I bought this album when it was first released in 1977, having purchased the earlier albums. I have to say that this is timeless piece of work and I still play it today. How many albums do you own that you can say the same for?
Just look who plays on the album - Joe Walsh, Don Henley, John David Souther, Norbert Putnam, Tim Weisburg, etc. From memory, I'm sure awards were received for production (Fogelberg & Putnam and arrangements by Dominic Frontiere.
I think this is Dan's best piece of work, give yourself a treat and buy it