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Desperado [International Release] Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (1 May 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino UK
  • ASIN: B000EOUTTY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The songs on "Desperado" sometimes sounds as though they were written for two or three different albums. Bernie Leadon's "Twenty-One" is a traditional country-work out, banjos and everything. Henley's and Frey's "Out Of Control" is a hard-rocking, guitar-driven slice of seventies rock n' roll. And "Desperado" is a gentle, string-laden ballad.
But somehow the Eagles make it work, even when the banjo-picking on "Twenty-One" bleeds into Glenn Frey's opening power chords on "Out Of Control".
"Doolin-Dalton" is one of the Eagles' best songs, an acoustic ballad which should really have been used for the soundtrack of a western movie. Glenn Frey and Don Henley trade lead vocals, and Bernie Leadon plays a great harmonica, invoking just the right sense of lonesome praerie!
"Tequila Sunrise" is a classic as well, and one of the singles off the album. Glenn Frey strums the instantly recognizable rhythm guitar pattern, and Bernie Leadon plays great slide dobro fills.

"Desperado" was never released as a single, yet it is one of the Eagles' best-known songs, and one of Don Henley's best vocal performances.
Randy Meisner sings "Certain Kind Of Fool", a folkish country song which rocks pretty well, and the Eagles then cover David Blue's "Outlaw Man" with fine results.

"Saturday Night" is a charming ballad with a lovely mandolin solo, and another great lead vocal from Don Henley. Bernie Leadon then takes the lead on his own "Bitter Creek", a slow, acoustic ballad which is somehow neither country nor folk, but a little of each.

And finally the highlight of the entire album : The Eagles reprise "Doolin-Dalton" and "Desperado", adding an extra verse to both, and doing some of the greatest and most melodious vocal performances I have ever heard.
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This album is one of those that tells a story from the first to the last. Every song seamlessly integrates to the other and they're all top notch tunes. Each one sets it's own mood. I'm not sure if this was ever used as a soundtrack to a film, if it wasn't it should have been. It's a brilliant album that you'll want to play from start to finish each time. Recommended!
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In terms of consistency I would say this is the best Eagles album. All the songs are great and the whole album can be listened to without having to forward past the odd filler - which IMHO can't be said for any other Eagles album.
My second favourite album would probably be One Of These Nights. Sure Hotel California is a great album (Hotel is one my all time favourite songs) but Desperado and One Of These Nights for me these definately have the edge overall. I'm also in total agreement with one of the other reviewers - the Doolin Dalton reprise at the end is magic!
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Had album on vinyl many years ago! Sad death of Glenn Fry got me revisiting the old Eagles Albums and realised I did not have a copy of Desparado.

Duelling Daltons was always one of my favourite Eagles Tracks.
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One of my favourites, and I have many, their work is timeless and is as good today as it was when they first got together decades ago. Whatever genre of music you enjoy, this is for everyone. Brilliant.
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Everybody and there dog owns a copy of Hotel California but the jewel in the Eagles crown is Desperado..Quite simply 1 of the best albums ever made,this and the Original Greatest hits,you can't top them..MAGNIFICENT
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Another Eagles album from my youth. I lost my copy years ago and I haven't really listened tot he whole thing since my last cassette deck died.

Nice to hear it all again. From Doolin-Dalton to Desparado and Saturday night by Tequila Sunrise, the old memories these songs evoke are still as fresh as the day they were made.
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This album is fantastic! If you like fairly mellow concept albums with something to say, this is a must buy. If however you just like good, western country music, this is still a must buy. You won't be disappointed!
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