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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
The Eagles have never been matched in terms of their uniqueness. I especially like listening to their lesser known material as it fills out the breadth of their creativity.
Published 6 months ago by G. Holden

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1.0 out of 5 stars One of These Nights
This album is marked by the cool title track you've probably heard on the radio, but doesn't offer much more. "Take it to the Limit" is catchy as well, but the songwriting isn't that great on the rest. Kinda catchy, but mediocre. It has been an eye opener in a way though. Henley sings about loving a woman and all of her faults in "Hollywood Waltz."...
Published on May 15 2001 by Kevin Hancock


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, Sept. 30 2013
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G. Holden (Vancouver, BC) - See all my reviews
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The Eagles have never been matched in terms of their uniqueness. I especially like listening to their lesser known material as it fills out the breadth of their creativity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every cent., Aug. 8 2013
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Very good memories that take me back in time away from todays noise. Has a great beat with a mix of my favourites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagles' classic before the masterwork, June 21 2004
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Terrence J Reardon "Classic rock guru" (Lake Worth, Florida, USA) - See all my reviews
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The Eagles' fourth album One Of These Nights was released in June of 1975. Like its predecessor, was produced by Bill Szymczyk and has the same band lineup as the previous album. The opening title track, which was a #1 hit for the band, is a rock song with a funk/soul feel which was described as disco-like but it's not a disco number and featured a dynamic vocal from Don Henley whom sang normal in the first two verses and at the end goes into Barry Gibb mode with the falsetto at the end of the track. Next is bassist Randy Meisner's Too Many Hands, written by himself along with guitarist Don Felder (a bit of an odd couple, but it's a superb mid-tempo rocker with killer guitar solos from Felder and guitarist/keyboardist Glenn Frey). The countryish Hollywood Waltz, which was the only song written by Frey, Henley and guitarist Bernie Leadon and was, bless them, a real waltz. Don's vocal was great and has more superb falsetto work from Henley at the end of the track and the song was the first Eagles track to have a synthesizer. The first half ends with Bernie's first of two contributions, the wild but stately 7-minute plus instrumental Journey Of The Sorcerer which was a superb piece of music. The second half of the album starts with the second single Lyin' Eyes, which was one of Glenn's best songs and one of few 6 minute tracks to top the charts and is a great country-rocker. Next was Take It To The Limit, a grand and melodious stop-and-go ballad, sung by bassist and co-writer Meisner whom gave his best vocal performance on this track. The album's hardest rock song Visions had guitarist Felder's sole lead vocal which was co-written with Henley. Next, was After the Thrill is Gone which was sung by Glenn and Don Henley and was a superb ballad about breaking up. The album closes with Leadon's second of two contributions, the ballad I Wish You Peace, which ironically was his alst song with the band as he would leave in late 1975. This album was the band's first #1 album here in the States. I first got this classic on cassette when I was nine and this remastered CD buries the original album! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagles Embrace Rock Even More On This One, May 16 2004
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With ONE OF THESE NIGHTS, the Eagles embrace rock even more than on ON THE BORDER, with a new sound drawn as much from the Allman Brothers Band's BROTHERS AND SISTERS and Stax/Volt R&B as from California rock. The title track is a pure R&B groover that I'd someday like to ask a new female friend I've made for a dance to, while "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It To The Limit" (the latter featuring Randy Meisner on lead vocals) draw on their earlier sound. Overall, this album is definitely as essential in its own way as HOTEL CALIFORNIA, GREATEST HITS 1971-1975, ON THE BORDER, and THE LONG RUN.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagles' classic before masterpiece, May 13 2004
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Terrence J. Reardon (South Carolina and Mass., USA) - See all my reviews
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The Eagles' fourth album One Of These Nights was released in June of 1975. Like its predecessor, was produced by Bill Szymczyk and has the same band lineup as the previous album. The opening title track, which was a #1 hit for the band, is a rock song with a funk/soul feel which was described as disco-like but it's not a disco number and featured a dynamic vocal from Don Henley whom sang normal in the first two verses and at the end goes into Barry Gibb mode with the falsetto at the end of the track. Next is bassist Randy Meisner's Too Many Hands, written by himself along with guitarist Don Felder (a bit of an odd couple, but it's a superb mid-tempo rocker with killer guitar solos from Felder and guitarist/keyboardist Glenn Frey). The countryish Hollywood Waltz, which was the only song written by Frey, Henley and guitarist Bernie Leadon and was, bless them, a real waltz. Don's vocal was great and has more superb falsetto work from Henley at the end of the track and the song was the first Eagles track to have a synthesizer. The first half ends with Bernie's first of two contributions, the wild but stately 7-minute plus instrumental Journey Of The Sorcerer which was a superb piece of music. The second half of the album starts with the second single Lyin' Eyes, which was one of Glenn's best songs and one of few 6 minute tracks to top the charts and is a great country-rocker. Next was Take It To The Limit, a grand and melodious stop-and-go ballad, sung by bassist and co-writer Meisner whom gave his best vocal performance on this track. The album's hardest rock song Visions had guitarist Felder's sole lead vocal which was co-written with Henley. Next, was After the Thrill is Gone which was sung by Glenn and Don Henley and was a superb ballad about breaking up. The album closes with Leadon's second of two contributions, the ballad I Wish You Peace, which ironically was his alst song with the band as he would leave in late 1975. This album was the band's first #1 album here in the States. I first got this classic on cassette when I was nine and this remastered CD buries the original album! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the right track to further their success, March 8 2004
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M. Tefer "matt" (MN, United States) - See all my reviews
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Most people who were drawn to "Hotel California's" crossover charm, had trouble embracing the "country-rock" Eagles. "Hotel's" fans had written off the notion that there was an Eagles prior to '76. This, of course, was their loss since that assumption was not entrely true. With 1974's "On the Border", the Eagles were dabbling in country but also moving into the mainstream by adding the rock ingredient.
By this point, Eagles were fully indulged in their "successful mainstream" direction, but didn't realize it until expanding their lyrical palette. "One of These Nights" however, is a cultist masterpiece in it's own right. A dark journey from beginning to finish which is accomodated by the dreary-beautiful artwork on it's cover. Most of the songs are long and evocative, often refering to relationships on the edge (take it to the limit) or the desire for obtaining them (one of these nights). Though not as fancy as "Hotel", "Nights" has a generalized feel of continuity.
The things that differs the Eagles from the typical band is that they can sometimes tell stories to entertain us, rather than lag on the sad, drug-induced which plagued so many other 70's bands. Far superior to "The Long Run", "Nights" is a necessity for the post-country / adult contemporary Eagles fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Album that confirmed the Eagles were FOR REAL..., Sept. 8 2003
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Having listened extensively to every Eagles album, I think that One of These Nights is the deepest, as in the number of quality songs for one album. There are very contrasting styles, such as an R&B feel to "One of These Nights", and a more country feel to "Lyin' Eyes". Still, the Eagles show on this album as good as any other that they are one of the best harmonizing groups ever. Most of the songs of this album demostrate that they can bring all the vocal talents together in a blend that is good enough to showcase what they have, but not too over-the-top as to drown out each other or over-reach the material. On "Take It to the Limit", Randy Meisner shows that he can not only sing lead, but sound great doing it. On many reviews I have read, not much attention is paid to the song "Visions". In my opinion it was one of the best Eagles songs ever recorded, because it is a very unique sound for the group at this time, and they pull it off greatly. "Too Many Hands" has Native American undertones, and "After the Thrill is Gone" is an excellent ballad, sung alternately by Henley and Frey. The main thing that makes this album great is the fact that the Eagles focused on newer material and mastered it, as is evident with the contrasting songs on this album, and the outstanding job the band did on the majority of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If It Weren't For Douglas Adams, I Wouldn't Be An Eagles Fan, Sept. 1 2003
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When I found out that the very familiar "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" radio and TV series theme music was an Eagle's instrumental called "Journey Of The Sorcerer", as soon as I owned a CD player, I went right out and bought this album. The instrumental song is a very interesting, as well as the longest track, on the album. Other songs that aren't radio airplay songs, but I still love them anyway are "Visions", and "After The Thrill Is Gone".
After buying this album, I evenually purchased all six of the Eagles albums from 1972 to 1979. If it weren't for Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide series, I would not have become such a big Eagles fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first of four straight #1 albums, March 8 2003
This review is from: One of These Nights (Audio CD)
Musically, "One Of These Nights" is a little less diverse than its predecessors "Desperado" and particularly "On The Border". Where "On The Border" went from hard rock to bluegrass in the wink of an eye, "One Of These Nights" is a somewhat more focused record.
Sure, Bernie Leadons two contributions, the ballad "I Wish You Peace" and the weird but stately 7-minute instrumental "Journey Of The Sorcerer" may stand out a little, but the rest of the nine songs fit reasonably well onto the same album.
The highlights are unquestionably the three singles - Frey and Henley always knew wich songs to pick for single release. "One Of These Nights" the song and "One Of These Nights" the album both hit #1, and "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It To The Limit" were top 10 hits as well.
The title track is a dance-friendly rock song which is often described as "disco-like". It's not a disco number, though, so don't worry, it's actually more of a funk tune if you want to call it anything other than just plain rock n' roll.
"Lyin' Eyes" is one of Glenn Frey's patented, shuffling country rockers with a great sing-along chorus, and "Take It To The Limit" is a grand, melodious stop-and-go ballad, sung by bassist and co-writer Randy Meisner.
Meisner also takes the lead on "Too Many Hands", written by himself along with guitarist Don Felder (a bit of an odd couple, but it's a fine, mid-tempo country rocker).
And Felder does his only lead vocal with the Eagles, on the album's hardest rock song, "Visions", co-written with Don Henley.
Don Henley takes the lead on "One Of These Nights" and the mellow but thoughtful "Hollywood Waltz" - the only song written by both Frey, Henley and Leadon, and, bless them, a real waltz. (I hate it when people call a song "The something-or-other Waltz" or "This-and-that Blues" and the song is a dime-a-dozen pop song with none of the characteristics of either waltz or blues!)
Glenn Frey's only solo lead vocal is "Lyin' Eyes", but he shares the lead vocal duties with Don Henley on the fine ballad "After The Thrill Is Gone".
The arrangements and the playing is better than on "On The Border", and although the quality of the songs is not as continually high as on "Hotel California", this is certainly one of the Eagles' two or three best albums. The singles are superb, and although the album tracks may not all be great, none of them are less than good.
"On The Border" is well written, tremendously well played, beautifully sung, and highly recommendable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of These Nights, Dec 12 2002
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Darrell Nungester (Floyds Knobs, Indiana United States) - See all my reviews
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This is my second favorite Eagle albums. The songs "One of These Nights", "Lyin Eyes", and "Take It To The Limit" are done in the style of the real Eagles. These songs are the highlight of this album. When the Eagles got back together and went on tour during 2002, the song "One of These Nights" was a crowd favorite. The Eagles tried to get their music of that tour to sound like a studio recording. Their talents really shone. This is another great Eagle albums.
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