Album of the Day
For the final album on their Elektra/Asylum contract, Eagles delivered their first concert recording, EAGLES LIVE. Drawn from several shows including 1976 L.A. Forum gigs with former member Randy Meisner, the 1980 double L.P. leans most heavily on meticulously recreated (and partially overdubbed) versions of favorites from HOTEL CALIFORNIA and THE LONG RUN. Beyond greatest-hits territory, there are also a couple of Joe Walsh solo songs and “Seven Bridges Road,” a showcase of the band's immaculate harmonies that became a Top 40 single - the album as a whole was a Top 10, multi-platinum smash. Though Eagles eventually reunited, this was for many years the last word from the legendary group, and we'll cue it up now to wish singer-songwriter-drummer Don Henley a happy birthday.