Album of the Day
The Long Run
Eagles closed out the decade they had so dominated with THE LONG RUN, the final studio album of the band's original incarnation (they would reunite when “hell froze over” in 1994). Three years after HOTEL CALIFORNIA, Eagles had checked out – but not quite left – the sense of discontent that marked that earlier smash. There's a dark and more urban edge to songs like “King Of Hollywood,” “Those Shoes” and closing track “The Sad Café,” though the album also includes a trio of Top Ten singles to keep the mood from getting too dour: “Heartache Tonight,” “I Can't Tell You Why” and the title track. The #1 album in the U.S. this week in 1979, THE LONG RUN wound up going 7-times Platinum to bring phase one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' career to a graceful close.