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Eagles Box Coming in March 


02-18-05
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(press release) The Eagles’ original vinyl Asylum Records catalog, including each of the chart-topping albums the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers released between 1972 and 1980, will be released as the EAGLES BOX, a limited-edition, nine-disc set including the debut of their “Please Come Home For Christmas/Funky New Year” single on CD.

The EAGLES BOX will showcase each of the seven albums that helped the band define an era—from 1972’s self-titled debut to the band’s 1980 two-disc Eagles Live, and featuring the band’s No. 1 albums One Of These Nights, Hotel California and The Long Run. Each disc will be packaged in a CD replica of the original vinyl album (including original album cover art, collector’s versions of the original posters and printed on comparable paper stock) and will be enclosed in a retro, gatefold jacket. The track listings duplicate the original albums.

A limited edition of 20,000 numbered units of the EAGLES BOX (WSM/Elektra) will be pressed and made available in the U.S. The set will be available March 15, 2005, at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $129.98.
 
The Eagles helped define the Southern California sound with such massively successful singles as “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Hotel California,” “Witchy Woman,” “Desperado” and “Take It To The Limit.” 

With lineups that included Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner, the Eagles are one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time. At more than 28 million sold, the band’s Eagles – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 album is the best-selling record of all time.

The EAGLES BOX kicks off with the band’s 1972 debut, Eagles, the first of several of the band’s albums produced by the acclaimed Glyn Johns. The disc spawned the hits “Witchy Woman,” “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and is followed by Desperado, which quickly went gold after its release in 1973, thanks to the title track and “Tequila Sunrise.”

Remembered for the faves “Already Gone” and the smash “Best Of My Love,” 1974’s On The Border follows. That disc was the precursor to the Eagles’ first No. 1 album, 1975’s Grammy®-decorated One Of These Nights, a quick and huge hit that is home to “Take It To The Limit,” the title track and “Lyin’ Eyes.”

Additionally, the EAGLES BOX includes 1976’s Hotel California, the album that immortalized the band with the unforgettable title song as well as the Top 20 hits “Life In The Fast Lane” and “New Kid In Town.” Hotel California was followed up in 1979 by the band’s third consecutive No. 1, The Long Run, yet another multi-platinum effort made famous for the title track, “I Can’t Tell You Why” and the No. 1 hit “Heartache Tonight.”

The band’s classic era is capped with its then-coda, 1980’s double album Eagles Live, which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Albums chart and captures stellar live performances of some of the band’s greatest hits. The EAGLES BOX is augmented with a bonus single featuring the tracks “Please Come Home For Christmas” and “Funky New Year” debuting on the CD configuration.

The Eagles continue their “Farewell I” tour this March and April.
 

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