"Their Greatest Hits" is the first compilation album by the American Rock band "The Eagles". comprises nine best-selling singles released between 1972 and 1975, as well as "Desperado", which had never been previously released as an A-side In August 2018, it regained the title of the U.S.'s biggest-selling album, with a 38× Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant".
AS 53 017
France: WE 341
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The album: "EAGLES - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" was produced by: Bill Szymczyk and Glyn Johns
Album cover design and artwork: Boyd Elder , El Bwyd, Glen Christensen
Album cover photography: Tom Kelly Jr
American Rock , Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Asylum Records – AS 53 017, Asylum Records – 7E 1052
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
The Eagles are one of the most successful American rock bands of all time. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971, the band has sold over 150 million records worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band's original lineup consisted of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. Their first album, simply titled "Eagles," was released in 1972 and featured the hit single "Take it Easy," which became their signature song. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 22 on the US Billboard 200 and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The Eagles' next album, "Desperado," was released in 1973 and featured a Western theme throughout. While it received mixed reviews at the time, the album has since become a fan favorite, with tracks such as "Tequila Sunrise" and the title track being staples of the band's live performances.
The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s, including "On the Border" (1974), "One of These Nights" (1975), and "Hotel California" (1976). "Hotel California" is widely considered to be the band's masterpiece and one of the greatest albums in rock history. It features the iconic title track, as well as hits like "New Kid in Town" and "Life in the Fast Lane."
In 1978, tensions within the band began to surface, and founding member Bernie Leadon left the group. He was replaced by guitarist Joe Walsh, who brought a harder rock edge to the band's sound. The Eagles released their last studio album for nearly 30 years in 1979, titled "The Long Run," which included hits such as "Heartache Tonight" and "I Can't Tell You Why."
The Eagles disbanded in 1980, but their music continued to be popular. They had a successful Greatest Hits album, which remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. In 1994, the band reunited for a series of shows, and they officially reunited in 1999 for their "Hell Freezes Over" tour.
The band continued to tour and release music until 2016, when founding member Glenn Frey passed away. The Eagles have continued on with Frey's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill joining the band for their recent tours.
The Eagles' influence on rock music cannot be overstated. They helped define the sound of 1970s rock, blending country and rock influences to create a unique sound that resonated with audiences around the world. Their tight harmonies and impeccable musicianship have been emulated by countless bands in the years since.