9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Eagles’ fifth studio album trades on the desires and pains of greed and decadence. It also marks the debut of guitarist Joe Walsh, which raised the band’s rock ’n’ roll ante considerably. The title song’s allegorical commentary on the American dream comes wrapped in a deceptively sunny, pop-rocking context, and the riff-heavy “Life in the Fast Lane” is a nod to excess. The beautiful, piano-led “The Last Resort” tells of cultural self-destruction while the openhearted ballad “Try and Love Again” offers up a lasting (and fitting) sense of reclamation.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Eagles’ fifth studio album trades on the desires and pains of greed and decadence. It also marks the debut of guitarist Joe Walsh, which raised the band’s rock ’n’ roll ante considerably. The title song’s allegorical commentary on the American dream comes wrapped in a deceptively sunny, pop-rocking context, and the riff-heavy “Life in the Fast Lane” is a nod to excess. The beautiful, piano-led “The Last Resort” tells of cultural self-destruction while the openhearted ballad “Try and Love Again” offers up a lasting (and fitting) sense of reclamation.

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