The End of the Innocence

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All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Don Henley took some time before completing his highly anticipated third album, The End of the Innocence. Although he manages to duplicate much of the magic of his previous album, Henley has backed off of the synthesizers and expanded his musical palette. He uses background vocals to great effect, whether it's the tragic ballad "New York Minute" with vocal group Take 6 or the angry rocker "I Will Not Go Quietly" with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses. His collaboration with Bruce Hornsby on the opening title track show a mature Henley singing about disillusionment over a beautiful piano riff that gives the song a timeless air of nostalgia. While he still tackles political issues ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Don Henley took some time before completing his highly anticipated third album, The End of the Innocence. Although he manages to duplicate much of the magic of his previous album, Henley has backed off of the synthesizers and expanded his musical palette. He uses background vocals to great effect, whether it's the tragic ballad "New York Minute" with vocal group Take 6 or the angry rocker "I Will Not Go Quietly" with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses. His collaboration with Bruce Hornsby on the opening title track show a mature Henley singing about disillusionment over a beautiful piano riff that gives the song a timeless air of nostalgia. While he still tackles political issues and writes about small-town life in America, Henley also mixes in romantic ballads, including the closer "Heart of the Matter." In this epic song, Henley explores the emotional complexity of relationships and coming to terms with oneself during the aftermath. Throughout the album, he manages to balance being cynical yet hopeful, and his great melodies allow his poignant lyrics to penetrate. This album is highly recommended for those who like their pop music with a message.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/1989
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642421727
  • Catalog Number: 24217
  • Sales rank: 8,307

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Henley Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Take 6 Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Melissa Etheridge Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Keyboards
Ivan Neville Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Stanley Jordan Guitar, Drums, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Wayne Shorter Soprano Saxophone
Valerie Carter Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mike Campbell Guitar, Keyboards
Jim Keltner Percussion, Drums
Sheryl Crow Background Vocals
Patty Smyth Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Edie Brickell Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
John Corey Guitar, Keyboards
Charley Drayton Background Vocals
Michael Fisher Percussion
Bob Glaub Bass
Larry Klein Bass
Danny Kortchmar Guitar, Keyboards
Stan Lynch Percussion, Drums
Steve Madaio Trumpet
David Paich Piano, Strings, Keyboards
Pino Palladino Bass
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Axl Rose Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
J.D. Souther Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Richard Wachtel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Charlie Drayton Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Julia Waters Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
W. Axl Roase Vocal Harmony
Jai Winding Keyboards, keyboard bass
Steve Jordan Drums, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, wah wah guitar, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Don Henley Producer
Bruce Hornsby Producer
Mike Campbell Producer
John Corey Producer, Engineer, Basic Track
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Rob Jacobs Engineer
Danny Kortchmar Programming, Producer, Basic Track
Greg Ladanyi Producer, Engineer
Stan Lynch Producer, Engineer, Basic Track
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Mark McKenna Engineer
Brian Scheuble Engineer
Bob Vogt Engineer
Shelly Yakus Engineer
Ric Wilson Digital Editing
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
Ken Nahoum Cover Photo
Eddie King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rocken out cd /

    don henleys 1989 classic end of the innocence is one awesome true album with lots of great tunes/ also if you have a dvd player and a reciver with dts sound included get the dts cd of this cd. it will blow you away/

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