Selected Works 1972-1999 [Box Set Reissue]

Selected Works 1972-1999 [Box Set Reissue]

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The relative sonic neglect suffered by the Eagles' catalog was the fault of the band's consistent success -- with the original albums and hits collections still selling year after year, why bother to upgrade? Finally, however, longtime Eagles producer Bill Szymczyk remastered their albums in 1999, and the band put together a box set. Including most of their hits (the exception is "Seven Bridges Road") and lots of album tracks, the four-CD set regroups the Eagles' material into three categories: "The Early Days," which consists of 13 tracks from their first four albums; "The Ballads"; and "The Fast Lane," i.e., rhythm songs. The fourth disc is drawn from their millennium concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While their early albums balanced the contributions of their members, "The Early Days" is dominated by Glenn Frey and Don Henley; that means a few worthy efforts are missing, but the selection is generally good. "The Ballads" is a straightforward collection of popular slow songs. Along with their more uptempo hits, "The Fast Lane" contains what little unreleased material there is, but anyone hoping for greatness is going to be disappointed. The Eagles have gone out of their way in "The Millennium Concert" to perform songs out of their usual repertoire, including several solo hits and both sides of their 1978 seasonal single, "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "Funky New Year." Much of this is minor or atypical material, but at least the unusually animated band members were trying (though it sounds like there was plenty of studio overdubbing). The overall result is a nearly four-hour collection that is something of a hodgepodge. There are enough rarities to bait the hook for hardcore Eagles fans, but not really satisfy them, and casual fans will probably be better off with the two single-disc hits collections. [Selected Works was reissued in a four-CD box set in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227962395
catalogNumber: 62575
Rank: 21405

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eagles   Primary Artist
Don Henley   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Tabla,Vocals
Randy Meisner   Vocals
Joe Walsh   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Don Felder   Organ,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist
Albhy Galuten   Synthesizer
John Corey   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Scott Crago   Percussion,Drums
Glenn Frey   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,Soloist
Garth   Clarinet,Violin,Saxophone
Bernie Leadon   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Jim Ed Norman   Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano
Jay Oliver   Keyboards
Timothy B. Schmit   Bass,Vocals
Timothy Drury   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Gary Grimm   Percussion,Keyboards
Jeremy Janeczko   Percussion

Technical Credits

David Blue   Composer
Jackson Browne   Composer
Jim Capaldi   Composer
Paul Carrack   Composer
Gene Clark   Composer
Eagles   Producer
Don Henley   Composer
Randy Meisner   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Joe Walsh   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Don Felder   Composer
Jack Tempchin   Composer
Joe Vitale   Composer
Irving Azoff   Management
Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Paul Craft   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer,Liner Notes
Glyn Johns   Producer
Rob Jacobs   Producer
Danny Kortchmar   Composer
Bernie Leadon   Composer
Tom Leadon   Composer
Jim Ed Norman   Composer,String Arrangements
Jay Oliver   Producer,Engineer
Dale Peters   Composer
Gene Redd   Composer
Elliot Scheiner   Producer,Engineer
Timothy B. Schmit   Composer
Bob Seger   Composer
J.D. Souther   Composer
Robb Strandlund   Composer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Liner Notes
Peter Vale   Composer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mike Harlow   Producer,Engineer
James Fox   Composer
Jeremy Janeczko   Engineer

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