On the Border

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Eagles began recording their third album in England with producer Glyn Johns, as they had their first two albums, but abandoned the sessions after completing two acceptable tracks. Johns, it is said, tended to emphasize the group's country elements and its harmonies, while the band, in particular Glenn Frey and Don Henley, wanted to take more of a hard rock direction. They reconvened with a new producer, Bill Szymczyk, who had produced artists like B.B. King and, more significantly, Joe Walsh. But the resulting album is not an outright rock effort by any means. Certainly, Frey and Henley got what they wanted with "Already Gone," the lead-off track, which introduces...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Eagles began recording their third album in England with producer Glyn Johns, as they had their first two albums, but abandoned the sessions after completing two acceptable tracks. Johns, it is said, tended to emphasize the group's country elements and its harmonies, while the band, in particular Glenn Frey and Don Henley, wanted to take more of a hard rock direction. They reconvened with a new producer, Bill Szymczyk, who had produced artists like B.B. King and, more significantly, Joe Walsh. But the resulting album is not an outright rock effort by any means. Certainly, Frey and Henley got what they wanted with "Already Gone," the lead-off track, which introduces new bandmember Don Felder as one part of the twin guitar solo that recalls the Allman Brothers Band; "James Dean," a rock & roll song on the order of "Your Mama Don't Dance," and "Good Day in Hell," which is strongly reminiscent of Joe Walsh songs like "Rocky Mountain Way." But the album also features the usual mixture of styles typical of an Eagles album. For example, "Midnight Flyer," sung by Randy Meisner, is modern bluegrass; "My Man" is Bernie Leadon's country-rock tribute to the recently deceased Gram Parsons; and "Ol' 55" is one of the group's well-done covers of a tune by a singer/songwriter labelmate, in this case Tom Waits. The title track, meanwhile, points the band in a new R&B direction that was later pursued more fully. Like most successful groups, the Eagles combined many different elements, and their third album, which looked back to their earlier work and anticipated their later work, was a transitional effort that combined even more styles than most of their records did.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596059527
  • Catalog Number: 1004
  • Sales rank: 23,083

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Already Gone (4:13)
  2. 2 You Never Cry Like a Lover (4:02)
  3. 3 Midnight Flyer (3:58)
  4. 4 My Man (3:30)
  5. 5 On the Border (4:28)
  6. 6 James Dean (3:36)
  7. 7 Ol' 55 (4:22)
  8. 8 Is It True (3:14)
  9. 9 Good Day in Hell (4:27)
  10. 10 The Best of My Love (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eagles Primary Artist, Track Performer
Don Henley Drums, Vocals
Randy Meisner Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Don Felder Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Albhy Galuten Synthesizer
Glenn Frey Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Leadon Banjo, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Jim Ed Norman Piano
Al Perkins Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Jack Tempchin Composer
Robb Strandlund Composer
Bill Szymczyk Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    eagles find there wings

    the eagles 3rd album catapulted them into mega superstars mainly due to succes of the best of my love single which hit no 1 in early 1975 from then on they never looked back often over looked on the border is there best rock effort killer tracks you never cry like a lover ,on the border ,is it true and the ballads my man ,ol 55 , best of my love superb production glorious vocals and harmonys often critisied for being to proffesional by less talented musicians and producers on the border paved the way for there soaring success often copied but never bettered the sales figures went of the scales after this album agreat guitar album with no filler

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