The Long Run is the sixth studio album by the American rock group the Eagles. It was released in 1979, on Asylum in the United States and in the United Kingdom. This was the first Eagles album not to feature their founding member, Randy Meisner who was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. When released in September 1979, The Long Run debuted at #2 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart and a week later hit #1 dethroning Led Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door. It was their last #1 album of the 1970s, and reigned for eight weeks in the #1 slot. The Long Run has sold more than seven million copies to date in the U.S. (it was certified Gold and Platinum in early 1980 by the R.I.A.A.).
Three years in the making (which was considered an eternity in the '70s), the Eagles' follow-up to the massively successful, critically acclaimed Hotel California was a major disappointment, even though it sold several million copies and threw off three hit singles. Those singles, in fact, provide some insight into the record…
Rising from the scene and sound of idyllic 1970’s California, Eagles delivered six spectacular albums between 1972 and 1979 - each yielding instant classics such as ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Already Gone’ and of course, ‘Hotel California’- all of which are still in heavy rotation on radio stations worldwide, testament to the band’s timeless success. Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, scored five #1 singles, played countless sold-out tours throughout the world and earned six Grammy awards. This Limited Edition Box Set with 6 CDs tells the Eagles’ legendary story!
HOTEL CALIFORNIA is the fifth studio album by the American rock band the Eagles, and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. Three singles were released from the album, each reaching high in the Billboard Hot 100: "New Kid in Town" (No. 1), "Hotel California" (No. 1), and "Life in the Fast Lane" (No. 11). The album became the band's best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), with over 16 million copies sold in the U.S. alone and over 32 million copies sold worldwide. The album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
An outstanding UK band with PENDRAGON/GENESIS influences and occasional flourishes of Pink Floyd. The Long Goodbye is a debut album released in 1996. The band has a dramatic vocal style, HACKETTesque guitars. The flute on the album, played by Martin Orford, adds a bit of variation. Fans of symphonic progressive rock should appreciate Moria Falls. Band members include Miff (vocals), David White (keyboards), Patrick Darlington (bass, acoustic guitar), Richard Jordan (drums, 12 string & nylon string guitars) and Glen Sandeman (electric guitars).