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"Hell Freezes Over"
© Geffen Records
Year of Release: 1994
Get Over It
Love Will Keep Us Alive
The Girl From Yesterday
Learn To Be Still
All In A Row
I Can't Tell You Why
New York Minute
The Last Resort
Take It Easy
In The City
Life In The Fast Lane
The Eagles related sites:
"Hell Freezes Over"
"For the record, we never broke up. We just took a fourteen year vacation."
On February 2, 2007, Don Henley announced in Billboard magazine a new
Eagles studio album will be released "in the next 60 to 90 days, if it doesn't
kill us first."
Yeah, right... "Hell will freeze over if we ever get back together."
Let's see, February to July, 2007 is 5 momths, and we have yet to see
a new studio album from The Eagles. As much as we have
heard the stories of how "stuck up" Don Henley is, he is basically the main
reason for the Eagles' continuance after their 1994 reunion. As great as The
Eagles were in the 1970s (they were my #2 favorite band, next to Led Zeppelin,
it was great to see The Eagles back together for Hell Freezes Over.
A combination of new studio tracks and live recordings, the question
remained if The Eagles would continue releasing new material. Four new
studio tracks, of which two were radio hits: the rocking "Get Over It,"
and the beautiful ballad "Love Will Keep Us Alive." The other two are
great country-ish tunes, and equally brilliant, "The Girl From Yesterday"
and "Learn To Be Still."
The remaining tracks are from their historic live performance, the Hell
Freezes Over Reunion. Basically a Greatest Hits Live concert, the most
impressive song is the arrangment of "Hotel California," done quite
differently than the the original, and truly a breath of fresh air for the song,
The regular favorites are here as well: "Tequila Sunrise", I Can't Tell
You Why," "Take It Easy," "In The City," "Life In The Fast Lane," and
"Desperado." [Note: At the end of "In The City" did it sound
like they were about to perform The Beatles' "Day Tripper" ?]
Other album tracks (mostly from Hotel California):
"Wasted Time," "Pretty Maids All In A Row," and "The Last Resort"
brings back what some considered the band's best studio album. Surpringly,
only one solo song from the band members is here, Don Henley's "New York
Minute," originally from his album The End Of The Innocence. It
would of been nice to see The Eagles perform a Joe Walsh tune, or even a solo
tune from Glenn Frey. (Somehow I think Don Henley had the final say about
From past reports, it was told that The Eagles' concert performances in
general wasn't a true sight to see. However, I have seen the Hell Freezes
Over concert, and it is definitely a sight to enjoy. It was nice to see
one of the best bands in music history reunite, and play songs that made them
favorite. The Hell Freezes Over album featured new studio tracks, and
the question remained if the band would continue recording new material.
On that note...
"A new Eagles album -- their first studio album since 1979 -- expected to be
titled The Long Road to Eden, has been reportedly in production for
several years. In an August 2006 interview, Joe Walsh predicted a 2007 release.
In a private concert held at the end of January 2007, Don Henley reported that
the album would be released "in 60 to 90 days, if it doesn't kill us first."
On the 8th of June at Borgata Casino, New Jersey, Don said he'd be in AC another
night and then head back to LA to finish up the Eagles album. He thought for a
second and then said it would be out on October 30th and no one would be happier
than they would."
No one would be happier than they would? Don Henley, being the ego-stastical
gentleman he is, would say that. Eagles fans have been praying for a new studio
album, and hopefully seeing a rebirth. We can only hope that their new album
does come out in October, 2007. Time will only tell...
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