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.
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.