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Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Import pressing of Their Greatest Hits 1971-75. Vinyl replica CD comes housed in a slipcase. Rhino UK. 2006.


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All Artists: Eagles
Title: Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea
Release Date: 5/19/2003
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Country Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Supergroups
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
UPC: 4943674042418


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Import pressing of Their Greatest Hits 1971-75. Vinyl replica CD comes housed in a slipcase. Rhino UK. 2006.

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The greatest "Greatest Hits" album of them all
Matthew Parks | DURHAM, NC USA | 04/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having sold well over 14 million copies to date, this is now the biggest selling record of all time. Not bad for a band of talented but unknown musicians who were originally gathered together by a record producer to be Linda Ronstadt's back-up band. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the "Greatest Hits" album concept, because they tend to be superficial selections of what got radio play, and often don't represent the artist's best work. Never has that been less true than it is here, though. This is a great greatest hits package because it also is representive of the best work the Eagles did between 1971 and 1975. The Eagles recorded a total of only six studio albums before disbanding to pursue solo projects after the release of 1979's THE LONG RUN. This album draws from what is commonly noted as being the pre-Joe Walsh era--the first four albums, including THE EAGLES, DESPERADO, ON THE BORDER, and ONE OF THESE NIGHTS. Originally, banjo/mandolin player and founding member Bernie Leadon was crucial to the band's sound. However, with the addition of Don Felder on guitar, the band moved toward a more mainstream California rock sound. All of the songs on this collection are strong, particularly TAKE IT EASY, LYIN' EYES, DESPERADO, and the rare Eagles song from this period that doesn't feature lead vocals by either Don Henley or Glen Frey, the bassist Randy Meisner sung TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT. I've had this album in one format or another since I was 12 years old, and I keep coming back to it for whatever you listen to music for."
A greatest hits that could have taken it to the limit
Brian O'Marra | Little Rock, AR USA | 01/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having read David Fuller's review, I couldn't agree the gold disc! Worth every penny! This album has, as of November 1999, become the biggest seller of all time: 26 million copies worth. Thriller is in second place at 25 million. And it's easy to see why. This perfectly captures the Eagles early years of country rock, before the Eagles turned all out rockers with Joe Walsh and Hotel California.In fact, the ten selections are well sequenced flowing nicely together. Henley's vocals are judiciously split four per side. Each album is evenly represented on both sides of the LP. The gold disc boasts superior sound, remastered directly from the two track stereo tapes. Curious is the fact that the track times are two seconds longer on each track. Compression on the orginal LP and CD perhaps? The jacket depicts the 3-D effect on the eagles skull, and features all the orginal graphics, including the LP labels.One reviewer wished this CD could have been expanded. A couple of interesting facts: One, there were two singles from Desperado, Tequila Sunrise is on this, but Desperado was not a single. I'm glad it is on this. It is a track deserving of being on a greatest hits. However, the other single was Outlaw Man! Interesting!Second, On The Border had three singles. Two of them are on this, but James Dean is not.Lastly, we have a missing B-Side. The flip side to Take It Easy is a song penned by Henley-Frey called Get You In The Mood. To my knowledge, it is not on any Eagles album. I do not have much information on this 3:52 obscurity.What we need is a comprehensive Eagles singles anthology. Let's hope we will get that, I mean the 30th anniversary is coming shortly. That's a hint!"
The Eagles Soar
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 01/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Eagles 1976's release Their Greatest Hits 1971-75 has recently become the biggest selling album of all-time topping Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album has moved a staggering 26 million copies and the fact that people are still consistently buying it 24 years after its release is a testament to the timeless nature of the songs. The songs are mostly in the country-rock vein from the wistful "Peaceful Easy Feeling" to the two-timing tale "Lyin' Eyes" to the supple number one hit "Best Of My Love". There are some harder number like the evil & dark sounding "One Of These Nights" and the smoldering "Witchy Woman". The band's success can be tied into the fact that Glenn Frey & Don Henley are extraordinary songwriters, the band are perfectionists in the studio, so their songs are painstakingly produced, Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and later Don Felder all are excellent musicians and they make picture perfect harmonies. An essential album."