Offered for sale is a limited edition green vinyl UK pressing of The Eagles Greatest Hits by the Eagles.
About this copy: This copy of The Eagles Greatest Hits is a 1978 UK pressing on the Asylum label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of minor corner dents. Unlike many copies of this LP, this one does not have a punch hole in the cover.
The green vinyl record is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs and a couple of spindle marks on the labels. It’s a clean disc that has had little play.
A nice copy of an iconic album and the nicest copy we’ve had for sale in quite a while.
Released in 1976, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 went on to become the biggest-selling album in history.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and has sold 38 million copies in the U.S. alone.
On their first four albums, the Eagles were at pains to demonstrate that they were a group of at least near-equals, each getting a share of the songwriting credits and lead vocals. But this compilation drawn from those albums, comprising the group’s nine Top 40 hits plus “Desperado,” demonstrates that this evenhandedness did not extend to singles — as far as those go, the Eagles belong to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The tunes are melodic, and the arrangements — full of strummed acoustic guitars over a rock rhythm section often playing a shuffle beat, topped by tenor-dominated harmonies — are immediately engaging….No wonder it was such a big hit out of the box, topping the charts and becoming the first album ever certified platinum. Still, there must be more to it, since the album wasn’t just a big hit, but one of the biggest ever, becoming one of the very few discs to cross the threshold of 20 million copies and competing for the title of best-selling album of all time. There may be no explaining that, really, except to note that this was the pervasive music of the first half of the 1970s, and somehow it never went away.
In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl, and record companies around the world produced a number of limited edition colored vinyl pressings of both older and then-new titles in an attempt to get collectors to buy albums they already owned at a somewhat higher price.
The Eagles Greatest Hits was one of those titles. While it was pressed in the UK, it was widely available pretty much everywhere in the United States as an import and may have been made for export only.
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|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1978|