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Encyclopedia > The Very Best of the Eagles (2003)
The Very Best of the Eagles
Compilation album by Eagles
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded 1972-2003
Genre Rock
Length 140:48
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk, The Eagles, Elliot Schiner and Rob Jacobs
Professional reviews
Eagles chronology
Hell Freezes Over
(1994)
The Very Best of the Eagles
(2003)
Long Road Out of Eden
(2007)
The Complete Greatest Hits
European album cover

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This album combines tracks that all previously appeared on the two previously released Eagles greatest hits albums (Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) & Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2) plus album tracks and the new track "Hole in the World". Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is the first greatest hits compilation by the American band Eagles, released in 1976. ... Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. ...


The Very Best of the Eagles was also released as a limited-edition three-disc set with the third disc being a bonus DVD containing the video for the new song "Hole in the World," as well as a making of the video featurette and "Backstage Pass to Farewell 1." Hole In The World is a song by Eagles, written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey, to conmemorate the 11 September attacks. ...


The album debuted on the Billboard 200 on November 8, 2003 at number 3, with 162,000 copies sold. It spent 62 weeks on the chart. The album was certified and awarded gold, platinum, and double platinum records by the RIAA on December 17, 2003, and on December 13, 2004, it achieved triple platinum status. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The RIAA Logo. ...

Contents

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Take It Easy" (Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey) – 3:29
  2. "Witchy Woman" (Don Henley, Bernie Leadon) – 4:10
  3. "Peaceful Easy Feeling" (Jack Tempchin) – 4:16
  4. "Desperado" (Henley, Frey) – 3:33
  5. "Tequila Sunrise" (Henley, Frey) – 2:42
  6. "Doolin-Dalton" (Browne, Frey, Henley, J.D. Souther) – 3:26
  7. "Already Gone" (Tempchin, R. Strandlund) – 4:13
  8. "Best of My Love" (Henley, Frey, Souther) – 4:35
  9. "James Dean" (Browne, Frey, Souther, Henley) – 3:36
  10. "Ol' 55" (Tom Waits) – 4:22
  11. "Midnight Flyer" (P. Craft) – 3:58
  12. "On the Border" (Henley, Leadon, Frey) – 4:28
  13. "Lyin' Eyes" (Henley, Frey) – 6:21
  14. "One Of These Nights" (Henley, Frey) – 4:51
  15. "Take It to the Limit" (Randy Meisner, Henley, Frey) – 4:48
  16. "After the Thrill is Gone" (Henley, Frey) - 3:56
  17. "Hotel California" (Don Felder, Henley, Frey) – 6:30
Tracks 1-3 from Eagles (1972)
Tracks 4-6 from Desperado (1973)
Tracks 7-12 from On the Border (1974)
Tracks 13-16 from One of These Nights (1975)
Track 17 from Hotel California (1976)

Take it Easy a spatial bingo game from Ravensburger. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... Witchy Woman is a song written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Bernard Leadon (born July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician, best known as a founding member of the Eagles, an American rock band. ... Peaceful Easy Feeling is a song written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... Jack Tempchin is an American musician and songwriter, best known for writing The Eagles hit Peaceful Easy Feeling and co-writing their hit Already Gone. ... Desperado is a song by the rock-country band Eagles, written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley. ... Tequila Sunrise is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. ... J.D. Souther, born John David Souther on November 3, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is a singer-songwriter country rock singer and actor. ... Already Gone is a song written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlin and recorded by the American rock band Eagles for their 1974 album On the Border. ... Best of My Love is a song by the Eagles, which was released in 1974 from the album On the Border. ... James Dean is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne, and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the American rock band Eagles for their 1974 album On the Border. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Lyin Eyes is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the American rock band Eagles. ... One of These Nights, is a song by the American rock band The Eagles. ... Take It to the Limit is an album by Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings, released in 1983 on Columbia Records. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977 in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. ... Donald William[1] Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974-1980 and from 1994-2001. ... Eagles is the first studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1972. ... Desperado is the second album by the American rock band The Eagles. ... For the restaurant chain, see On the Border (restaurant). ... One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Eagles, released in 1975. ... This article is about the album. ...

Disc two

  1. "Life in the Fast Lane" (Joe Walsh, Henley, Frey) – 4:46
  2. "Wasted Time" (Henley, Frey) – 4:55
  3. "Victim of Love" (Felder, Souther, Henley, Frey) – 4:11
  4. "The Last Resort" (Henley, Frey) – 7:25
  5. "New Kid in Town" (Souther, Henley, Frey) – 5:04
  6. "Please Come Home for Christmas" (Charlie Brown) – 2:58
  7. "Heartache Tonight" (Henley, Frey, Bob Seger, Souther) – 4:26
  8. "The Sad Café" (Henley, Frey, Walsh, Souther) – 5:35
  9. "I Can't Tell You Why" (Timothy B. Schmit, Henley, Frey) – 4:56
  10. "The Long Run" (Don Henley, Frey) – 3:42
  11. "In the City" (Walsh, Barry De Vorzon) – 3:46
  12. "Those Shoes" (Felder, Henley, Frey) – 4:56
  13. "Seven Bridges Road" (live) (Steve Young) – 3:25
  14. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" (Pete Vale, Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack) – 4:00
  15. "Get Over It" (Henley, Frey) – 3:29
  16. "Hole in the World" (Henley, Frey) – 4:13
Tracks 1-5 from Hotel California (1976)
Track 6 was a non-album single (1978)
Tracks 7-12 from The Long Run (1979)
Track 13 from Eagles Live (1980)
Tracks 14 and 15 from Hell Freezes Over (1994)
Track 16 was a non-album single (2003)

Life in the Fast Lane is a song written by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey and Don Henley and recorded by the American rock band Eagles for their 1977 album Hotel California. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... New Kid in Town, written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther, is a song by United States rock group Eagles from their 1976 album Hotel California. ... Heartache Tonight is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... Sad Café is a song by The Eagles. ... I Cant Tell You Why is a song from the Eagles which appeared on their 1979 album The Long Run. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California), is a bass guitarist and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... Barry De Vorzon (born July 31, 1934 in New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. ... Seven Bridges Road is a parkway built 1899 around the northern limits of Duluth, Minnesota. ... Steve Young is a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Jim Capaldi (2 August 1944 – 28 January 2005) was an English musician and songwriter and a founding member of Traffic. ... Hole In The World is a song by Eagles, written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey, to conmemorate the 11 September attacks. ... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Eagles Live is the first live album by the American rock band Eagles, a two-LP set released in 1980. ... Hell Freezes Over is an album by The Eagles, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music). ...

Personnel

  • Don Felder: Guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, vocals (songs 7-17 on disc one and songs 1-15 on disc two).
  • Glenn Frey: Guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion, vocals.
  • Don Henley: Drums, percussion, guitars, vocals.
  • Bernie Leadon: Guitars, Lap Steel, banjo, mandolin, vocals. (songs 1-16 on disc one)
  • Randy Meisner: Bass guitar, guitars, guitarrone, vocals. (disc one and songs 1-5 on disc two)
  • Timothy B. Schmit: Bass guitar, vocals. (songs 6-16 on disc two)
  • Joe Walsh: Guitars, Slide Guitar, keyboards, organ, synthesizer, vocals. ("Hotel California" and all of disc two)
  • Steuart Smith: Guitars. (song 16, disc 2)
  • Scott Crago: Drums, percussion. (songs 14-16 on disc 2)
  • Willie Hollis: Piano. (songs 14-16 disc 2)
  • Jim Ed Norman: Piano, keyboards, arrangements.
  • David Sanborn: Tenor Saxophone.

Donald William[1] Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974-1980 and from 1994-2001. ... Glenn Lewis Frey (born November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the founding members of rock band Eagles. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... Bernard Leadon (born July 19, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician, best known as a founding member of the Eagles, an American rock band. ... Randy Herman Meisner (born 8 March 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, U.S.) is a bass guitar player, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the country-rock group the Eagles. ... Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947, in Oakland, California), is a bass guitarist and singer best known as a member of Poco and the Eagles. ... For other persons named Joe Walsh, see Joe Walsh (disambiguation). ... Hotel California is the title song from the Eagles album of the same name, and was released as a single in early 1977 in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. ... Steuart Smith is a guitarist for the Eagles rock band. ... Scott Francis Crago (born July 26, 1963) is an American session drummer, most notably recognized for his work with The Eagles since 1994. ... For other persons named David Sanborn, see David Sanborn (disambiguation). ...

Production

  • Producers: Glyn Johns, Bill Szymczyk, The Eagles, Elliot Schiner and Rob Jacobs
  • Engineers: Allan Blazek, Michael Braunstein, Glyn Johns, Ed Mashal, Bill Szymczyk, Michael Verdick, Don Wood
  • Assistant engineers: Allan Blazek, Howard Kilgour
  • Remastering: Ted Jensen
  • String arrangements: Jim Ed Norman

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 3

 
 

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