Greatest Hits 71-75 (1976)


 
1. Take it Easy 2. Witchy Woman 3. Lyin' Eyes 4. Already Gone 5. Desperado 6. One of These Nights 7. Tequilla Sunrise 8. Take it to the Limit 9. Peaceful Easy Feeling 10.Best of My Love

 

The biggest selling, and best known, greatest hits album of all time. To be honest, I'm a bit surprised. That's not meant to say anything negative whatsoever about this band, or this album. This is a perfectly crafted representation of the best of the best of this band in the years represented. It's just that the Eagles never were never around quite long enough (at least at this point) to be a legend, like Led Zepplin, Elton John, or The Rolling Stones. Of course, as the years went on after they had disbanded, they would never lose their popularity, so maybe that had something to do with it.

The sad thing was, the band had only a couple of albums left in them before fatigue and egos took their toll, so it might have been slightly nicer to have a best of package released just a few years later. Of course, this was sort of the end of the first "phase" of their career when they still had a bit of country in them. Broader packages have been released that have encompassed more, and make more sense to buy now. But at the time it was a perfect record from a near-perfect band.

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