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Selected Works: 1972-1999 Box set

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The Eagles finally receive their due with this 4-CD set, which includes 52 songs and an ENTIRE disc of unreleased live tracks featuring everything from hits like Hotel California and Peaceful Easy Feeling to surprises like Funk 49 and Please Come Home for Christmas ! Also here, of course, are their studio-perfect smashes like Take It Easy; Already Gone; Witchy Woman; James Dean; Lyin' Eyes; Desperado; New Kid in Town; Take It to the Limit; One of These Nights; Heartache Tonight; Life in the Fast Lane , and The Long Run , and a 40-page booklet. Recommended!

It's tough to forecast which bands are built for the long run. The Eagles emerged as part of a genre (country rock) that proved to be a passing fancy. And with two talented frontmen sharing the spotlight, how could artistic differences be fended off for long? But, of course, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and the boys had a juggernaut on their hands, generating a dozen top 10 hits in their initial eight-year spurt. Selected Works: 1972-1999 gathers all the highlights from the group in all of its '70s and early '80s glory on three discs, dubbed "The Early Years," "The Ballads," and "The Fast Lane." The handsome box is fleshed out with a live disc from New Year's Eve 1999. With striking packaging, extensive liner notes, and a surplus of vintage photos, Selected Works is a suitable retrospective on a band that defined the California sound and took it easy, and, in the process, took it to the limit. --Steven Stolder

Disc: 1
1. Take It Easy
2. Hollywood Waltz
3. Already Gone
4. Doolin' Dalton
5. Midnight Flyer
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Disc: 2
1. Wasted Time Reprise
2. Wasted Time
3. I Can't Tell You Why
4. Lyin' Eyes
5. Pretty Maids All In A Row
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. One Of These Nights Intro
2. One Of These Nights
3. Disco Strangler
4. Heartache Tonight
5. Hotel California
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Hotel California
2. Victim Of Love
3. Peaceful Easy Feeling
4. Please Come Home For Christmas
5. Ol' 55
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 14, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: November 14, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B0000507FL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2002
Format: Audio CD
but overall it is good rather than great.
First what is great is the sound quality of the digital remastering (far superior to originally released cds). Some reviewers complained about the non-chronological ordering of the songs but in my opinion this works really well, gives the set a sort of Eagles concert feel, and for long-time fans who are very familiar with the original albums, the sequencing is fresh and sheds new perspective on certain songs. The booklet of essays and photos are wonderful, as is the inclusion of previously unreleased live material on disc four (great versions of Peaceful Easy Feeling, Victim of Love and Best of My Love). And the set wisely ignores the relatively weak debut album, culling just the three "hits" plus Train Left Here This Morning.
However, what is bad about this set is that each disc runs 50-60 minutes (who's brilliant idea was that in an age of 80 minute capacity). This only serves to point out what is NOT included such as Seven Bridges Road, You Never Cry Like A Lover, I Wish You Peace, etc. The Millenium concert disc was particularly disappointing in this regard, since there was room for additional live versions of One of These Nights, Already Gone, Sad Cafe, Witchy Woman (none of which have ever been released whereas Hotel California is on every live release and could have been dropped) and at least one Frey solo song to help balance out the Henley material. Some reviewers complained about the inclusion of Dirty Laundry and other solo numbers, but I personally enjoyed hearing the Eagles play those tunes. Those fans are also forgetting that Walsh and Schmitt both orignally played on Don's first album (and maybe even on Dirty Laundry).
Casual fans should stick to the digitally remastered greatest hits volumes, hardcore fans should pick this up, and those in-between should find a used copy at a cheaper price.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Rob Damm on November 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Owning The Eagles "Their Greatest Hits" is enough for all but serious fans. This boxed set really does just about everything wrong. It's way too shallow for hardcore fans. Nothing new here, just a compilation of readily available tracks. It's not even a particularly well-done compilation, as great, lesser-known tracks are skipped just to pad it out with more "hits". It would have been nice if it painted a more complete picture of the band, by say, including the amazing Bernie Leadon instrumental "Journey of The Sorcerer" or the breathtaking version of "7 Bridges Road" from "Eagles Live". The quality of the music, for the most part, is beyond reproach, but as far as the package itself goes, it's hard to recommend. For the hardcore fan, it's superflous- they'll own the vast majority of the material already. For the newcomer, it's either too much or not quite enough, depending on your point of view. There are ways to succesfully deal with commerical juggernaut-type bands in the box set format: take note of the amazing Tom Petty boxed set "Playback" which strikes a perfect balance: A great intro OR a great addition to a collection. Even the recent Queen and Led Zeppelin packages (just essentially repackagings of their complete studio recordings) make more sense than this weak collection.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By MPA on December 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It seems that everybody owns at least one copy of "Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, '71-'75", but the band itself was a lot more than that compilation. This set shows it all. Every song from their landmark album "Hotel Californai" (an album which, incidentally, did not come out until after the Greatest Hits album) are included in this set. Even if you own every Eagles Album, this set is important because it includes one disc of selected songs from the Eagles Millennium Concert, including the never before on CD tunes "Please Come Home for Christmas" and "Funky New Year." The concert also contains a wonderful re-worked rendition of "The Best of My Love" (don't worry, you also get the original version of that classic ballad in this set) as well as Joe Walsh's "Funk #49" and Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" and "All She Wants to do is Dance." All of the music is separated per disc perfectly, with early works, the ballads and the fast lane for the edgier tracks. Only two glaring ommissions here: "The Greeks Don't Want No Freaks", which is the most dancable Eagles tune ever; and the live concert staple, "Seven Bridges Road". But there is an out-take from "The Long Run" sessions entitled "Born to Boogie" with an unrecognizable Glenn Frey on lead vocals. This set covers the entire musically history of the band from their country roots to the evolution of one of the best rock bands of the seventies. A must have for anyone with any interest in the Eagles. And as far as the price is concerned, take a look at other box sets--this one is one of the least expensive ones available.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "hossie" on November 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I grew up listening to the Eagles in the 70's. Never was a huge fan but they were always in the background and their hits are staples of that decade. I never purchased their individual cd's in the 80's because I had moved on to "modern" rock. With the popularity of career spanning Box Sets of super groups in the 90's, I was actually looking forward to this one simply for childhood nostalgia. Great set but could have used more history on each song such as how they became to be, a discography with album covers, song listings and release dates with Billboard charting info. One glaring omission is Seven Bridges Road and can anyone please explain the Don Henley solo songs for their 4th disc live set? I would have understood the seven bridges cut if pressed for time but they could have easily put another 7 or so songs into this collection. I would not have purchased had I already owned the 2 greatest hits discs (no hidden gems here). The packaging is great though and for the casual fan looking to capture some of the best of FM radio in the 70's, this will do the trick.
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