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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 (27 Jan 1986)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B000002GXO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,337 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On their third album, the Eagles finally produced a No. 1 hit with "The Best of My Love", but most of On the Border is marked by tough rockers, not sweet ballads. "Already Gone" is a brusque kiss-off and "Midnight Flyer" a bluegrass kicker, while "James Dean" recalls the 1950s rebel icon, and the title track reflects on paranoia and creeping Big Brotherism. The Eagles also cover a Tom Waits tune, "Ol' 55", and pay tribute to alt-country godfather Gram Parsons on "My Man". The album title is prophetic in the sense that the band that made this record (bolstered by the addition of guitarist Don Felder) was on the verge of greatness, but not quite there yet. --Daniel Durchholz

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
All of a sudden, in 1974, the Eagles became a rock band. Not a country rock band, but a plain old rock n' roll band.
The addition of third guitarist Don Felder gave the band a bigger, more raw, more urgent sound, particularly on the hardest rock tracks "Good Day In Hell" and "James Dean".
Sure, like "Desperado", "On The Border" sounds like songs from two or three completely different albums have somehow ended up on the same release, but as usual, the Eagles manage to pull of having the modern bluegrass of "Midnight Flyer" and the traditional country rock ballad "My Man" on the same album as the twin lead guitar lines of "Already Gone" and the power chords of "James Dean".
The album gave the Eagles their first #1 single, "The Best Of My Love", a country-tinged ballad. A little bit ironic considering how much Glenn Frey and Don Henley wanted the Eagles to be a rock band rather than a country band, but it is really a beautiful song with a great lead vocal by Henley and pedal steel work by Leadon.
The two rock singles, "James Dean" and "Already Gone" (which sports a distinctly country-flavoured melody and really isn't that much of a rock song, in spite of the Allman Brothers-inspired guitar duel between Frey and Felder) didn't fare nearly as well; "Already Gone" made it to #32, but "James Dean" stalled at #77.
They're great songs, though, as is the Eagles' cover of labelmate Tom Waits' "Ol' 55" and the heavy "Good Day In Hell".
The title track is a bit experimental, and not unlike some of the, eh, less conventional songs on "The Long Run", but it's not a bad song - just not a great one either.
"Is It True" is a much more conventional, very pleasant mid-tempo love song with some fine slide guitar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Borderlines 4 Sep 2008
By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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'On The Border' is the dark horse of The Eagles' recording history, featuring just one of their best-known tracks. 'The Best Of My Love', however, is not representative of the album as a whole. Like 'Take It Easy', this smooth, lilting song was the candy used to interest the casual listener. The band's strength was less in writing great songs, though there are several of those, than in their execution. 'Already Gone' is a good song made better by fine harmonies and an ability to rock without going at it too hard. It's a track that exemplifies their ability to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. The title track and the eulogy to James Dean rock harder, while 'Midnight Flyer', with its fast banjo, leans more toward country. 'You Never Cry Like A Lover' is a slow, piano-led ballad at the other extreme and perhaps the least effective track. Elsewhere, the songs are more like 'Already Gone'. The ballad aside, 'On The Border' is a solid album, a reminder of what The Eagles were capable of when they rocked.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack to my summer holidays 27 Nov 2007
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There's another customer review of this album on Amazon.co.uk, where the reviewer mentions he's glad that On The Border wasn't his first experience of the Eagles, otherwise it would have been his last. I'd like to offer a flipside: this was my first experience of their music. One day in 1980, my mother came back from town with this album on cassette, which she'd picked up on special offer from WHSmith. I was five years old at the time and hadn't formed any real musical taste, other than listening to various LPs my parents owned and watching the chart music on Top Of The Pops. I'd never heard of the Eagles before, and my mother really just picked it up on a whim. She certainly didn't say anything like "Yes, this is the band that made Hotel California". After the first listen, I was utterly hooked. It's still so vivid in my mind now, listening to each side of the tape and just loving every single aspect of every single song. Four separate lead singers, all with distinct, fabulous voices. Such great musicianship and harmonies; such musical diversity. During the summer holidays, my family used to drive all the way to the former Yugoslavia with a caravan towed behind. We'd depart the ferry at Rotterdam, Holland, then drive down through Germany, through Austria, taking in some of Italy before finally reaching Yugoslavia and hitting the Mediterranean Sea. My younger brother slept through entire countries, but I always loved the scenery and counted all the different types of cars and trucks coming the other way. It was a means to get to the actual holiday but it was a part of the holiday for me. Well, On The Border was the soundtrack for every one of these cross-European slogs (and there were quite a few). Read more ›
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Although reasonably successful when released, this is now perhaps a rather overlooked album, which dates from a period of changing directions for the Eagles as they veered away from their original country-influenced soft rock towards a more hard-edged sound. There are elements of both in 'On the border', and as such it is an album of contrasts, and is not particularly cohesive. However, this was the first Eagles album I ever heard, which for me was helpful in that from the outset I was made aware of the band's contrasting influences. Only two tracks are widely known - the closing ballad 'Best of my love' and to a lesser extent the brash, rocking opener 'Already gone' - and these almost epitomise the diverging styles of the band when the album was made. The rest will be unfamiliar to all but dedicated fans of the band.
In marked contrast to the distinctive and stylish artwork of almost all of their other original albums, the uninspiring and dreary painted cover, with no pictures of the group, didn't help as an advertisement for the record. And for anyone buying it expecting to hear either another 'Peaceful easy feeling' or 'Hotel California', this album would be a disappointment; however, it is worthwhile persevering with 'On the border', because it contains several quality songs, which could well become firm favourites.
A change of producers at the beginning of the project, with Glyn Johns being responsible for two tracks recorded in England and American producer Bill Szymzyck for the rest, brought a hard rocking edge to the music and largely put an end to the gentle country rock which characterised much of the first two albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The pre (first) greatest hits album
Suddenly realised I didn't have the early eagles album, now I have. glad to have the complete collection once again
Published 15 months ago by N. E. Dunkley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Used to listen to this a lot in the 1970s. Haven't heard a lot of these tracks since then so decided it was about time I got them on mp3. Stands the test of time great songs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Always liked the Eagles and did not feel like transferring tape to mp3. Quality is lost too often. One of the albums I used to play.
Published 16 months ago by crocus70
5.0 out of 5 stars eagles on the border
I have been trying to replace some of my cassette collection with cd versions and when you can buy used versions like this its not worth buying new great buy thanks
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i bought this for my wife as she likes the eagles but it so far has not impressed her yet
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