Eagles The Long Run

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Eagles The Long Run
(1979) Asylum label.  Original issue gatefold jacket with original inner sleeve.  Line up on the album includes Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and joining the band on this album is Timothy B. Schmit who replaced Randy Meisner.  This is another Eagles album that is all over the place searching for the optimum commercial success.  By this point, Don Henley had the road to riches figured out and the others joined in– why not? On one hand, I feel for Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon.  Since their departure from the band, their significant contributions to its sound have greatly diminished in the afterglow of The Long Run and the touring since this release.

SIDE ONE

  1. The Long Run  (3:42)
  2. I Can’t Tell You Why  (4:56)
  3. In The City  (3:46)
  4. The Disco Strangler  (2:46)
  5. King Of Hollywood  (6:28)

SIDE TWO

  1. Heartache Tonight  (4:26)
  2. Those Shoes  (4:56)
  3. Teenage Jail  (3:44)
  4. The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks  (2:20)
  5. The Sad Cafe  (5:35)

On the other hand, maybe Leadon and Meisner are happy they don’t have anything to do with songs about predators, stranglers, and hedonistic fraternities.  I am glad this is the last of the Eagles albums in my collection.  I knew when I started this blog I would have to revisit albums I will never think to put on again.  Eagles records rank right up there.

Eagles The Long Run

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