Friday, November 2, 2007

The Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden (2007 / rock)


It would seem 70's rock music is back… Well, the mainstream classic rock style anyway. The legendary Eagles decided to cash in on that.

With 'Long Road…', a 2 CD effort, the band doesn't seem to succeed in capturing the atmosphere of their wonder years (e.g. 'Hotel California'). Although most of the tracks on this album are well crafted (as you would expect from a bunch of guys with over 40 years of experience behind them), they somehow lack spirit.
If I have to pick out one song that really stands out on this album, it definitively would be 'Waiting in the Weeds'. A typical Eagles ballad: it'll cut you like a knife but you'll still be coming back for more…

In conclusion: this album - although a nice treat for fans of smooth classic rock - won't raise a lot of eyebrowes. Well, better next time I guess…

So, even really good background music still is what it is…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for the share...

But this is the worst sounding recording of the last 10 years. Guitars don't sound as it should. Their 25+ years "On The Border" sounds better!!! Note I'm not talkin' about song writing or interpretation, but the sound quality of the CD.

Salty Dog said...

Hi Anonymous,
I'm not familiar with the "On The Border" album... Maybe I'll give that one a listen.
Thanks for your comment & recommendation.