65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Good value, decent (non remastered) sound. No bonus material.,
This review is from: The Studio Albums 1972-1979 (Audio CD)
If you're looking at this Eagles box set, presumably you already know most of what you need to know about the band, and about their albums. They started as a country-influenced band, had a few hit singles and modestly successful albums. Over the course of their first four albums, they moved increasingly towards the pop/rock middle. With their fifth album, they took on rock guitarist Joe Walsh, lost the last vestiges of country (and some of their original members) and had their biggest, most shining, moment with Hotel California, which rightfully defined a musical time and place. Hubris, infighting, drugs, and many other withering influences wrecked havoc with the now huge band in the wake of Hotel California, and the long delayed swan-song studio album of their original run, The Long Run, was disappointingly inferior given expectations and the time it took to come to fruition.
Later came the Hell Freezes Over reunion, the endless tours, and one more (decent) studio album (so far). But that part of the story isn't covered by this box.
So what do you get here? You get all the original studio albums of their 1970s Asylum tenure. You don't get the live album from that era (rather dull anyway), and you don't get the one-off Christmas single (Please Come Home for Christmas), or a stray b-side. But other than that, this is their entire released studio output of that era. There are no bonus tracks on any of these albums. The albums also have not been remastered for this release, but instead are identical to the previous remasters from more than a decade ago. They sound fine, though...
The mini sleeves are adequate, as is the enclosing box. There are no liner notes.
Ultimately, this is a good deal for someone who wants all the music, with decent sound quality, for a low price.