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Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Remastered, 180 Gram) (LP)

Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Remastered, 180 Gram) (LP)

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This is the fifth album by the American rock band The Eagles, a compilation of singles. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) comprises nine best-selling singles released between 1972 and 1975. Remastered from the original master tapes! Pressed on heavyweight hq, 180 gram black vinyl.

On their first four albums, the Eagles were at pains to demonstrate that they were a group of at least near-equals, each getting a share of the songwriting credits and lead vocals. But this compilation drawn from those albums, comprising the group's nine Top 40 hits plus "Desperado," demonstrates that this evenhandedness did not extend to singles -- as far as those go, the Eagles belong to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The tunes are melodic, and the arrangements -- full of strummed acoustic guitars over a rock rhythm section often playing a shuffle beat, topped by tenor-dominated harmonies -- are immediately engaging. There is also a lyrical consistency to the songs, which often concern romantic uncertainties in an atmosphere soaked in intoxicants. The narrators of the songs usually seem exhausted, if not satiated, and the loping rhythms are appropriate to these impressions. All of which means that, unlike the albums from which they come, these songs make up a collection consistent in mood and identity, which may help explain why Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) works so much better than the band's previous discs and practically makes them redundant. No wonder it was such a big hit out of the box, topping the charts and becoming the first album ever certified platinum. Still, there must be more to it, since the album wasn't just a big hit, but one of the biggest ever, becoming one of the very few discs to cross the threshold of 20 million copies and competing for the title of best-selling album of all time. There may be no explaining that, really, except to note that this was the pervasive music of the first half of the 1970s, and somehow it never went away. [Their Greatest Hits was re-released on LP in 2011.] ~ William Ruhlmann

 

The Eagles: Bernie Leadon (vocals, guitar, banjo); Glenn Frey (vocals, guitar, piano); Don Felder (vocals, guitar); Randy Meisner (vocals, bass); Don Henley (vocals, drums).

Producers: Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk.

Engineers: Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk, Allen Blazek.

Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman (1993).

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Released: 02/08/2011
  • Genre: Rock
  • Notes

    • Premium HQ 180 Gram Vinyl
    • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
    • Mastered at The Mastering Lab
    • Pressed at RTI
    • Original packaging with Embossed Cover!

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Tracklist

A1 Take It Easy
A2 Witchy Woman
A3 Lyin' Eyes
A4 Already Gone
A5 Desperado
B1 One Of These Nights
B2 Tequila Sunrise
B3 Take It To The Limit
B4 Peaceful Easy Feeling
B5 Best Of My Love
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This is the fifth album by the American rock band The Eagles, a compilation of singles. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) comprises nine best-selling singles released between 1972 and 1975. Remastered from the original master tapes! Pressed on heavyweight hq, 180 gram black vinyl.

On their first four albums, the Eagles were at pains to demonstrate that they were a group of at least near-equals, each getting a share of the songwriting credits and lead vocals. But this compilation drawn from those albums, comprising the group's nine Top 40 hits plus "Desperado," demonstrates that this evenhandedness did not extend to singles -- as far as those go, the Eagles belong to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The tunes are melodic, and the arrangements -- full of strummed acoustic guitars over a rock rhythm section often playing a shuffle beat, topped by tenor-dominated harmonies -- are immediately engaging. There is also a lyrical consistency to the songs, which often concern romantic uncertainties in an atmosphere soaked in intoxicants. The narrators of the songs usually seem exhausted, if not satiated, and the loping rhythms are appropriate to these impressions. All of which means that, unlike the albums from which they come, these songs make up a collection consistent in mood and identity, which may help explain why Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) works so much better than the band's previous discs and practically makes them redundant. No wonder it was such a big hit out of the box, topping the charts and becoming the first album ever certified platinum. Still, there must be more to it, since the album wasn't just a big hit, but one of the biggest ever, becoming one of the very few discs to cross the threshold of 20 million copies and competing for the title of best-selling album of all time. There may be no explaining that, really, except to note that this was the pervasive music of the first half of the 1970s, and somehow it never went away. [Their Greatest Hits was re-released on LP in 2011.] ~ William Ruhlmann

 

The Eagles: Bernie Leadon (vocals, guitar, banjo); Glenn Frey (vocals, guitar, piano); Don Felder (vocals, guitar); Randy Meisner (vocals, bass); Don Henley (vocals, drums).

Producers: Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk.

Engineers: Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk, Allen Blazek.

Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman (1993).

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Released: 02/08/2011
  • Genre: Rock
  • Notes

    • Premium HQ 180 Gram Vinyl
    • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
    • Mastered at The Mastering Lab
    • Pressed at RTI
    • Original packaging with Embossed Cover!

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Tracklist

A1 Take It Easy
A2 Witchy Woman
A3 Lyin' Eyes
A4 Already Gone
A5 Desperado
B1 One Of These Nights
B2 Tequila Sunrise
B3 Take It To The Limit
B4 Peaceful Easy Feeling
B5 Best Of My Love

Meta Artist: Eagles

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