History of the Eagles: The Story of an American Band (3 DVD)
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• 3 Disc DVD in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo
• Packaged in a six-panel digipak with accompanying photo booklet.
• 4 hours of never before seen material from the past 40 years.
• Directed by Alison Ellwood, along with Producer and Academy Award-winning documentarian, Alex Gibney.
• Disc One: Part One explores the creation and rise to fame in the 1970’s through their breakup in 1980.
• Disc Two: Part Two details the band’s reunion in 1994 through the Hell Freezes Over tour to present day.
• Bonus Disc: Exclusive concert, Eagles Live at the Capital Centre March 1977.
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The documentary focuses a lot on Glenn Frey, Don Henley and the Eagles as its own entity. Lots of screen time and details are poured over on Frey and Henley and their origins. There is actually a disproportionate amount of time devoted to Frey and Henley and the rest of the members and skimmed over. This reasoning is explained by Frey briefly in part two. Frey and Henley get paid more than the other members because they are the ones that created the Eagles and kept the name of the band alive after the breakup in 1980.
This might be true of Henley but I am not sure I agree about Frey. Frey had very brief success in the early to mid 80's and his career fizzled out mostly due to him releasing mediocre MOR material and unimpressive records compared to Henley. It also seems a little too skimpy on Joe Walsh and his career and contribution to the Eagles. Walsh had released more records than the Eagles did in their entire lifetime by the time he joined, both under his own name as well with The James Gang and Barnstorm. One of the great mysteries of rock and roll is why did Joe Walsh join the Eagles since he was at the height of his career at that point and was able to sellout concert halls and stadiums on his own. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Walsh_discography.Read more ›
Frey and Henley in their own words on the video showed me how abrasive and self centered they were,
and how dismissive they were of others Eagles contributions.
The first few tracts of the concert show you the truth about contributions of early members.
I expected that there would be more concert material on these DVDs but I am not disappointed.
I am surprised Henley and Frey let this documentary be released.
I grew up listening to the Beatles music, they are my all time favorite British band, but the Eagles are definitely my all time favorite American band who have proven to survive the test of time. They are truly great musicians and performing artists.
i am not a huge fan but i do acknowledge these men did give us some great music through the years! the film gave you a look at the history of the band warts and all! Henley edgy brillant, songwriter, very intense,Frey a good musician but to my mind not a very nice person,there were some stunning negative moments he had a part in.i did like Walsh a talented musician who had to overcome some personal demons,but seems the most human and humourous of the bunch.Timothy B.seems to be above all and quite personable.you hear about the fights and the firings that is all part and parcel of the life of this band.i think most should find this very entertaining.i was a but miffed that on disc 3 45 mins of a very fine concert from 1977 was included.why only 45 mins? i think the fans deserved to see the whole thing! anyway i would recommend this to anyone! best regards.
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If you are an Eagles fan, you need to have this in your collection! Very informative. They were a big part of my twenties.Published 4 months ago by Sandi Norman
I personally haven't watched it, but this is what my father said about it "It was AWESOME!".Published 5 months ago by Brock F.
Excellent documentary! Very informative and engaging. The only downside is if you have to stop the dvd to take a break, when you hit play again, it goes back to the beginning. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Colin Belchuk