The Very Best of the Eagles [2003]

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
This double-disc collection paints a more focused portrait of one of the biggest-selling American rock acts of all time than the Eagles' exhaustive box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999, but one with finer detail than the band's two mega-platinum selling greatest hits packages. Very Best includes all 20 songs found on those two albums -- from the easygoing rock of "Take It Easy" through the live "Seven Bridges Road," recorded in 1980 and spotlighting the group's rich, four-part harmonies -- and much more. Deeper album tracks, such as the soaring Tom Waits cover "Ol' 55," the Don Henley-sung, Philly soul-influenced "Wasted Time," and the Joe Walsh rocker "In the City," ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
This double-disc collection paints a more focused portrait of one of the biggest-selling American rock acts of all time than the Eagles' exhaustive box set, Selected Works: 1972-1999, but one with finer detail than the band's two mega-platinum selling greatest hits packages. Very Best includes all 20 songs found on those two albums -- from the easygoing rock of "Take It Easy" through the live "Seven Bridges Road," recorded in 1980 and spotlighting the group's rich, four-part harmonies -- and much more. Deeper album tracks, such as the soaring Tom Waits cover "Ol' 55," the Don Henley-sung, Philly soul-influenced "Wasted Time," and the Joe Walsh rocker "In the City," offer a richer appreciation of a band always game to stretch their stylistic reach. The set is fleshed out by the Eagles' more-soul-than-blues version of Charles Brown's holiday ballad "Please Come Home for Christmas," originally released in '78, and two studio cuts from the 1994 reunion album, Hell Freezes Over -- and brings fans up to date with Henley and Glenn Frey's 9/11 think piece "Hole in the World," a fittingly subdued ballad with intertwining vocals. The booklet includes detailed track notes and extensive, track-by-track commentary from Henley and Frey. Initial copies of the set also include a bonus DVD featuring the video for "Hole in the World," a "Making the Video" segment, and rare behind-the-scenes footage.
Rolling Stone - Parke Puterbaugh
It's a dream package that unerringly documents Henley and Frey's Eagle-eyed view of the 1970s.
Blender - RJ Smith
This double CD casts back to a time when Don Henley had a 'fro and the Eagles were defining the Southern California sound.

This double CD casts back to a time when Don Henley had a 'fro and the Eagles were defining the Southern California sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227397128
  • Catalog Number: 73971
  • Sales rank: 396

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take It Easy
  2. 2 Witchy Woman
  3. 3 Peaceful Easy Feeling
  4. 4 Desperado
  5. 5 Tequila Sunrise
  6. 6 Doolin-Dalton
  7. 7 Already Gone
  8. 8 The Best of My Love
  9. 9 James Dean
  10. 10 Ol' '55
  11. 11 Midnight Flyer
  12. 12 On the Border
  13. 13 Lyin' Eyes
  14. 14 One of These Nights
  15. 15 Take It to the Limit
  16. 16 After the Thrill Is Gone
  17. 17 Hotel California
Disc 2
  1. 1 Life in the Fast Lane
  2. 2 Wasted Time
  3. 3 Victim of Love
  4. 4 The Last Resort
  5. 5 New Kid in Town
  6. 6 Please Come Home for Christmas
  7. 7 Heartache Tonight
  8. 8 The Sad Café
  9. 9 I Can't Tell You Why
  10. 10 The Long Run
  11. 11 In the City
  12. 12 Those Shoes
  13. 13 Seven Bridges Road
  14. 14 Love Will Keep Us Alive
  15. 15 Get Over It
  16. 16 Hole in the World
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    flying high in the large eagle sky.

    this is one awesome collection put toghter. by the eagles/has lots of great songs/ including/hotel california/take it easy/ life in the fast lane/get over it/ and lots of other eagles faviortes/plus the new song hole in the world. witch is a great and touching song. this is a must for any eagles fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cute cd

    GOT THIS FROM MY SISTER,AWESOME CD WITH ALL MY FAVORITES TUNES AND I LOVE THE BOOK,I JUST GETS HOT BY LOOKING AT THOSE CUTE PHOTOS ON THEM.MY DEAREST DON HENLEY WRITES SO THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THE SONGS, I LOVE YOU DON. I WILL NEVER FORGET STOCKHOLM 2001 2 ND ROW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Two Truly Fantastic CD's.

    This is absolutely the finest collection of songs I've ever heard on two CD's. Just pop these into your CD player and you will be transported back to the carefree 70's by one of the greatest groups to evolve during that decade. Who wouldn't enjoy reminising to songs like "Lying Eyes", "One of These Nights" and "Hotel California"? If there were a six star rating, The Very Best of the Eagles 2003 would surely deserve it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's time to Update your Eagles Collection

    For those of us who have collected all there LP's and haven't had a chance to update to CD's now is the time. This collection rates with some of the Best Greatest Hit Collections on the market. A must have for all those old time Eagle fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best Cd's Of 2003

    I think that The Very Best of the Eagles is one of the best cds that has come out this year!! If you like the kinda laid back music this is the cd for you although there are some upbeat songs on this album. It is a very colorful cd. It is well worth your money.

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