Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (LP) - 180g Vinyl

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UPC:
081227979379
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Original Release Year:
1976
Genre(s):
Rock, Classic Rock
Artist: Eagles
Album: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Released: Europe, 2011

Tracklist:

A1Take It Easy
A2Witchy Woman
A3Lyin' Eyes
A4Already Gone
A5Desperado
B1One Of These Nights
B2Tequila Sunrise
B3Take It To The Limit
B4Peaceful Easy Feeling
B5Best Of My Love

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On their first four albums, the Eagles were at pains to demonstrate that they were a group of at least near-equals, each getting a share of the songwriting credits and lead vocals. But this compilation drawn from those albums, comprising the group's nine Top 40 hits plus "Desperado," demonstrates that this evenhandedness did not extend to singles -- as far as those go, the Eagles belong to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The tunes are melodic, and the arrangements -- full of strummed acoustic guitars over a rock rhythm section often playing a shuffle beat, topped by tenor-dominated harmonies -- are immediately engaging. There is also a lyrical consistency to the songs, which often concern romantic uncertainties in an atmosphere soaked in intoxicants. The narrators of the songs usually seem exhausted, if not satiated, and the loping rhythms are appropriate to these impressions. All of which means that, unlike the albums from which they come, these songs make up a collection consistent in mood and identity, which may help explain why Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) works so much better than the band's previous discs and practically makes them redundant. No wonder it was such a big hit out of the box, topping the charts and becoming the first album ever certified platinum. Still, there must be more to it, since the album wasn't just a big hit, but one of the biggest ever, becoming one of the very few discs to cross the threshold of 20 million copies and competing for the title of best-selling album of all time. There may be no explaining that, really, except to note that this was the pervasive music of the first half of the 1970s, and somehow it never went away.

"Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the first compilation album by the American rock band the Eagles, released on February 17, 1976 by Asylum Records. The album contains a selection of songs from the Eagles' first four albums released in the period from the Eagles' formation in 1971 up to 1975. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) reached number one on the US Billboard 200, where it stayed for five weeks. "One of These Nights" and "Best of My Love" both topped the Billboard Hot 100. The album has the distinction of being the first album to receive the RIAA Platinum certification, which was introduced in 1976 to recognize albums that shipped one million copies in the United States. It was ranked number four on the Billboard year-end album chart of 1976 and has spent a total of 239 weeks on the Billboard 200 as of August 2018. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) was the best-selling album of the 20th century in the United States, and it remained so for some years until it was surpassed by Michael Jackson's Thriller after the artist's death in 2009. It regained the title in August 2018. In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant"" - Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Lovely album & service. Thank you

    Posted by Tony H. on 2nd Apr 2022

    Lovely album & service. Thank you