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Hotel California [VINYL]

Eagles Vinyl
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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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  • Vinyl (29 May 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00008FO7P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,445 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1-Side One 2-This Diamond Ring 3-Count Me In 4-Save Your Heart For Me 5-Everybody Loves A Clown 6-She's Just My Style 7-Sure Gonna Miss Her 8-Green Grass 9-Side Two 10-My Heart's Symphony 11-(You Don't Have To) Paint Me A Picture 12-Where Will The Words Come From 13-The Loser (With A Broken Heart) 14-Girls In Love 15-Jill 16-Sealed With A Kiss 17-Time Stands Still

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Eagles reached the 80.000.000 mark last year. Eighty million records sold - not just of "Hotel California", of course, but of their entire catalogue.
Still, this album is rightly considered their artistic peak as well as their commercial one. I don't think I've ever heard any piece of popular music as well crafted as the title track...all of the Eagles were amazingly gifted musicians, and to have three guitarists of the caliber of Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey assembled in one band is simply astonishing.

The partiture to "Hotel California" reads a classical chamber piece. At one point eight electric and acoustic guitars are playing at the same time!
Everybody has heard "Hotel California" so many times that they forget what an incredible musical achievement it actually is - but just listen to Don Felder's 16-bar solo immediately after the last verse. That has to be one of the greatest rock guitar solos ever committed to tape.

But "Hotel California" isn't just the title track. "New Kid In Town" and "Life In The Fast Lane", with the instantly recognizable main riff by Joe Walsh, were major hit singles as well - in fact, this album doesn't contain a single weak track. "Wasted Time" is a slow, emotional ballad, and "Victim Of Love" a rock song with a crunching cut-n-shuffle riff. Joe Walsh contributes the beautiful "Pretty Maids All In A Row", and bassist Randy Meisner is the man behind "Try And Love Again", a lovely country rocker with ringing lead guitar work from Glenn Frey.
The album closes with the 7-minute "The Last Resort", which showcases Don Henley the songwriter at his most acidic, but it is also one of his best vocal performances.
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " Hotel California " DVD Audio 21 Sep 2002
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Format:DVD Audio|Verified Purchase
Why would anyone want to buy a copy of this album when you've alraedy heard all the songs a thousand times over and over gain.The first real reason would be the multi-channel remix, by the original producer/engineer Bill Szymczyk with the assistance of sound guru Elliot Scheiner. The second is the discs High Fidelity, all made possible by the excellent restoration work which has been done and is explained in the DVD Video suplementary material. The title track is the opener and the benchmark for the whole album in terms of surround sound presentation. The centre is used throughout to convey discrete events and the surrounds are used creatively to display guitars on all four sides of the room. What is impressive however is that "Hotel California" has never sounded better, in fact I would go to say that even if you've heard the track a thousand times before, this presentation is nothing short of brilliant! It fills in where the CD re-issues have lacked, with low frequencies which are deep and forceful, but there are also subtleties, with delicate sounds and percussion together with bass guitar which really benefit from the great sense of air and space which is ever present. Moving on to "Pretty Maids All In A Row" this track will settle the vinyl junkies who are still tutting at this review, the tracks slow fade is out of complete silence, there isn't even the remotest of background noise. Unlike the vinyl version. All the tracks are perfectly balanced and it is a tribute to this new medium. On the whole this disc is flawless in musical content. The DVD Video interview with the producer is interesting and novel but it sounds horrendous, which is no drawback when you hear the album. The sound options are Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS which is not mentioned anywhere on the packaging! There is also a stereo version for the purists among you. Overall and even if you know this album back to front this disc is an experience to behold. "Hotel California" is a must have DVD Audio.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A marmite album? 10 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
How do you explain the appeal of an album like this? You love it or hate it. If you grew up with it, maybe because in 1976 the british music scene was about to be turned upside-down and battle-lines were drawn. Punk/ New Wave or ageing hippy stuff. Well I liked both, and from memory so did many others who possibly didn't want to admit it. Britain was going nowhere fast and things were stagnant in most aspects of society. So you could escape through the anarchic music that was appearing but also cling to the fading warmth of the american west coast image. California was, in the mid seventies (for most brits), a fantasy dream of wealth warmth and danger. This is were Hotel California kicks in. The music is both pop-driven and more complex than people give it credit. The lyrics counter-balance that, with a light condemnation of californian life. The whole package is a bit dis-jointed and yet...it seems to work. For many listeners, they would say they grew out of it and moved on. Yet, when I play it in the car, my teenagers immediately take it. Maybe there are parallels between life in 1976 and 2012?
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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She'd taped a cool new song off the radio, a friend told me almost 30 years ago; she'd play it for me when I'd come to her place after school.
The song was "Hotel California," and my perception of music changed then and there, once and for all. I didn't even really understand the lyrics - I had barely begun to learn English, and apart from everything else I sure as hell didn't know what "colitas" meant. But understanding all the song's words wasn't necessary. From the first chords played by Felder and Walsh, this song was different from anything I had ever heard before. The layers of electric guitar riffs alternating with and ornamenting Don Henley's vocals, soaring in the chorus and culminating in a moving and evocative duet, touched a spot deep inside me that required no further explanation. Nor, really, did the other songs on this album which I instantaneously knew I had to have. I got the message conveyed in the raw edges of "Life in the Fast Lane," Joe Walsh's riffs throughout the song, the two guitar solos and Don Henley's sneering vocals, as well as I could hear the sense of loss in "Wasted Time," "The Last Resort" and "New Kid in Town."
This is not to say, of course, that the lyrics didn't matter to me once I was able to fully understand them. Rather, that understanding deepened my appreciation for the album; and yet another level of insight was added when I went to California for the first time in 1991.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for all Eagles fans
Excellent CD. All our favourite Eagles songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant CD play it all the time in the car
Published 4 days ago by Chrissy Wissy
3.0 out of 5 stars hotel california cd
Sound quality is poor
Published 11 days ago by kirsten johnson
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I've always liked the Eagles and after seeing the doucmentry about their lives featuring this CD I just had to have it! Great songs, songwriting and melodies. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Christine Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars hhotel califfonia
this is just one of the cd that the have maid they also have got a very other cd that our very good to
Published 26 days ago by jeffrey w
4.0 out of 5 stars annebar
Good remastered cd. Bought for Hotel California a favourite from the 'seventies. Especially like guitar duet with Don Felder and Joe Walsh. Good vocal harmonies.
Published 1 month ago by annebar
4.0 out of 5 stars good new copy, purchased cheaply
as good now as it was when it was first released, old copy melted so had to renew. modern classic
Published 3 months ago by J. Gould
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album
Had this album on vinyl, tape, disc and now mp3.

Timelessly good music, setting the mood prefectly wherever you are, thankfully to the wonders of modern technology.
Published 3 months ago by P. Downey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A good SACD this, a classic at a reasonable price. Don't import from Japan yourself as it will cost you more with VAT/duty added and the excessive Royal Mail handling fee! In 5. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pussinboots
5.0 out of 5 stars Sore away Eagles
I'd always recommend the Eagles to any one have old 45,s of there's so the more I can get on CD formate the better
Published 3 months ago by pete sands
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