℗ 1976 Elektra Records
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 Tracklist:
I’ve cut my teeth on these songs And it’s hard to believe some of these songs on this album were not even released as a single— like Desperado— The Eagles were way ahead of there time— the beats, tight harmonies, and so on which led this album to be one of the greatest of all time in Rock....
What a great album. To those complaining about Hotel California being missing: It ain't here because this album came out before Hotel California was released. I always laugh at a story my brother tells: At an Eagles concert in LA in late '75, the audience, expecting to hear all the awesome songs on THIS album, booed heavily when the Eagles started with "something new we've been working on". The new song was Hotel California. The audience was mystified and confused - it wasn't what they came to hear.
This is hands-down my favorite album of all time! Maybe because it was popular when I was a teenager? Will always love this album. Though it may not hold the same sentimental feeling that it does for me, I believe it can stand on its own.
This album is, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, the greatest selling album in American history. Not the Beatles. Not the Stones. A little ‘ole band from Southern California called the Eagles. I miss Glenn. 😕
This is my definition of a perfect album. There is not one song that I have the urge to skip while listening to it. Sure it may not have some of the Eagles later hits, like hotel California, but they were not recorded at the time the album was released. Overall, it's an amazing album. I would have spent $50+ on it if I had to
This cd introduced me to music. It contained the songs of my parents' generation, and I can't be more grateful that they raised me on this stuff. Well worth the buy, especially since witchy woman was the first real song I ever memorized.
There is not a single song on this album that I don't like. Seriously, 10/10 on every song. The Eagles are the best! It's so sad to see Glenn Frey go. "Take It Easy" Glenn, thanks for some of the best music ever!
This is by far my favorite music! This is by far the best work of the Eagles and I love relaxing to songs like Lyin' Eyes and Tequila Sunrise! Best album ever and it's my favorite music. R.I.P Glenn Frey
REVISED REVIEW: At one point I thought that a good Remastered version would fix some sound issues, but now, having purchased a Remastered version of their eponymous first album on CD, I realize that the noticeably poor sound quality of the guitar solo in Peaceful Easy Feeling is actually a part of the original recording. I’ll blame the sound engineer on that one. The band themselves aren’t to blame. 5 Stars.
"The Eagles".... Real music, Real talent, Real songs, Real people...The greatest sound...They represented true American spirit and creativity... A small fact about this album.... "It was the largest selling album of the twentieth century at more than 26 million copies"
I can't fathom how the Eagles manage to create an essence that penetrates ones soul with every song. I grew up listening to them. There is not a song I don't like or can't identify with. This group Rocks!
One of the best rock n roll groups ever 40+ years together in one collaboration or another. Don Henley & Glenn Frye are in the top 5 or better of Rock n Roll Song writing teams probably 3rd behind only Lennon/McCartney, & Ashford/Simpson. This Is evidently the best selling Greatest Hits album of theirs now even though I think their best ever is the Very Best of the Eagles only because it encompasses their whole career.
This compilation of classic songs showcases the multiple talents behind this awesome group! I became a diehard fan as a child and remain a loyal fan decades later. I am ecstatic that my 21-year-old niece and her 16-year-old sister are Eagles fans! Goes to show how timeless Eagles music truly is.
During 1971-1975 the Eagles were at their very best in my humble opinion. Every song on this album is a classic. I listened to their music in Vietnam in 1971 and have never stopped listening ot it. That being said, Joe Walsh was and still is one of the best rock guitarist around and is still rocking today. With Joe on board the band evolved and continued on down the road into rock and roll history.
I was born nine years ago, and I love pop music!!! My dad always wants me to like his rock songs. I have always hated them. Until I heard the Eagles. I fell in love. I am truly surprised!
I'm currently listening to this almost everyday! I love their lyrics, chorusses, and how they sing in harmony! My favorite song of all time is Desperado! It is complete genius! I love all the songs and wouldn't change a thing! I'll definitely buy more of their albums, since this is the only cd of them at our house. I'd recommend it anyday!
Even without great tunes like Hotel California or Life in the Fast Lane or I Can't Tell You Why, there were the first years. It's a very good collection. Some of my favorites would have to be Take it Easy, One of These Nights, Already Gone, Take It to the Limit, and basically, every other track on this album. Still, if you ask me, this was done before CDs. Go get the two disc Greatest Hits if you want more of their material. However, still can't help how good this is.