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|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|
This album marked a major leap for the Eagles from their earlier work, as well as a stylistic shift toward mainstream Rock. An even more important aspect, however, is the emergence of Don Henley as the band's dominant voice, both as a singer and lyricist. In the early part of their career, the Eagles never seemed to get a sound big enough for their ambitions; but with the release of "Hotel California" came the unveiling of a seemingly whole new band. It was a band that could be bombastic, but one that made music worthy of the later tag of "Classic Rock," music appropriate for the arenas and stadium's the band was playing. The result was the Eagles' biggest selling regular album release and one of the most successful Rock albums ever.
Hotel California represented a commercial peak for the Eagles, selling nine million copies in its year of release alone. Founder member Bernie Leadon quit and was replaced with tougher-sounding guitarist Joe Walsh just before the band spent eight months in the studio crafting this album. Unfortunately, as often happens with albums that take so long to make, spontaneity is almost wholly sacrificed to a virtuosity of a somewhat sterile kind, and some of these songs appear in far more energetic and interesting versions on the band's
This is the album you must have if you do not own it! Definitely the most popular Eagles album, and arguably is the best.Published 18 days ago by Dexter
The title track, Hotel California, is a masterfull piece of music. Musicianship flawless!Published 1 month ago by Laraine
I lost my DVD-A disc of this a few year back, and looked forward to replacing it with an SACD version. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John P. Grant
this pop music is so transparent, it resembles classical musicPublished 6 months ago by Yeung Terry Yip