Take It Easy Lyin Eyes One Of These Nights Hotel California These Songs Are Among The Most Memorable Ever Written, And They All Came From One Amazing Band The Eagles This Gorgeous Volume Traces The History Of The Group From The Late 1960s Through To The Present Capturing The Albums, The Tours, The Fights, The Triumphs, The Awards, And The Remarkable Freezing Over Of Hell Otherwise Known As Their 1994 Reunion Tour , The Eagles Offers A Truly Unique Look At How The Group Exported The Southern California Lifestyle To Every Corner Of The World. Great information about my favorite band. As usual, there are a rash of new music books on the market for your favorite music fan for the holidays The Eagles An American Band by Andrew Vaughn Sterling At first glance, this career compendium on America s greatest rock band seems like a bit of a hack job Unlike the serious volumes already written on the subject most notably Fred Goodman s Mansion on the Hill and Barney Hoskyn s Hotel California this coffee table sized tome is basically a souvenier A book that covers all of the historical touchstones, but with none of the actual being there of the best rock writing Going back to cover the pre Eagles scenes of early L.A rock, the Sunset Strip even Altamont none of which involved the actual band , the book displays the origins of a group born out of Glenn Frey s Detroit roots and Don Henley s Texas musical exper
A very quick, superficial story of how the Eagles got together, argued, broke up, and reunited for Hell Freezes Over Heavily focused on Don Henley and Glenn Frey Some other guys were in the Eagles as well.Was the chapter about the tribute album really necessary I picked this up after seeing the Eagles in concert History tour , hoping for a little insight into the band and the stories behind the songs Really, going to the concert and hearing the Eagles tell a quick story about a son
Despite the terrible writing and the oft repeated labeling of the Eagles as the greatest band of all time, the book does an excellent job of drawing a genealogical tree for country rock singer songwriter LA in the late 60s early 70s As an Eagles ignoramus,I was enthralled. I really enjoyed this book I liked how the author also included the Eagles inner circle of friends, managers, etc Four stars because there wasn t enough attention given to the other Eagles who aren t Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Great photographs and tells the story of the Eagles succinctly and from a fan s point of view Not as good as Take it to the Limit , but still worth reading if you are a big Eagles fan.
- 288 pages
- The Eagles
- Andrew Vaughan
- 03 October 2017 Andrew Vaughan