|1. Hotel California|
|2. Heartache Tonight|
|3. Seven Bridges Road|
|4. Victim Of Love|
|5. The Sad Cafe|
|6. Life In The Fast Lane|
|7. I Can't Tell You Why|
|8. New Kid In Town|
|9. The Long Run|
|10. After The Thrill Is Gone|
If you want just 2 CDs, then get their most recent "Very Best Of..." which includes "Hole In The World", an excellent song.
-Let's say you're a casual fan of the band and you want their big hits from their latter years. You'll get many of them on here - Heartache Tonight, Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, and Get Over It are among the masterpieces you'll find on here.
-Unlike the band's first greatest hits, this one also relies on a number of excellent songs that were never hits.
-This compilation is readily available in a number of stores.
-The price of this compilation will make it even more appealing to the casual fan.
-This compilation doesn't even come close to filling the eighty minutes that you can fit onto a compact disc. When you're making a hits compilation, fill ALL of the space on the CD!
-The compilation only covers material from the band's latter years - So it doesn't span the band's whole career. That means you don't get anything before 1976 - including Peaceful Easy Feeling, Desperado, Already Gone, and Witchy Woman.
-Die-hard Eagles fans will say that many underrated masterpieces from the band's latter albums should have been on here but got cheated, and I agree with this entirely.
As with any band, I recommend you buy all of the band's albums as opposed to a hits compilation. But if you must buy a hits compilation, the band released a new, dual disc one. I recommend getting that one instead of this one, since that one spans the band's entire career. Although this compilation was good for when it was made, it's dated now. If you're gonna get THIS compilation, don't pay too much.
And that's a shame, really, because this collection brings together the very best from the group's last three albums (as well as one album track from "One Of These Nights", the lovely ballad "After The Thrill Is Gone", which is placed last, almost as if it was intended to serve as a comment upon the 1982 demise of the Eagles).
Unlike "Their Greatest Hits 1971-75", which featured primarily acoustic material and a few electric rock songs, "Greatest Hits volume 2" gets eight of its ten songs from the Eagles' last two studio albums, the multi-million seller "Hotel California" and "The Long Run".
Sure, there were great songs on "Hotel California" which aren't included here, particularly "Try And Love Again" and the ballad "Wasted Time", but this is the cream of the crop, really. The Eagles always chose the right songs for single release, and "Greatest Hits volume 2" brings together megahits like "New Kid In Town", "Heartache Tonight", "Life In The Fast Lane" and of course "Hotel California". (The only really significant omission is Joe Walsh's "In The City" from "The Long Run".)
"The Very Best Of The Eagles" is more comprehensive than "Their Greatest Hits" and "Greatest Hits vol. II", obviously, since it features 33 tracks as opposed to two times ten, but the combination of the Eagles' two original compilation albums remains a fine purchase for the casual fan who just wants the best of the best.