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Common Thread: Songs of the Eagles
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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 cou... more »
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. Real country-rock remains a marginal commercial force, however, and the real money is in the new Nashville version of southern California harmonies. Call it "suburban pop." --Geoffrey Himes
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Member CD Reviews
Victoria D. (Moppett) from HUNTSVILLE, AL
Reviewed on 6/6/2007...
This is a wonderful CD of classic Eagles songs sung by various current country and western singers. Some of the songs sound better than the original Eagle tracks.
Tristan T. from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Reviewed on 12/21/2006...
I love this CD! Vince Gill really made this album worth keeping! Very catchy tunes, hey its the Eagles!
Dawn T. from ALPHARETTA, GA
Reviewed on 11/9/2006...
Best songs by some of the best artists.
Leah G. from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 10/28/2006...
S. A. Blake | Arizona | 02/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Country Music and the Eagles, this is the CD to buy. All of the artist do a great job and some even sound like the original Eagles arrangements."