Out Of Control 4. Tequila Sunrise 5. Desperado 6. Certain Kind Of Fool 7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental) 8. Outlaw Man 9. Saturday Night 10. Bitter Creek 11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise) On The Border 1. Already Gone 2. You Never Cry Like A Lover 3. Midnight Flyer 4. My Man 5. On The Border 6. James Dean 7. Ol' 55 8. Is It True? 9. Good Day In Hell 10. The Best Of My Love One Of These Nights 1. One Of These Nights 2. Too Many Hands 3. Hollywood Waltz 4. Journey Of The Sorcerer 5. Lyin' Eyes 6. Take It To The Limit 7. Visions 8. After The Thrill Is Gone 9. I Wish You Peace Hotel California 1. Hotel California 2. New Kid In Town 3. Life In The Fast Lane 4. Wasted Time 5. Wasted Time (Reprise) 6. Victim Of Love 7. Pretty Maids All In A Row 8. Try And Love Again 9. The Last Resort The Long Run 1. The Long Run 2. I Can't Tell You Why 3. In The City 4. The Disco Strangler 5. King Of Hollywood 6. Heartache Tonight 7. Those Shoes 8. Teenage Jail 9. The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks 10. The Sad Cafe

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Record Label Elektra
Music Genre Pop - Rock