Tag: Eagles

Tuesday 8/2/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Eagles – Hotel California (1976)

Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band Eagles. Released on December 8, 1976, by Asylum Records, Hotel California was recorded by Bill Szymczyk at the Criteria and Record Plant studios between March and October 1976. It was the band’s first album with guitarist Joe Walsh, who had replaced founding member Bernie Leadon, and is the last album to feature founding bassist Randy Meisner. The front cover is a photograph of the Beverly Hills Hotel by David Alexander.

Hotel California topped the US Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart. At the 20th Grammy Awards, the title track won Record of the Year, and “New Kid in Town” won Best Arrangement for Voices. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year but lost to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Three singles were released from the album, with the title track and “New Kid in Town” topping the Billboard Hot 100 and “Life in the Fast Lane” reaching No. 11.

Hotel California is one of the best-selling albums of all time. It has been certified 26× Platinum in the US, and has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, making it the band’s best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). It has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003 and 2012, it was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. A 40th anniversary special edition of Hotel California was released in November 2017.

  1. “Hotel California” 6:30
  2. “New Kid in Town” 5:04
  3. “Life in the Fast Lane” 4:46
  4. “Wasted Time” 4:55
  5. “Wasted Time” (Reprise) 1:22
  6. “Victim of Love” 4:11
  7. “Pretty Maids All in a Row” 4:05
  8. “Try and Love Again” 5:10
  9. “The Last Resort” 7:25

Don Felder – guitars, backing vocals, pedal steel guitar on “The Last Resort”
Glenn Frey – guitars, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals on “New Kid In Town”
Don Henley – drums, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals, synthesizer on “The Last Resort”
Randy Meisner – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Try and Love Again,” guitarrón on “New Kid in Town”
Joe Walsh – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Pretty Maids All In A Row”

Friday 7/29/22 1am ET: Feature Live LP 2020: Eagles – Live from the Forum MMXVIII (2020)

Live from the Forum MMXVIII is a live album and concert film from the Eagles. It records the concerts at the Forum in Inglewood, California that took place over three nights in September 2018. It is the first release to feature new band members Deacon Frey and Vince Gill alongside Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. Deacon, son of former band member Glenn Frey, and Gill joined the band following the passing of elder Frey in 2016. It was released on October 16, 2020 in a variety of formats, including CD, DVD and Blu-ray.

In 2016, after Glenn Frey died, the Eagles went on a hiatus as Don Henley decided that the band would not play again. However, Henley reversed his decision and it was announced in March 2017 that the Eagles would perform in two festivals featuring classic rock bands jointly organised by their manager Irving Azoff, starting with The Classic West festival held at the Dodger Stadium in July that year. Henley brought in Frey’s son Deacon to perform with the remaining members of the Eagles in these shows. According to Henley, in order for the band to continue, “the only way it felt justified to me was to have family blood in the band”. They were also joined by Vince Gill after he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to the Eagles in December 2016, and who “fit like a glove” according to Henley. The band then announced that a North American tour featuring Deacon Frey and Vince Gill would begin in March 2018 in Chicago, followed by a world tour in 2019.

The tour included a three-night stop (September 12, 14, and 15, 2018) at the Forum in Los Angeles, California where the concerts were recorded. The recordings of the concerts were compiled into a 26-song live album and a concert film.

The film of the concert was directed by Nick Wickham and filmed on 14 4K cameras. It premiered on ESPN on July 5, 2020, the first time a concert was aired on the sports network.

The recordings were released on October 16, 2020 in multiple audio and video formats and in various configurations, including a super deluxe box set with Blu-ray, two CDs and four LPs.

“Seven Bridges Road”
Joe Walsh: “How ya doin?”
“Take It Easy”
“One of These Nights”
Don Henley: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen”
“Take It to the Limit”
“Tequila Sunrise”
“In the City”
Timothy B. Schmit: “Hey, everybody, that’s Joe Walsh”
“I Can’t Tell You Why”
“New Kid in Town”
Don Henley: “Just want to thank all of you…”
“How Long”
Deacon Frey: “Hello, everybody…”
“Peaceful Easy Feeling”
“Ol’ ’55”
“Lyin’ Eyes”
“Love Will Keep Us Alive”
Vince Gill: “How about a nice hand for California, man…”
“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away”
“Those Shoes”
“Already Gone”
“Walk Away”
Joe Walsh: “Is everybody OK?”
“Life’s Been Good”
“The Boys of Summer”
“Heartache Tonight”
“Funk #49”
“Life in the Fast Lane”
“Hotel California”
“Rocky Mountain Way”
“Desperado”
“The Long Run”

Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, CCR, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Dave Matthews Band, Rockpile, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Who, America, Iron Maiden, Tori Amos, Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Specials, Air Supply, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Wings, Queen, Cars, Firehouse,


Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Friday 7/8/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight: Live music from

Keb’ Mo’, John Denver, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Who, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Supertramp, Firehouse, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Kiss, Billy Joel, Queen Featuring Elton John, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bee Gees, Barenaked Ladies, Ike & Tina Turner


Wednesday 7/6/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Everything But The Girl, Specials, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Journey, Neil Young, Heart, Korn, Def Leppard, Metallica, Roy Orbison, Radiohead, Who, Harry Chapin, Carole King, Sara Bareilles, Nils Lofgren, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Rolling Stones with Ike and Tina Turner, Doobie Brothers, Queen


Friday 6/17/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Alicia Keys, Joe Bonamassa, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jason Aldean, John Denver, George Michael, Ike & Tina Turner, Eagles, Otis Redding, Pink Floyd and more . . .


Sunday 5/29/22 3pm ET: Feature LP: Eagles (1972)

Eagles is the debut studio album by American rock band the Eagles. The album was recorded at London’s Olympic Studios with producer Glyn Johns and released June 1, 1972. The album was an immediate success for the young band, reaching No. 22 on the charts and going platinum. Three singles were released from the album, each reaching the Top 40: “Take It Easy” (number 12), “Witchy Woman” (number 9), and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” (number 22). The band, starting with this album, played a major role in popularizing the country rock sound.

The album was ranked number 368 in the 2012 edition of Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and at number 207 in the 2020 reboot of the list. The single “Take It Easy” is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”.

  1. “Take It Easy” 3:34
  2. “Witchy Woman” 4:10
  3. “Chug All Night” 3:18
  4. “Most of Us Are Sad” 3:38
  5. “Nightingale” 4:08
  6. “Train Leaves Here This Morning” 4:13
  7. “Take the Devil” 4:04
  8. “Earlybird” 3:03
  9. “Peaceful Easy Feeling” 4:20
  10. “Tryin'” 2:54

Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, slide guitar
Don Henley – vocals, drums
Bernie Leadon – vocals, guitars, banjo
Randy Meisner – vocals, bass guitar

Tuesday 4/5/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Eagles – On The Border (1974)

On the Border is the third studio album by American rock group the Eagles, released March 22, 1974. Apart from two songs produced by Glyn Johns, it was produced by Bill Szymczyk because the group wanted a more rock‑oriented sound instead of the country-rock feel of the first two albums. It is the first Eagles album to feature guitarist Don Felder. On the Border reached number 17 on the Billboard album chart and has sold two million copies.

Three singles were released from the album: “Already Gone”, “James Dean” and “Best of My Love”. The singles peaked at numbers 32, 77 and 1 respectively. “Best of My Love” became the band’s first of five chart toppers. The album also includes “My Man”, Bernie Leadon’s tribute to his deceased friend Gram Parsons. Leadon and Parsons had played together in the pioneer country rock band Flying Burrito Brothers, before Leadon joined the Eagles.

This is the first album by the Eagles to be released in Quadraphonic surround sound. It was released on Quadraphonic 8-track tape and CD-4 LP. A hidden message carved into the run out groove of some vinyl LPs reads: “He who hesitates is lunch”.

  1. “Already Gone” 4:15
  2. “You Never Cry Like a Lover” 4:00
  3. “Midnight Flyer” 3:55
  4. “My Man” 3:29
  5. “On the Border” 4:23
  6. “James Dean” 3:38
  7. “Ol’ ’55” 4:21
  8. “Is It True?” 3:14
  9. “Good Day in Hell” 4:25
  10. “Best of My Love” 4:34

Glenn Frey – vocals; acoustic rhythm guitar; electric rhythm guitar; lead guitar; slide guitar; piano
Don Henley – vocals, drums
Bernie Leadon – vocals; lead, acoustic and rhythm guitars; banjo; pedal steel
Randy Meisner – vocals, bass guitar
Don Felder – lead guitar on “Already Gone” and slide guitar on “Good Day in Hell”
Al Perkins – pedal steel guitar (on “Ol’ 55”)

Sunday 3/13/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Eagles – Greatest Hits (1971 – 1975) (1976)

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the first compilation album by the American rock band the Eagles, released on February 17, 1976 by Asylum Records. The album contains a selection of songs from the Eagles’ first four albums released in the period from the Eagles’ formation in 1971 up to 1975.

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) reached number one on the US Billboard 200, where it stayed for five weeks. “One of These Nights” and “Best of My Love” both topped the Billboard Hot 100. The album has the distinction of being the first album to receive the RIAA Platinum certification, which was introduced in 1976 to recognize albums that shipped one million copies in the United States. It was ranked number four on the Billboard year-end album chart of 1976 and has spent a total of 239 weeks on the Billboard 200 as of August 2018.

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was the best-selling album of the 20th century in the United States, and it stayed the best-selling album in the U.S. for some years until it was surpassed by Michael Jackson’s Thriller after the artist’s death in 2009. In August 2018, it regained the title of the best-selling album in the U.S. In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant”.

1. “Take It Easy” (from Eagles, 1972) 3:29
2. “Witchy Woman” (from Eagles) 4:10
3. “Lyin’ Eyes” (from One of These Nights, 1975) 6:21
4. “Already Gone” (from On the Border, 1974) 4:13
5. “Desperado” (from Desperado, 1973) 3:33

1. “One of These Nights” (from One of These Nights) 4:51
2. “Tequila Sunrise” (from Desperado) 2:52
3. “Take It to the Limit” (from One of These Nights) 4:48
4. “Peaceful Easy Feeling” (from Eagles) 4:16
5. “Best of My Love” (from On the Border) 4:35

Glenn Frey – guitars, vocals; piano
Bernie Leadon – guitars, backing vocals; banjo, pedal steel, mandolin
Randy Meisner – bass guitar, vocals
Don Henley – drums, vocals
Don Felder – guitars on “Lyin’ Eyes”, “Already Gone”, “One of These Nights”, and “Take It to the Limit”

Thursday 3/10/22 5pm ET: Feature LP (1975): Eagles – One Of These Nights

One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. The record would become the Eagles’ first number one album on Billboard’s album chart in July that year, and yielded three Top 10 singles, “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit”. Its title song is the group’s second number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold four million copies and was nominated for Grammy Album of the Year. A single from the album, “Lyin’ Eyes”, was also nominated for Record of the Year, and won the Eagles’ first Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

One of These Nights is the last Eagles album to feature guitarist Bernie Leadon, who left the band after the One of These Nights tour and was replaced by Joe Walsh. The seventh track, “Visions”, is the only Eagles song on which lead guitarist Don Felder sang the lead vocals, despite his desire to write and sing more songs. The album was the band’s commercial breakthrough, transforming them into international superstars. They went on a worldwide tour to promote the album.

1. “One of These Nights” 4:51
2. “Too Many Hands” 4:43
3. “Hollywood Waltz” 4:04
4. “Journey of the Sorcerer” 6:40
6. “Lyin’ Eyes” 6:22
7. “Take It to the Limit” 4:49
8. “Visions” 3:58
9. “After the Thrill Is Gone” 3:56
10. “I Wish You Peace” 3:45

Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonium
Don Henley – vocals, drums, percussion, tabla
Bernie Leadon – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel
Randy Meisner – vocals, bass guitar
Don Felder – vocals, guitars, slide guitar

David Bromberg – fiddles (“Journey of the Sorcerer”)
The Royal Martian Orchestra – strings (“Journey of the Sorcerer”)
Albhy Galuten – synthesizer (“Hollywood Waltz”)
Jim Ed Norman – piano (“Lyin’ Eyes”, “Take It to the Limit”), orchestrations, conductor, string arrangements
Sid Sharp – concert master
The Eagles – string arrangements

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET