Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
118
4.7 out of 5 stars
Format: MP3 Download|Change
Price:£12.99


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

This boxed set brings together Eagles recordings under 4 themes; Disc 1 "The Early Days" includes tracks from the first 3 albums and also includes Hollywood Waltz from the 4th album. Disc 2 "The Ballads" concentrates on the last three studio albums but also adds a single track from "Hell Freezes Over", "On The Border" and "Desperado". Disc 3 "The Fast Lane" picks up the pace and shows that the Eagles really could rock. Disc 4 "A Night to Remember Live" is exactly as it's described.
So what's new for those fans who already own everything by the Eagles? Well for starters, those of you who bought the albums when they were first available on CD will immediately notice a vast improvement in sound quality because these are the digitally re-mastered versions. They highlight just how incredible the harmonies are. Just listen to Randy Meisner singing those high harmonies on "Take it Easy" - they stand out clearly and are not lost in the mix.
But what if you've bought the re-mastered versions? Well disc 3 contains some studio outtakes - some are funny, some are original instrumentals which you can imagine are part of some unfinished/unreleased tracks which may yet be completed and put out on a new album.
If you're still not convinced listen to the fourth live disc. "Take it to the Limit" is performed for the first time since Randy Meisner's departure; Glenn Frey handles lead vocal very well. Listen to the talk box guitars on "Those Shoes". I always wondered whether this could be reproduced live - It's even better. Listen to the new arrangement of "Best of My Love". You also have the non-album tracks "Please Come Home For Christmas" and "Funky New Year"
Do you need any more persuading? Yes? It comes with a 40-page book with liner notes by Bill Szymczyk, David Wild, and Glen Frey.
Do yourself a favour - Buy it now.
0Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
This was clearly an attempt to produce a different type of compilation - a bit difficult when there were only six original studio albums, together with live albums (mostly featuring the same songs) and the occasional other track.

I particularly liked the first CD titled Early years and the second CD titled Ballads. The remainder of the set is good in parts. While out-takes can be fun to listen to when one is in the right mood, I think they should be kept apart from the main tracks.

One of these nights (intro) isn't something that I would ever call an intro in any form - just a piece of telephone conversation in which two people were joshing among themselves - I've had conversations of this type too and they have their place in life, but shouldn't be recorded for release on album, even when the protagonists are famous.

Sorry, I wanted to love this, but I'll revert to playing The Complete Greatest Hits, or their original albums, or suitable tribute albums such as Common thread, whenever I want to hear their fantastic music.
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 April 2017
ok Box recebido no prazo!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 July 2017
Great!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 March 2014
This is a brilliant collection for all fans of the Eagles. Its all here - all the classics some less well known tracks, studio outtakes and an unbelievable live album. What more do you want - and such a bragain at Amazon.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 April 2014
Incredible value for money, especially early material, shows what a great band they were. Light on Bernie Leadon material, as always. When will they recognise the brilliance of' 'No man'?
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 April 2014
Love their music but find it a bit difficult to sort out the songs I really like from this set without listening to the lesser known stuff. Very pleased with it generally though.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 25 February 2014
A lot of my favourites here, would have been five stars but for the strange inclusion of live tracks were the stereo drop outs during solos spoiled enjoyment.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 March 2014
Not being a big Eagles fan, but having grown up in that era with my mates blaring them non stop, the songs seem to have carved themselves into my DNA. So was happy to find this at bargain value. All the songs I know and have come to love are here, out takes a complete waste of space though and definitely don't suit here. Right recommend for those like me who couldn't avoid these songs and get nostalgic for days of yore. ( but with better sound quality) for the serious Eagles fan, don't bother just for the couple of extras ,not worth it.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 March 2014
Remastering is top notch. Discs sound very analog and in the cd player they do sound fantastic.
Great value for the box!
gerard masters
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)