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Bernie LeadonAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 23, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Really Small Ent.
  • ASIN: B0001HAIDQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,812 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Vile And A Profane Man
2. Volcano
3. Center Of The Universe
4. What Do I Own
5. Backup Plan
6. Everybody Want
7. Sears And Roebuck Catalog
8. Rich Life
9. Hey Now Now
10. God Ain't Done With Me Yet

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Long Overdue From A California Rock Great June 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who thought that it was Don Felder and Joe Walsh who provided the hard rock guitar sound in the Eagles, Bernie Leadon's new album will dispell that myth fast.
While it was Leadon's guitar spearheaded the Eagles' laid-back California Country sounds on "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Lyin' Eyes", remember - he was also the lead guitarist that swirled and stinged and solo'ed through songs like "James Dean", or sounding much more like Keith Richards than Clarence White on the Burritos' "Older Guys".In short, Bernie played guitar to the limit, not those chug-chunk-chug sounds emanating from the guitars of mrssrs. Frey, Felder and Walsh.
This "Mirror" ain't Country by a long shot, as the first chords of "Vile and A Profane Man" signify. It is straightforward Rock and Roll, with some edgy "New Wave" sounds thrown in for good measure on "God Ain't Done With Me Yet" (with interesting harmonies courtesy of Miss Emmylou Harris)
While Leadon doesn't entirely neglect his past on songs like "Backup Plan" (a beautiful song about life decisions which also features Miss Emmylou which could easily fit into either the Burritos or Eagles catalogue), the thoughtful "Rich Life", or the Scottsville Barker-like opening mandolin (courtesy of Tommy Burroughs)-guitar sounds on "What Do I Owe", the emphasis here is on those rock guitar-driven songs like "Vile and Profane Man", the rockabillyish "Everybody Want" and the autobiographical "Hey Now Now". The whimsical "Sears and Roebuck" catalog is much more fun performed live than on record.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bernies BACK!!! October 3, 2007
By john
Format:Audio CD
I like everyone else opened the CD put it in my car stereo in hopes of finding a new Eagles LP. After all if you listened to the Eagles his influence was a major part of the music!, and after all the pop cr@p from Don and Glen this was sure to be master piece of Eagles history. Well almost. The 70's are gone and so are the Eagles we grew up and partied to. The thing about this LP is that it take a few listens and the mind set that this is Bernie Leadon LP not an Eagles LP. Once you get by that the LP becomes a delight. Maybe someday Bernie, Randy, Don F., JD, and a few friends like Russ K, and Jackson will all get together and play some old favorites and maybe something new. Until then, get a copy of the Mirror sit back and enjoy!!!!!! Interesting that he uses profanity in many songs that would prohibit airplay, I wonder if this is a statement of some kind?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I've had this record for a few years and really dig it. I always love getting it out and listening to it again, significant songs like Volcano, Rich Life and God Ain't Done with Me Yet really stand out with the solo on the latter being my favorite part of the album, it gives me a shiver every time I play it.

Sears and Roebuck Catalog and Center of the Universe add a little bit of lightness to what is overall a really great record. It's not too long, each song deserves its spot and unlike much of what's out there the production is well done. I didn't know of Bernie's previous works until I did some research about him but I am thankful that this isn't some sort of an Eagles clone, it stands very well on it's own.

Check it out if you enjoy music with a fiddle and mandolin just as much as some great drums and an excellent vocal melody. There is enough country, bluegrass, singer-songwriter and "rock" to scratch the itch; the blend is like a well-brewed cup of coffee, perfectly satisfying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And he sure moved on. January 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Mirror is in my eyes and ears a wondeful deep harmonic CD. Showing how well Bernie moved on with his musical life. The Eagles is just a memory and this CD reflects an inner soul that has an amazing depth. The rocky style mixed with his very personal one is very attractive.

I am eagerly waiting for something new from this great musician. One terrific guitarist.

I am awed by this music. Give us more!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Art Reflecting Life June 28, 2013
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While I was shocked by the language used in the first song,"vile and a profane man", I sensed I should listen to the whole CD; hoping for redemption in the whole. Wisdom showed the journey is not always pretty; with many and varied colors needed to complete the picture. The music was fabulous, to help us navigate the trip; with the proper balance bringing us to the Grand conclusion! Enjoy! Rev. Frank Bersch
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mirror Bernie Leadon November 7, 2012
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I ordered this CD to see what had happened to the ex Eagle, Bernie Leadon. Now I know. I am not a fan of this music. The songs are no at all what I expected and will most likely not listen to it much in the future. My expectations were something from a similar style or content of Eagle type music, but I feel the songs are weak and talent is not to my expectations. Very disappointed. Sorry Bernie.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed April 7, 2011
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As a fan of the Eagles, the original four, I had always liked Bernie. In fact he was my favorite. I am disspointed in this disc. The music is fine and very well done. Lyrics are always a peek into the soul of the artist. The first cut on the record really says it all: "I am a vile and profane man" and Bernie is quite profane in his lyrics. That is something I just don't care for. Others may not be bothered, but I find it a unneccessary distraction. I must confess I held him in high esteem, but now quite disillusioned.
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