Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released on November 7, 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 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.
Recorded July 27, 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Vinyl record notes
The record labels were custom, showing a birds' nest filled with eggs and hand grenades.
Original pressings of this double-album had text engraved in the carry-out grooves on each side, as had been the band's tradition since their 1975 album One of These Nights:
Side 1: Is it illegal to yell "movie!" in a firehouse?
Side 2: "Hello, Federal?...Ship it!"
Side 3: Not Tonight, Thanks...
Side 4: ...Ive gotta rest up for my monster"
The carry-out groove of the fourth side did not fade to silence as was customary for the vast majority of records. Instead, the crowd noise continued, even into the final-loop groove. Thus for those listening on manual turntables, the applause would not end until the listener removed the stylus from the disc.