- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: CD
- ASIN: B000002OOE
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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The sound is very good for a live album, and while the Eagles-tunes suffer a bit from the lack of more Eagles, Frey's own songs work very well, as does his adaption of the traditional ballad "Wild Mountain Thyme" (which some of you may know as "Purple Heather"). Glenn Frey's vocals were never as powerful or as "rockin'" as Don Henley's, but his soft tenor suits most of the songs very well. This is real "easy listening", without ever being dull.
Guitarist Glenn Frey of the former Eagles once said that performing live was a lot like "riding a rollercoaster, a little scary but a lot of fun." The more ones does it, the less scary it becomes. Glenn Frey's own loyal fans, joined by fans of one of the greatest contemporary band in 1970s and 1980s - the Eagles, had made the night VERY fun.
This CD contains some of the Eagles' greatest hits ever along with Frey's solo materials. The soft blues "The One You Love" has remained one of my favorite for many years. The charm of this melody has sustained through the passing of time and still captured hearts of many, including myself. Glenn's magnetic, soothing, soft tenor distincts himself for the rendition.
Another song that captures my immediate attention is "Desperado", co-written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. Glenn Frey might lack the hard rocking vocal of Henley, yet his easy-listening tone makes the performance incomparable.
Other noteworthy tunes include Frey's own "Wild Mountain Thyme", again for which his soft tenor is praised; "Smuggler's Blues", "Heartache Tonight", "Strange Weather", and and the opening song "Peaceful Easy Feeling." A nicely-done medley mixing "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It Easy" is also included in this album.
This is a recording Eagles' fans or those of Frey shouldn't miss. Play this record loud and have some fun.
Frey performs live versions of "Strange Weather", "The One You Love" (which is one of the absolute highlights of the album), and "Love In The 21st Century" which surpass the studio originals. And his clear tenor voice is perfectly suited to soulful, R&B-infected songs like "True Love" and "I've Got Mine".
Frey also does a charming "Wild Mountain Thyme" and a rocking "The Heat Is On", and plays raw slide guitar on "Smuggler's Blues". All in all, there is not a single weak track here, the band is smooth, and the saxophones are just lovely.
And finally, Glenn Frey performs a beautiful lead vocal on "Desperado", which was originally sung by Don Henley, but which is co-composed by Frey.
Smooth, wonderful adult pop/rock at its finest.