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4.0 out of 5 stars Is it any good?, 2 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Long Road Out Of Eden (Audio CD)
Well yes. Despite some really harsh reviews (especially from once good but now third rate lists mag Q), it really is pretty good. I feel however it is an album of two halves, the first disc is pretty much Eagles by numbers (most notably lead off single How Long), nicely delivered and produced but kind of predictable. Some Henley polemic about environment, economics and war (set aside the irony that this cd is distributed by bloated corporate leviathan Walmart in the good ol' US of A), some Frey rockers and a sweet tune from Schmidt. You have the full Eagles experience.

The second disc states its intention with the opening of the title track Long Road Out of Eden which is outstanding, it is the Eagles all grown up, a Henley epic being a thematic distant cousin to Hotel California's Last Resort. Frey (I think) plinks away on a nice Knopfleresque guitar instrumental (I Dreamed There was No War) and Joe Walsh does a great "Joe singing underwater through his nose" vocal on Last Good Time in Town. Throughout this package the performances are great, production warm and clear.

The second disc is more challenging and rewarding, a five star cd on its own, the first disc is two or three star material. For its money a good deal, two hours of prime Eagles, the Long Run it aint. Buy it.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2007 02:30:55 GMT
Hi, what I can't understand it how you said that the 2nd CD is worth 5 stars on it's own but you only awarded the album 4 stars. So if you took out CD1 and threw it in the bin, you'd be left with a full-length Eagles album which you'd award 5 stars. I realise that for continuity, bad tracks can drag the feelgood factor down, but you said the whole 2nd CD was worth 5 stars, so I'm still a bit stumped at how you arrived at your own score. I hope you've listened to the first CD more since you put up your review, as I htink there's ome nice stuff on there, and Waiting In The Weeds is for me, and a lot of other people, the best song on the album. I'd give it a 5 just for that song, and I'd pay a full album price for that song.

Posted on 15 Nov 2007 19:35:08 GMT
Bungliemutt says:
In answer to your question - no, it's not.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2015 10:59:54 GMT
I think it was an average of the two discs!
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