The progression which transformed the Eagles between their country-ish debut album and the final stunning "The Long Run" continued after the band split, so that, separately, the former band members have produced a body of work which far surpasses that of the Eagles as a band.
Don Henley's first solo album was by no means as good as his later offerings. This is true of the solo debuts by Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner, too, with each debut solo outing having a hurried, `obligation album' feel. But "I Can't Stand Still" is an excellent album just the same, with an ever grittier, rockier feel even than "The Long Run". After a modest start, the album gets progressively better, stand-out cuts including "Dirty Laundry", "Johnny Can't Read" and "Them and Us". The album concludes with the anthemic "Unclouded Day". The best might be yet to come, but this album merits a place in any rock fan's collection.