Eagles - The Long Run

Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl

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The Long Run is the sixth studio album by the American rock group the Eagles, originally released in September 1979 via Asylum Records.

This was the first Eagles album to feature Timothy B. Schmit, who had replaced founding member Randy Meisner on bass guitar.

This was the band's final studio album for Asylum Records and the highly anticipated follow-up album to the smash hit Hotel California, released in 1976.

The members of the Eagles who made the album were:

  • Don Felder – vocals, guitars, talkbox, organ
  • Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Don Henley – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass guitar
  • Joe Walsh – vocals, electric guitars, slide guitar, talkbox,synthesizer, keyboards

Additional musicians that contributed to the album were: 

  • Jimmy Buffett – backing vocals on The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks
  • The Monstertones – backing vocals
  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone on The Sad Café
  • Bob Seger – backing vocals Heartache Tonight (not credited in liner notes)

The album was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Three singles were released from the album - Heartache Tonight, The Long Run and I Can't Tell You Why.

Heartache Tonight reached #1 on the US Billboard Singles Chart and The Long Run and I Can't Tell You Why both reached #8 on the US Singles Charts.

When released in September 1979, The Long Run debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart and a week later hit No. 1.

It was their last No. 1 album of the 1970s, and stood for eight weeks in the No. 1 slot. The Long Run was first certified Platinum by the RIAA on February 1, 1980, and reached 7× Platinum status on March 20, 2001. It has sold more than eight million copies in the US.

The album also reached #1 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and #4 in the UK Albums Charts.

The band also won a Grammy Award for Heartache Tonight. Also featured on the record was In the City, a song first recorded by their guitarist Joe Walsh for the movie soundtrack for The Warriors

This LP Record is Reissued (December 2014) on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Original Album Artwork, pressed in Europe.

(081227961602)

Tracklisting:

A1

The Long Run

 

A2

I Can't Tell You Why

 

A3

In The City

 

A4

The Disco Strangler

 

A5

King Of Hollywood

 

B1

Heartache Tonight

 

B2

Those Shoes

 

B3

Teenage Jail

 

B4      

The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks             

           

B5

The Sad Café

SKU 081227961602
Record Label Asylum Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number RRM1-508
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 December 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 24 September 1979
Barcode # 081227961602
Shipping Weight 0.3400kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl with Original Album Artwork in Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop
Format VINYL LP

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