Long Road Out of Eden

Performers Eagles

Eagles Recording Company | November 3, 2009 | Compact Disc

Not yet rated | write a review
As the first full studio album in 28 years by one of the most successful bands of all time, the Eagles' LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN was the very definition of the term "highly anticipated." Making it even more newsworthy at the outset was the fact that EDEN was initially available only through the Wal-Mart chain. All this extra-musical publicity may have detracted from the music itself, though; in the end, the album pretty much picks up where the band left off on the new songs they recorded for their 1994 live album HELL FREEZES OVER. It takes their basic country-rock template and gives it a slight production update, resulting in an album that still sounds very much like the group fans know and love, but does not seem stuck in the '70s.
With Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Timothy B. Schmidt all contributing, there's plenty of vintage Eagles feel here, as on the single "How Long," which could have come straight off 1979's THE LONG RUN, but the subtle addition of modern production techniques, not to mention the still-vital compositional powers of the band, keeps things solidly out of nostalgia territory. Perhaps most striking is the degree to which the Eagles, essentially a "rock" band in their heyday, suddenly fit in perfectly with contemporary country. That's not the sound of the Eagles changing--it's just Nashville catching up.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 3, 2009

Genre: Country Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Eagles Recording Company

UPC: 698268450820

save
0%

In Stock Hurry, only 0 left! Not yet released

$18.36  ea

Online Price

$18.36 List Price

or, Used from $20.26

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Long Road Out of Eden

Performers Eagles

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 3, 2009

Genre: Country Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Eagles Recording Company

UPC: 698268450820


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.No More Walks In the Wood --
2.How Long --
3.Busy Being Fabulous --
4.What Do I Do With My Heart --
5.Guilty of the Crime --
6.I Don't Want To Hear Anymore --
7.Waiting In the Weeds --
8.No More Cloudy Days --
9.Fast Company --
10.Do Something --
11.You Are Not Alone --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Long Road Out of Eden --
2.I Dreamed There Was No War --
3.Somebody --
4.Frail Grasp On the Big Picture --
5.Last Good Time In Town --
6.I Love To Watch a Woman Dance --
7.Business As Usual --
8.Center of the Universe --
9.It's Your World Now --

Editorial Notes

As the first full studio album in 28 years by one of the most successful bands of all time, the Eagles' LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN was the very definition of the term "highly anticipated." Making it even more newsworthy at the outset was the fact that EDEN was initially available only through the Wal-Mart chain. All this extra-musical publicity may have detracted from the music itself, though; in the end, the album pretty much picks up where the band left off on the new songs they recorded for their 1994 live album HELL FREEZES OVER. It takes their basic country-rock template and gives it a slight production update, resulting in an album that still sounds very much like the group fans know and love, but does not seem stuck in the '70s.
With Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Timothy B. Schmidt all contributing, there's plenty of vintage Eagles feel here, as on the single "How Long," which could have come straight off 1979's THE LONG RUN, but the subtle addition of modern production techniques, not to mention the still-vital compositional powers of the band, keeps things solidly out of nostalgia territory. Perhaps most striking is the degree to which the Eagles, essentially a "rock" band in their heyday, suddenly fit in perfectly with contemporary country. That's not the sound of the Eagles changing--it's just Nashville catching up.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart