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The Eagles
"Long Road Out Of Eden"

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Year of Release: 2007

track listing
Disc One:
  • No More Walks
    In The Wood
  • How Long
  • Busy Being Fabulous
  • What Do I Do
    With My Heart
  • Guilty Of The Crime
  • I Don't Want To Hear
    Any More
  • Waiting In The Weeds
  • No More Cloudy Days
  • Fast Company
  • Do Something
  • You Are Not Alone
    Disc Two:
  • Long Road Out Of Eden
  • I Dreamed There Was
    No War
  • Somebody
  • Frail Grasp On The
    Big Picture
  • Last Good Time In Town
  • I Love To Watch
    A Woman Dance
  • Business As Usual
  • Center Of The Unvierse
  • It's Your World Now

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    The Eagles
    "Long Road Out Of Eden"

    Hell froze over again for the Eagles, as we know the story why the band broke up in 1980 after their studio release The Long Run: "Hell will freeze over when we get back together again." (Don Henley) In 1994, the part-live, part-studio album Hell Freezes Over was released, and it would take years for an all-new studio album. That year would be 2007: Long Road Out Of Eden

    Incredibly, Long Road Out Of Eden would become a 2-disc set. It was long overdue for any NEW recordings from one of the best bands to come out of the 1970s decade, as well as from the state of California. Her Special Collection has twice the songs plus one (21 songs). Of the 10 that were on Greatest Hits, 9 songs were already part of Special Collection: "Snowbird," "Danny's Song," "A Love Song," "You Won't See Me," "I Just Fall In Love Again," "Shadows In The Moonlight," "Broken Hearted Me," "Daydream Believer." (The one song not on Special Collection: "Could I Have This Dance.")

    The first disc: "No More Walks In The Wood" is an incredibly good song, as it reflects the harmonies, surely resembling Crosby, Stills, Nash (and/or) Young. "How Long" is the traditional rocking Eagles. They are back with this one, as it is a fine rocking tune; sure to add this one to their other classic upbeat Rock songs. "Busy Being Fabulous" is another great tune, sung by Don Henley.

    "What Do I Do With My Heart" is a nice ballad. "Guilty Of The Crime" is another pretty good rocking tune. "I Don't Want To Hear Any More" is an easy, laid back rock song, as it could be a song easily sung by Bonnie Raitt. ""Waiting In The Weeds" is a nice, quiet song, likewise the next song, "No More Cloudy Days."

    "Fast Company" is a good tune, with it's high vocals (some say it may be that of a Bee Gees impersonation, which I disagree. The vocals are bit off, and with its particular musical style being different than the Eagles, Prince comes to mind, as if he this song could be one of his.

    "Do Something" and "You Are Not Alone" are nice, laid back sounding tunes. Where on "You Are Not Alone," the melody of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" seems to float around in my head.

    Disc two begins with the title track, a kind of mysterious tune, a song that could be used for a western movie soundtrack. "I Dreamed There Was No War" is a beautiful, very beautiful instrumental. Another rocker, "Someobdy," has the melody of Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" in my head. Don Henley gets the lead vocal on "Frail Grasp On The Big Picture," easily telling Eagle fans that this song is definitely recorded by The Eagles. Joe Walsh's "Last Good Time In Town" is just a cool tune, and is almost in the style of the solo Keith Richards.

    "I Love To Watch A Woman Dance" is quiet, peaceful. "Business As Usual" is a cool-driving rock song. Nice & easy goes for "Center Of The Universe," and the closing tune, "It's Your World Now" has a cool Spanish feel.

    Long overdue, The Eagles have returned with another set of great new music. As for any future releases of new material, the chances of that is slim. The bandmembers have said it's highly unlikely the Eagles will return with a new album. However, Joe Walsh mentioned that there may be a possibility. We can only hope. (Another 14 years? Let's hope not.) We all know the famous rockers of the '60s, and '70s are getting up there in age. But you have to give them credit -- You're never too old to Rock & Roll. Die-hard Eagle fans pray for new material on a regular basis, but if it happens, it will. If not, we still have their incredible music, which will last a lifetime, and future generations.

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