Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 118/500!
About Studio Albums 1972-1979 Box set:
"Clean and Pristine Vinyl, Quiet Background, Henley's voice was immediately front and center! I was completely blown away by the Amazing Sound Quality! Highly Recommended!" - Bob Bantz, president Elusive Disc
With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums -- Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California -- ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever. Though most of its members came from outside California, the group was closely identified with a country and folk-tinged sound that initially found favor in Los Angeles during the late '60s, as championed by such bands as the Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco (both of which contributed members to the Eagles). But the band also drew upon traditional rock & roll styles and, in their later work, helped define the broadly popular rock sound that became known as classic rock. As a result, the Eagles achieved a perennial appeal among generations of music fans who continued to buy their records many years after they had split up, which helped inspire the Eagles' reunion in the mid-'90s.
The group went on a headlining world tour, beginning with the U.S. and expanding into Europe. But on December 20, 1975, it was announced that Bernie Leadon had quit the band, and Joe Walsh (born in Wichita, KS, on November 20, 1947) was brought in as his replacement. He immediately joined the tour, which continued to the Far East in early 1976.
It took the Eagles 18 months to follow One of These Nights with their fifth album, Hotel California. Released in December 1976, the record was certified platinum in one week, hit number one in January 1977, and eventually sold over 10,000,000 copies. The singles "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California" hit number one, and "Life in the Fast Lane" made the Top 20. Meanwhile, "Hotel California" won the 1977 Grammy for Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year; the album itself was nominated for Album of the Year and for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus.
"Hotel California" will include the poster that was included in the original release as a washed out black and white, but will now be in full vibrant color as the photographer intended!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
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Replicates the original album packaging
Includes replica of poster from original issue w/band photos by Norman Seeff in full color
Original Album Artwork
1. Hotel California
2. New Kid In Town
3. Life In The Fast Lane
4. Wasted Time
1. Wasted Time (Reprise)
2. Victim Of Love
3. Pretty Maids All In A Row
4. Try And Love Again
5. The Last Resort