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Desperado

Eagles Audio CD
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With five number one singles, fourteen Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albums -- Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California -- ranked among the ten best-selling albums ever, and the popularity of 2007's Long Road Out of Eden proved the Eagles' ... Read more in Amazon's Eagles Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Feb 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B000002GYW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Out Of Control 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tequila Sunrise 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Certain Kind Of Fool 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Doolin-Dalton (Instrumental Version)0:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Outlaw Man 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Saturday Night 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bitter Creek 5:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise) 4:510.99  Buy MP3 


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If ever a group of musicians had a clear vision of where they wanted to go and how to get there, it was these southern California boys who built a steady rolling FM hit factory on basic tenets of Gram Parsons's invention of country-rock. For their second album, the group decided concept was most important and set out to portray themselves as keepers of the old West--their outlaw image a natural for those born unto rock and roll soil. The hits are lazy, decadent and unrepentant; "Tequila Sunrise" and the title track feature the flawless harmonies and strong vocals of Glenn Frey and Don Henley. --Rob O'Connor

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars. A powerful concept album 28 Dec 2002
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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The songs on "Desperado" sometimes sounds as though they were written for two or three different albums. Bernie Leadon's "Twenty-One" is a traditional country-work out, banjos and everything. Henley's and Frey's "Out Of Control" is a hard-rocking, guitar-driven slice of seventies rock n' roll. And "Desperado" is a gentle, string-laden ballad.
But somehow the Eagles make it work, even when the banjo-picking on "Twenty-One" bleeds into Glenn Frey's opening power chords on "Out Of Control".
"Doolin-Dalton" is one of the Eagles' best songs, an acoustic ballad which should really have been used for the soundtrack of a western movie. Glenn Frey and Don Henley trade lead vocals, and Bernie Leadon plays a great harmonica, invoking just the right sense of lonesome praerie!
"Tequila Sunrise" is a classic as well, and one of the singles off the album. Glenn Frey strums the instantly recognizable rhythm guitar pattern, and Bernie Leadon plays great slide dobro fills.

"Desperado" was never released as a single, yet it is one of the Eagles' best-known songs, and one of Don Henley's best vocal performances.
Randy Meisner sings "Certain Kind Of Fool", a folkish country song which rocks pretty well, and the Eagles then cover David Blue's "Outlaw Man" with fine results.

"Saturday Night" is a charming ballad with a lovely mandolin solo, and another great lead vocal from Don Henley. Bernie Leadon then takes the lead on his own "Bitter Creek", a slow, acoustic ballad which is somehow neither country nor folk, but a little of each.

And finally the highlight of the entire album : The Eagles reprise "Doolin-Dalton" and "Desperado", adding an extra verse to both, and doing some of the greatest and most melodious vocal performances I have ever heard.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best of the Eagles albums 5 Aug 2002
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This album is one of those that tells a story from the first to the last. Every song seamlessly integrates to the other and they're all top notch tunes. Each one sets it's own mood. I'm not sure if this was ever used as a soundtrack to a film, if it wasn't it should have been. It's a brilliant album that you'll want to play from start to finish each time. Recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eagles cd 14 Jan 2013
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very good cd for us old hippys it provides easy listening when traveling a long journey also my wife likes it
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Eagles album 14 Mar 2008
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In terms of consistency I would say this is the best Eagles album. All the songs are great and the whole album can be listened to without having to forward past the odd filler - which IMHO can't be said for any other Eagles album.
My second favourite album would probably be One Of These Nights. Sure Hotel California is a great album (Hotel is one my all time favourite songs) but Desperado and One Of These Nights for me these definately have the edge overall. I'm also in total agreement with one of the other reviewers - the Doolin Dalton reprise at the end is magic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars an overlooked gem 7 May 2012
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Everyone knows the later albums, but until 'Hotel California' this was the best album... Not the west coast rock they adopted with the arrival of Don Felder, but the country rock they perfected here. Do your ears a favour, give this a listen...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 18 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best purchases I have ever made.

The Eagles have made fantastic albums, but this is by far and away the best one; simple, honest and moving from beginning to end.

Stand outs are: Doolin' Dalton, Desperado, Certain Kind of Fool, Twenty One, Tequila Sunrise and Saturday Night... that's most of the album I know, but they're all fantastic.

This was before The Eagles rocketed to super-stardom, so there are no studio excesses, just pure country/soft rock at its best.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This album is fantastic! If you like fairly mellow concept albums with something to say, this is a must buy. If however you just like good, western country music, this is still a must buy. You won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eagles CD a winner 1 Nov 2010
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Great CD. Had forgotten how good this vintage Eagles Cd was. good value for money and fast delivery
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