EAGLES Released Magnum Opus ‘HOTEL CALIFORNIA’ 45 Years Ago Today

Back in time

8 December 2021

Band: EAGLES
Who: Iconic Los Angeles rockers
Original members: Don Henley, Glenn Frey (R.I.P.),
Randy Meisner, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder
Active: 1971–1980, 1994–2016, 2017–present / 7 studio LPs

Anniversary album: HOTEL CALIFORNIA – their 5th LP
Released: 8 December 1976 – 45 years ago today

AllMusic/William Ruhlmann said: The album was their first to be made without
Bernie Leadon, who had given the band much of its country flavor, and with rock guitarist
Joe Walsh… In the early part of their career, the Eagles never seemed to get a sound big enough for their ambitions; after changes in producer and personnel, as well as a noticeable growth in creativity, Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band. It was a band that could be bombastic, but also one that made music worthy of the later tag of “classic rock,” music appropriate for the arenas and stadiums the band was playing. Result was the Eagles’ biggest-selling regular album release, and one of the most successful rock albums ever.”

Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave! Yep, that’s what happens with a pure gold classic. Their best, without a shadow of a doubt.

Singles/clips: Hotel California / New Kid In Town / Living In The Fast Lane

– HOTEL CALIFORNIA –

– NEW KID IN TOWN –

– LIVING IN THE FAST LANE –

Stream full album…

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EAGLES: All AlbumsWebsite

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