In 1993, Nashville's biggest young stars–Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, and others–recorded an album of Eagles songs called Common Thread. When the disc went platinum, everyone hailed it as the rebirth of country-rock. If you listened closely, though, you heard neither the down-to-earth twang of country nor the metallic aggression of rock & roll. What you heard instead was the romantic sweetness of pop. More specifically, the Eagles represented the southern California pop tradition of harmony-drenched groups like the Beach Boys, the Mamas & the Papas, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. It's a wonderful tradition, but it's misleading to call it something else. Out there in the hinterlands you can still hear authentic country-rock, an exhilarating combination of blunt adult storytelling and blazing guitars as practiced by the likes of Joe Ely, Shaver, the Bottle Rockets, Mike Henderson, and Jason and the Scorchers.
Learn five Eagles tracks note for note with Danny Gill This excellent DVD will help you master the melodic hard rock and country chops that made The Eagles one of the biggest selling acts ever!
The Eagles captured live in performance in Europe in 1973 and the United States in 1974. Among the songs performed by the iconic group are 'Peaceful Easy Feeling', 'Witchy Woman' and 'Certain Kind of Fool'. With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, The Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever, and the popularity of 2007's Long Road Out of Eden proved the Eagles' staying power in the new millenium.
Alison Ellwood directs this official documentary exploring the history of the iconic US rock band. Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, the band established themselves as one of the foremost music acts of the '70s with seven number one singles, including arguably their best known song 'Hotel California'. Featuring a blend of archive material, performance footage and even home movies recorded by the band members, the documentary aims to evoke the highs and lows of their long career. This three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
This DVD features in-depth interviews revealing the many aspects that made the Eagles one of America's most loved bands. Forming in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the Eagles have five number-one singles and four number-one albums, and are among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Two of their albums, "Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" and "Hotel California", ranked among the ten best-selling albums. They are also the best-selling American group ever, with "Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" being the best-selling album in the U.S. to date. This program is essential for fans and collectors alike!
This is the definitive independent critical review of the legendary music created the Eagles, on film, on record and in concert. This penetrating critical analysis draws on rare footage of the Eagles in performance from live concert footage, TV and radio, and compares and contrasts the Eagles' remarkable achievements throughout the 1970s with mixed results of their solo careers. A team of leading music critics and working musicians revisits the performance and the original albums in order to discover the secrets behind the music.