Eagles Live

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Eagles Live
Live album by Eagles
ReleasedNovember 7, 1980
RecordedOctober 20, 1976 - July 31, 1980
GenreRock
Length77:10
LabelAsylum
ProducerBill Szymczyk
Eagles chronology
The Long Run
(1979)
Eagles Live
(1980)
Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1982)
Singles from Eagles Live
  1. "Seven Bridges Road"
    Released: December 15, 1980
 
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Eagles Live
Live album by Eagles
ReleasedNovember 7, 1980
RecordedOctober 20, 1976 - July 31, 1980
GenreRock
Length77:10
LabelAsylum
ProducerBill Szymczyk
Eagles chronology
The Long Run
(1979)
Eagles Live
(1980)
Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
(1982)
Singles from Eagles Live
  1. "Seven Bridges Road"
    Released: December 15, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Robert ChristgauC−[1]

Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released in 1980. The Eagles unofficially disbanded on July 31, 1980 after their concert at Long Beach. However, the band still owed Elektra/Asylum a live record from the tour. Eagles Live (released that November) was mixed by Glenn Frey and Don Henley on opposite coasts - the two decided they could not stand to be in the same state, let alone the same studio, and as Bill Szymczyk put it, the record's perfect three-part harmonies were fixed "courtesy of Federal Express." The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide said it is "perhaps the most heavily overdubbed [live album] in history." "Seven Bridges Road" was released as a single and would become a top-40 hit. The song was a showcase for the band's close harmony singing; the first and last verses feature all five Eagles singing in five-part harmony.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hotel California" (Felder, Henley, Frey) – 6:55
    • Recorded July 29, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  2. "Heartache Tonight" (Henley, Frey, Bob Seger, Souther)– 4:35
    • Recorded July 27, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  3. "I Can't Tell You Why" (Schmit, Henley, Frey) – 5:24
    • Recorded July 28, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Long Run" (Henley, Frey) – 5:35
    • Recorded July 27, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  2. "New Kid in Town" (Henley, Frey, J. D. Souther) – 5:45
    • Recorded October 22, 1976, The Forum, L.A.
  3. "Life's Been Good" (Walsh) – 9:38
    • Recorded July 29, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Side three[edit]

  1. "Seven Bridges Road" (Steve Young) – 3:54
    • Recorded July 28, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  2. "Wasted Time" (Henley, Frey) – 5:40
    • Recorded October 22, 1976, The Forum, L.A.
  3. "Take It to the Limit" (Henley, Frey, Meisner) – 5:20
    • Recorded October 20, 1976, The Forum, L.A.
  4. "Doolin-Dalton (Reprise II)" (Henley, Frey, Jim Ed Norman) – 0:44
    • Recorded October 21, 1976, The Forum, L.A.
  5. "Desperado" (Henley, Frey) – 4:04
    • Recorded October 21, 1976, The Forum, L.A.

Side four[edit]

  1. "Saturday Night" (Meisner, Henley, Frey, Bernie Leadon) – 3:55
    • Recorded July 28, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  2. "All Night Long" (Walsh) – 5:40
    • Recorded July 27, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  3. "Life in the Fast Lane" (Henley, Frey, Walsh) – 5:10
    • Recorded July 31, 1980, Long Beach Arena
  4. "Take It Easy" (Jackson Browne, Frey) – 5:20
    • Recorded July 27, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Vinyl record notes[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
1980Pop Albums6

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Eagles Live". Robert Christgau.