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The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over [DVD]

Glenn Frey , Don Henley , Beth McCarthy-Miller    Exempt   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit
  • Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller
  • Producers: Audrey Johns, Carol Donovan, Irving Azoff, Joel Stillerman
  • Format: PAL, DTS Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Aviva International
  • DVD Release Date: 28 July 2003
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008Y4KU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,530 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The long-defunct, Southern Californian band regrouped for an album, an expensive tour (expensive for ticket buyers, that is) and this televised special, which features the Eagles in performance. Laid-back but sharp and even stirring during a longish acoustic set, the guys quickly get past the nostalgia element and sound truly viable. They even make it look easy: the sight of Joe Walsh wearing glasses and sitting in almost perfect repose as he effortlessly colours old hits "Tequila Sunrise" and new material such as "Learn to Be Still" may make you wonder why you ever stashed that guitar in the attic. The band eventually gets off their stools and rocks out on "Hotel California" and other Eagles standards. All in all, it's an enjoyable and mellowing show. --Tom Keogh,

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DVD-EAN 8713053000782

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eagles melt hell 30 July 2004
By NigelB
The Eagles are one of those bands, which I have listened to for years, but never really got into. I thought this would be a good chance to change my view.
My view, has changed, this is great. The 10 minute introduction is a pain at the start of the concert (hence 4 stars), but once it starts we are introduced to a beautifully acoustic version of 'Hotel California'. The next few songs allow all the band to show what they can do. 'Wasted time' is just brilliant and still it glides along. 'Desperado' is stunning.
It's good to see a band enjoying themselves, when they play and appreciating there fellow band members.
They even display irony at the start, when they declare "We never split up, we just took a fourteen year vacation" Buy this you will not be disappointed.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extreme mellowness 22 Aug 2004
The music in the concert, filmed in April of 1994, is lovely and exquisitely performed, but somewhat underwhelming in its presentation.
The strength of the Eagles is in their wonderful songs and masterful musicianship, but anyone looking for a razzle-dazzle performance should look elsewhere; these are laid back performers to the point of sometimes being as exciting as watching a CD spin. It would have helped had they ditched the stools for the first 6 songs, varied the lighting a bit in the middle section, which is cast in an almost steady dark blue, and mixed in a few up-tempo songs, instead of the first 12 selections being of approximately the same speed and mood; it picks up with last 5 songs starting with "Take it Easy", with brighter lighting and more energy projected from the musicians, and even a rousing new song, "Get Over It".
Highlights for me are a gorgeous arrangement of my favorite Eagles song, "Hotel California", "New York Minute", with its Gershwinesque string section intro and jazzy horn solo, and "Life in the Fast Lane", one of the 3 up-tempo songs.
The first 15 minutes of this film are about the preparation for this concert, and include interviews with the Eagles who are: Glenn Frey / Don Henley / Joe Walsh / Don Felder / Timothy Schmit. The sound is great and total running time is 100 minutes.
Song list: "Hotel California" / "Tequila Sunrise" / "Help Me Through the Night" / "The Heart of the Matter" / "Love Will Keep Us Alive" / "Learn to be Still" / "Pretty Maids All on a Row" / "The Girl from Yesterday" / "Wasted Time" / "I Can't Tell You Why" / "New York Minute" / "The Last Resort" / "Take it Easy" / "Life in the Fast Lane"
"In the City" / "Get Over It" / "Desperado".
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute MUST have 16 Mar 2004
By Tich
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Apart from the 'silly' menu configuration and the fact that I get no audio?? when playing it on the PC (works fine in my stand-alone Yamada DVD 6100), the content is incredible.
It's worth the money for the 'sit down' accoustic version of Hotel California alone.
A quick review...
The Rehearsal
They don't add any instruments till the LIVE harmonies are perfect.
This attention to LIVE perfection is continued throughout, notably when trying to get the Burbank Symphony Orchestra to put a bit more of a 'bluesy' feel into their string arrangement.
The Set
Tequila Sunrise... stunning performance
The Heart Of The Matter, Wasted Time and New York Minute make the goosebumps rise with the incredible emotion of the vocals.
Life in the Fast lane... is somehow impossibly better than the studio version.
I Cant Tell You Why... Timothy's vocals make you want to cry.
Get Over It... just rocks. a load of new material.
Ending with a definitive version of 'Desperado' no Eagles fan can afford not to own this DVD.
The gig opens with one of the all time memorable rock quotes...
"We never split up... we just took a fourteen year vacation"
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply stunning 25 July 2001
By A Customer
I renewed an old acquaintance here from my days enjoying The Eagles Greatest Hits. Many of the tracks were new to me, even so, I was in awe of the musical quality of this band. Even if you don't fancy the music, do yourself a favour and simply watch it for their sheer professionalism and combined individual talents. Each track is stunningly portrayed from the manic Joe Walsh to the perfection of Don Felder, believe me you will be hooked the first time that you see and hear this DVD. Superb.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in one word, awsome 31 Dec 2000
This is what dts was created for, if you don't buy any other DVD, buy this one, if you think you don't like the Eagles, you will when you see and here this, May the Eagles fly forever,
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every pro musician's library 22 Nov 2000
This DVD is an inspiring example of excellence in the broadest sense of overall, deeply-talented musianship. The Eagles' performance illustrates how talent, experience, and material can deliver an outstanding show that doesn't need stereotypical, on-stage hype. The band plays like a precisely-syncronized team, with only-occasional small timing flaws, and (happily) not like a slick producer's machine. Every pro musican could learn lots about keeping cool, staying in the groove, and having stage credibility from this DVD. My only disappointment is that the mix is sometimes lean on the voice tracks, occasionally understating the lead vocals (particularly Don Henley's) and some harmonies.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eagles Fly Again 22 Oct 2005
For those of you who are Eagles fans and like me, have never had the chance to see them perform live, then this is the next best thing. Having never performed together for nearly 15years, they decided to prove they still had it. In Joe Walsh's words " It's weird, it seems like only a week" Starting with Hotel California,and including Tequilla Sunrise they get better as the concert lengthens.
If you are an Eagles fan, this is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eagles
Just super. They are such a great group. DVD is superb what harmony.

Keep going "lads". You are special!

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Published 10 days ago by Paul Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Eagles Rock Band
What can I say......I LOVE THE EAGLES.My favourite band by far as is the DVD.My friend and I have been known to watch the DVD 7times in one night!!! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Linda Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars DTS
The DTS sound is stunning on this DVD.
Proves seasoned professional musicians can still bet it out.
One of the best groups ever.
Published 1 month ago by Tezzer
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
my all time fav group and this dv did not disapoint it was really good and i watch this over and over again
Published 3 months ago by steve pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU LOVE THE EAGLES......... will simply love this DVD! Eagles at their best.
Came promptly and was well boxed. Comes highly recommended if you are a fan.
Published 4 months ago by karen broadhurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Great concert
Love the Eagles and Love this concert! Also has some pre-show preparation and words from the boys. Very enjoyable show.
Published 5 months ago by Angelique C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Had seen snippets of the concert which were great but the whole thing was fabulous. Great quality sound and visual.
Published 7 months ago by Maureen Brook
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab.....u...lous
My husband and I are great fans of the Eagles and this cd is brill, the best of the best!
Published 7 months ago by julie rye
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful concert.
Bought this after listening to the CD of the same name. I was not disappointed, sound and picture are excellent.
Published 7 months ago by Mira
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb. Class act. Doesn't disappoint.
Amazing vocals, huge sound and really enjoyable performance. Hotel California kicks the show off and is a great opener. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. S. Decker
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