Friday, January 29, 2016

Eagles - 2015-07-13 - Charlottesville, VA

July 13, 2015
History Of The Eagles Tour
John Paul Jones Arena, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA

Audience recording, good quality (Lostbrook 2.0 Volume 103)
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Artwork included (Covers: ethiessen1)

It's been a mournful first month of 2016 for rock music fans, with the deaths of several notable veteran rock artists, including Lemmy (Motorhead), Dale Griffin (Mott The Hoople), and most recently, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane/ Starship) and Maurice White (Earth, Wind, & Fire). But the most sudden, shocking, and devastating of all was the totally unexpected and near back-to back deaths of legendary rock icons David Bowie and Glenn Frey. Bowie was a true original, a pioneering and innovative artist, constantly re-inventing himself and challenging both himself and audiences with new directions, styles, and sounds over the years. Personally, I was not always a fan of the musical directions he chose (mainly a fan of his '70's output), but I always had the utmost respect for him as an artist. Many others have put up glowing tributes to Bowie (and have re-upped many fine concerts and recordings), and can do a much better job of it than me, so I won't attempt it here, but he will be missed in the world of rock.

Glenn Frey is another icon, a major player and very talented musician in the rock world, but in a different way than Bowie. Frey was obviously a much more mainstream musician, but as the driving force behind the Eagles, the most popular and successful band of the last 45 years, he also created something totally unique. In the early '70's, they took country-rock, a genre and style struggling to find an audience, and with superior songwriting, rich harmonies, and an easy-going charm and style, brought their music into the mainstream with numerous rock and pop masterpieces. For many of us, the Eagles provided major components for the soundtrack of our lives in the '70's and '80's. They have two of the best-selling albums of all-time (Greatest Hits 1971-1975 and Hotel California), but for me, their masterpiece is still Desperado (which actually was their poorest-selling album), which I think is one of the very best rock albums ever made (definitely top-10). Although they have certainly received a good bit of backlash for their phenomenal success, their songs remain much-loved classics. And although they have released very little new material (just 2 new albums over the last 20 years), they have remained major concert draws year after year. They recently concluded their highly successful epic 2-year History of the Eagles Tour, which saw a return to the 3-hour shows of yesteryear, and followed a chronological history of the band's music, even including the return of former bandmate, original guitarist Bernie Leadon, and a very fine show it was. Thus, it was a nice way to go out, even though fans at the time did not know it would be the last chance to see Glenn and the Eagles performing together, it nonetheless provided a fine ending for the band. So, here is a show from the final leg of the HOTE Tour, among the very last shows for Glenn and the band. Although it is sad that Glenn is now gone, his music lives on for us all to enjoy.

Set 1/Disc 1:
01 Intro (0:44)
02 Saturday Night (7:05)
03 Train Leaves Here This Morning (6:14)
04 Peaceful Easy Feeling (5:25)
05 Witchy Woman (7:02)
06 Doolin-Dalton (3:39)
07 Tequila Sunrise (3:14)
08 Doolin'-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise) (5:41)
09 Already Gone (4:37)
10 The Best Of My Love (6:43)
11 Lyin' Eyes (6:48)
12 One Of These Nights (5:48)
13 Take It To The Limit (4:17)

Set 2/Disc 2:
14 Wasted Time (Reprise) (1:34)
15 Pretty Maids All In A Row (4:44)
16 I Can't Tell You Why (5:16)
17 New Kid In Town (7:43)
18 Love Will Keep Us Alive (4:53)
19 Heartache Tonight (4:48)
20 Those Shoes (5:25)
21 In The City > Band Intros (13:04)
22 Life's Been Good (8:36)

Disc 3:
23 The Long Run (6:35)
24 Funk #49 (4:29)
25 Life In The Fast Lane (7:47)
Encore 1:
26 Hotel California (8:59)
Encore 2:
27 Take It Easy (4:16)
28 Rocky Mountain Way (6:22)
29 Desperado (4:55)

Don Henley - vocals, drums, percussion, guitars
Glenn Frey - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Timothy B. Schmidt - bass, vocals
Joe Walsh - guitars, vocals
Bernie Leadon (Set 1 & Encore 2) - guitars, banjo, vocals

Richard Davis - keyboards, percussion, vocals
Will Hollis - keyboards, percussion, vocals
Scott Crago - drums, percussion
Michael Thompson - keyboards, percussion, vocals
Steuart Smith - guitars, vocals

FLAC - Eagles_2015-07-13_CharlottesvilleVA_FLAC.part1.rar

mp3 - Eagles_2015-07-13_CharlottesvilleVA_mp3.part1.rar


william edwards said...

Beautiful tribute and commentary ,Been a very rough start to 2016, As you said the Eagles were a soundtrack to youth in the 70s,remember when Hotel California came out and how huge it was unfortunatly Fleetwood Macs Rumours came out at almost the same time and overshadowed it. The Eagles however had legs that the Mac did not and their overall body of work has stood the test of time a little better i think. With Glenn along with David Bowie, Paul Kantner among others as well as Lou Reed a few years ago, we are slowly losing our legends,unfortunatly this kind of news will happen more and more as they get older. As Speedy at So many Roads says treasure them and see them while you can because you never know when their number will be up R.I.P.Glenn Frey, thanks for over 40 years of great music and memories you will always be loved and missed

Axel.T. said...

Absolutely excellent post and timely.
Thank you very much.

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