Coming on November 2nd is Eagles: Legacy, a sprawling 12 CD/DVD/Blu-ray set that spans the group’s career with seven studio albums, three live albums, singles, B-Sides, and two concert videos. The 15 LP version includes the vinyl debut of Millennium Concert. The CD version of the Legacy box is available for $179.98, and includes two concert videos: Hell Freezes Over (DVD) and Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne (Blu-ray).
The vinyl version of the box sells for $349.98. It has all the music from the CD’s on 15 LP’s — but none of the videos. Both sets are housed “in slipcases and accompanied by a 54-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos, memorabilia, and artwork that encompasses the band’s entire career.”
Co-founding guitarist Bernie Leadon played a pivotal role in helping define the country-based sound of the first few Eagles records. He recalled that “Peaceful Easy Feeling” from the band’s 1972 debut was the perfect mission statement for the band at the time: “It tied in with the rest because it’s about the Southwest, it’s about sleep(ing) in the desert with the stars all around and everything. And it sort of again captured that moment; we were all in our early 20’s in Southern California, y’know the desert breezes, the Santa Ana winds — that kind of thing. Romance in the air, and bougainvillea, and margaritas — hey!”
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