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Hole in the World [DVD Single]
     

Hole in the World [DVD Single]

by Eagles
 
"Hole in the World," the Eagles' first release since their 2000 box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999, their first on their own Eagles Recording Co. II (not to be confused with Eagle Records), and their first as a quartet of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B.

Overview

"Hole in the World," the Eagles' first release since their 2000 box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999, their first on their own Eagles Recording Co. II (not to be confused with Eagle Records), and their first as a quartet of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit (since the dismissal of Don Felder), is easy to interpret as the band's response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The harmony-filled ballad features a much-repeated chorus talking about a hole in the world and a "cloud of fear and sorrow," presumably a poetic way of talking about the ruin at the World Trade Center site. Lead vocalist Henley also contributes two verses in his husky voice, pondering how those who see themselves as "anointed" can take such actions. The lyrics don't have much to say beyond noting how dire things are "tonight," wondering why, and hoping things will be better "tomorrow," but the song is a typically pretty Eagles soft rock showcase. It is presented in 5.1 and stereo mixes as a black-and-white video that shows the band performing the song in a recording studio. There is also a brief "making of" section with outtakes, a five-minute "backstage" documentary on an Eagles concert performance in an arena, and a bonus CD containing an audio-only recording of the song. The release contains fairly elaborate packaging for what is essentially a simple, minor addition to the Eagles' catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2003
Label:
33Rd Street
UPC:
0806403332225
catalogNumber:
TTST

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hole in the Word
  2. Hole in the World
  3. Making the Video (Outtakes from the Hole in the World)
  4. Backstage Pass to Farewell 1

Disc 2

  1. Hole in the World

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eagles   Primary Artist
Don Henley   Drums,Vocals
Joe Walsh   Organ,Vocals
Scott Crago   Percussion
Glenn Frey   Electric Piano,Vocals
Willie Hollis   Piano
Timothy B. Schmit   Bass,Vocals
Steuart Smith   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Eagles   Producer,Audio Production
Don Henley   Composer
Irving Azoff   Management
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Glenn Frey   Composer
James Raitt   Graphic Design,Camera Operator
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Audio Production
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mike Harlow   Engineer
Randy Edwards   Director
Martyn Atkins   Video Director
Andy Ackland   Engineer
Howard Woofinden   Producer
Richard Anthony Davis   Engineer
William Bullen   Video Editor
Cameron Duncan   Camera Operator

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