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The Eagles - Live (1980) - 2Lp

Release: The Eagles
Genre:  Live
Format:  2LP
Label:  Asylum Records
Catalog#  AS 62032
Prijs:  €20,00

Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released on November 7, 1980. The Eagles was already breaking up after an argument between bandmates Glenn Frey and Don Felder on July 31, 1980, however, the band owed Elektra/Asylum Records one more album, and they fulfilled that obligation with a release of performances from the Hotel California and The Long Run tours.
The album provides a balanced document of the band's musical history, recorded in two phases. Five of the tracks were recorded in October 1976, during three performances at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The other 10 tracks were recorded in July 1980, from three shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and one at the Long Beach Arena in California. The band had different line-ups in 1976 and 1980 as Timothy B. Schmit only joined later replacing the original bassist Randy Meisner. Five lead singers are featured in the 14 vocal songs on the album (excluding the brief musical interlude of "Doolin Dalton (Reprise II))": Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Meisner, and his replacement Schmit. Songs from each Eagles studio album except one (On the Border) are included, as well as two Walsh solo tracks and one cover song: the acoustic harmony-laden "Seven Bridges Road."
However, by July 1980, the band was already in the process of breaking up. During a concert in Long Beach, California that served as a fund-raiser for then-Senator Alan Cranston's campaign, bandmates Glenn Frey and Don Felder nearly came to blows backstage. Frey then refused to join the band to record overdubs or even speak to his former bandmates, the recording was therefore done piecemeal. Frey was in Los Angeles while the rest of the band were in Miami with Don Henley overseeing the post-production sessions, and tapes were sent back and forth between the two locations so that the album may be completed. The producer Bill Szymczyk said: "I had my assistant in Los Angeles with Glenn, and I had the rest of the band fly to Miami. We were fixing three-part harmonies courtesy of Federal Express." Five different lawyers were thanked in the liner notes.
The Eagles also rejected a $2 million offer from the label to record two new songs for the album. The only previously unreleased song in the album is a version of "Seven Bridges Road" The song was a showcase for the band's close harmony singing, as the first and last verses feature a cappella vocals from all five members of the 1980 lineup including Don Felder, the only member of the band not to have a solo vocal on the album.

Side one
1.  Hotel California   (6:55)
2.  Heartache Tonight   (4:35)
3.  I Can’t Tell You Why   (5:24)

Side two
1.  The Long Run   (5:35)
2.  New Kid in Town   (5:45)
3.  Life’s Been Good   (9:38)

Side three
1.  Seven Bridges Road   (3:05)
2.  Wasted Time   (5:40)
3.  Take It to the Limit   (5:20)
4.  Doolin-Dalton (Reprise II)   (0:44)
5.  Desperado   (4:04)

Side four
1.  Saturday Night   (3:55)
2.  All Night Long   (5:40)
3.  Life in the Fast Lane   (5:10)
4.  Take It Easy   (5:20)


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