10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leaving behind the sun-splashed country-rock that helped the Eagles dominate the airwaves throughout the '70s, The Long Run points toward a new decade with angular lead guitars and a seductive but pervasive darkness of spirit. From Don Henley's valedictory title track through Glenn Frey's foot-stomping rocker "Heartache Tonight" to the wounded hush of Timothy B. Schmit's "I Can't Tell You Why," The Long Run feels like a band coming together one last time to say goodbye before embarking on their solo careers.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Leaving behind the sun-splashed country-rock that helped the Eagles dominate the airwaves throughout the '70s, The Long Run points toward a new decade with angular lead guitars and a seductive but pervasive darkness of spirit. From Don Henley's valedictory title track through Glenn Frey's foot-stomping rocker "Heartache Tonight" to the wounded hush of Timothy B. Schmit's "I Can't Tell You Why," The Long Run feels like a band coming together one last time to say goodbye before embarking on their solo careers.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings
Shango1615 ,

A Long Classic Run

There's so much to love about this album, even though the material reveals as much the dark side of what the Eagles had become. They had each slipped into the dark side of fame, and this album holds a testament to that journey as it does chronicle the end of a rich decade it had been for them as a group. The music is haunting with rich detail about their lives and the swirling decadence around them. Songs such as 'The Long Run', 'In The City', and 'The Sad Cafe'. Some would say the album's one savior is 'I Can't Tell You Why', which sort of brings to memory the group's excellent times, but still I hold the album a classic. One for the long road ahead.

Darian80 ,

Not as great as their previous albums

I didn't think this album was as great as their previous albums (I've thought the band's heyday ended right at Hotel California), it does have strong classic tunes like the title track, "I Can't Tell You Why", "Those Shoes", "In The City" and "The Sad Cafe yet it also has a few clunkers like "The Disco Strangler", "Teenage Jail" and "Greeks Don't Want No Freaks", for some reason I've never thought "Heartache Tonight" was that great of a song despite it being their final #1 hit, I've thought the title track and "I Can't Tell You Why" were stronger singles that were more deserving of being a #1 hit.

cshining ,

+Jimmy Buffett on Vocals

The liner notes reveal that Jimmy Buffett sang background vocals on the title tune: "The Lone Run." Extra fun for Parrotheads. I used to listen to this album on the floor of my parents' front room, lying down, staring at the ceiling. Side 1, flip, Side 2, repeat. An amazing set of anthems for someone just yearing to leave the suburban nest and fly into the big bad city...I used to envision a wet dark road lit by street lamps for "Those Shoes" and "In the City" and wonder about places I was never supposed to see. I would cry at the "Sad Cafe". And there is no song to get rid of a Heartache - something as a teenager I lived in perpetually - like Heartache Tonight.

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