Hotel California

Hotel California

by EaglesEagles

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Those who call Hotel California an example of Southern California decadence are getting it wrong. It's about decadence, a much different thing. For all the excesses detailed by the band's biographers, it's a fact that leaders Don Henley and Glenn Frey ran a tight ship, crafting songs, albums, and the band's stage show for maximum sonic and emotional impact. In 1976, following four increasingly sophisticated and successful albums of unassailable country rock, Henley and Frey crafted Hotel California, the album of their career. They put to good use both the band's plangent lead guitarist, Don Felder, and rock vet Joe Walsh to give the Eagles a new, harder-rocking authority ("Life in the Fast Lane"), without giving up a certain chamber-rock classicism ("Wasted Time"). And then there's the celebrated title song, the hit "New Kid in Town," and Henley and Frey's ambitious summation, "The Last Resort."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227961619
catalogNumber: 1084
Rank: 59

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eagles   Primary Artist
Don Henley   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Randy Meisner   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Guitarron,Group Member
Joe Walsh   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Don Felder   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Glenn Frey   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,Group Member
Jim Ed Norman   Conductor
Sid Sharp   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Don Henley   Art Direction
Allan Blazek   Engineer
Bruce Hensal   Engineer
Ed Mashal   Engineer
Jim Ed Norman   String Arrangements,String Conductor
J.D. Souther   Composer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer
Norman Seeff   Poster Design
Kosh   Artwork,Graphic Design,Art Direction
Ed Marshall   Engineer

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